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Ontario Highway 568 Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1956-Present
  • Current Status: In Service
  • Location: Northeastern Ontario
  • District Served: Timiskaming
  • Towns Served: Kenogami Lake
  • Eastern Terminus: Kenogami Lake Station
  • Western Terminus: Hwy 11 - Kenogami Lake
  • Current Length: 2.5 km / 1.5 miles
HWY 568 ROUTE MARKER - © Cameron Bevers
Secondary Highway 568 Sign © Cameron Bevers

History of Secondary Highway 568:

Secondary Highway 568 is a local highway in the District of Timiskaming that provides access from Highway 11 to Kenogami Lake Station, west of Kirkland Lake. Highway 568 was first designated by an Order-in-Council dated May 9, 1956. The route was first depicted on a Preliminary Route Plan prepared by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) in June, 1956. The new highway was 1.5 miles (2.5 km) in length. At the time of designation in 1956, the entire length of Highway 568 was gravel-surfaced. Highway 568 was paved in the mid-1980s. The highway's route has not changed since 1956. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit on Highway 568 is 80 km/h (50 mph). Services are only available at the Highway 11 Junction in Kenogami Lake.

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