History of Secondary Highway 618:
Secondary Highway 618 is a local highway in the District of Kenora that provides access to Madsen and the Starratt-Olsen Mine from Red Lake. Highway 618 was designated by an Order-in-Council dated May 9, 1956, and was first depicted on a Preliminary Route Plan prepared by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) in November, 1956. The route of Highway 618 extended west from Highway 105 in Red Lake for approximately 7 miles (11 km) to the Starratt-Olsen Mine. Highway 618 was originally gravel-surfaced for its entire length, but the highway was paved in 1962. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit on Highway 618 is 80 km/h (50 mph). There are no services available on this highway, but services are available on nearby Highway 105 in Red Lake.