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Ontario Highway 618 Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1956-Present
  • Current Status: In Service
  • Location: Northwestern Ontario
  • District Served: Kenora
  • Towns Served: Madsen & Red Lake
  • Western Terminus: Starratt-Olsen Mine
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 105 - Red Lake
  • Current Length: 11.7 km / 7.3 miles
HWY 618 ROUTE MARKER - © Cameron Bevers
Secondary Highway 618 Sign © Cameron Bevers

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.

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