History of Secondary Highway 649:
Secondary Highway 649 is a minor collector highway that connected Highway 36 at Bobcaygeon to Highway 121 south of Kinmount, near Union Creek. Highway 649 was created out of a major route renumbering which took place in the Tory Hill, Kinmount and Bobcaygeon area in 1964. In an effort to simplify provincial highway route numbering in the area, sections of Highway 109, Highway 111, Highway 121, Highway 500 and Highway 503 had their route numbers removed or reassigned to other routes. Highway 649 was created when the north-south leg of Highway 500 which ran from Bobcaygeon to Highway 121 near Union Creek was renumbered as Highway 649. The new route number came into effect on March 1, 1964. The route of Highway 649 remained more or less the same up until 1998, when the route was decommissioned as a provincial highway. On January 1, 1998, Highway 649 was turned over to the County of Victoria, which was later incorporated as the City of Kawartha Lakes. Former Highway 649 is now known as Kawartha Lakes Road 49. The route is paved for its entire length. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit on Highway 649 is 80 km/h (50 mph). There are no services available on this highway north of Bobcaygeon.
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