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Ontario Highway 658 (#2) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1985-Present
  • Current Status: In Service
  • Current Names: Secondary Highway 658 & Veterans Drive
  • Location: Northwestern Ontario
  • District Served: Kenora
  • Towns Served: Kenora & Redditt
  • Current Northern Terminus: Redditt
  • Current Southern Terminus: Hwy 17A - Kenora
  • Current Length: 25.9 km / 16.1 miles
  • Northern Terminus (1997): Redditt
  • Southern Terminus (1997): Hwy 17 - Kenora
  • Length in 1997: 29.7 km / 18.4 miles
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History of Secondary Highway 658 (#2):

The second incarnation of Secondary Highway 658 connects Kenora to nearby Redditt. This minor collector highway was created out of a route renumbering in 1985, when the notorious Secondary Highway 666 designation was permanently retired. The former route of Highway 666 was renumbered as Highway 658. The highway was paved from Kenora to the Highway 659 Junction near Black Sturgeon Lake. A gravel-surfaced section existed from Highway 659 northerly to Redditt, although this gravel section had been paved over by 1987. On March 31, 1997, the southern section of Highway 658 was transferred to the Town of Kenora. The 3.8 km urban section of Highway 658 lying between the Highway 17 and Highway 17A Junction is now known as Veterans Drive. The remainder of the highway from Highway 17A to Redditt is still in the provincial highway system. A different, unrelated Highway 658 existed near Sudbury between 1966 and 1973.





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