History of Secondary Highway 659:
Secondary Highway 659 was a minor collector highway that served as an access road to the Black Sturgeon Lake area north of Kenora. The highway was created out of a route renumbering in 1964, when the northern leg of Secondary Highway 604 was renumbered as Secondary Highway 659. The new route number came into effect on September 1, 1964. The highway is mostly gravel-surfaced, although a small section of Highway 659 north of the Highway 604 Junction was paved during the construction of the Kenora Bypass in 1988. The route was retained in the provincial highway system until the late 1990s, when it was transferred to the former Town of Jaffray-Melick effective March 31, 1997. The road is now known as East Melick Road and Coker Road.
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