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Historical Secondary Highway 502 (#2) Photographs
Left - New rock cut on Hwy 812 (later known as Hwy 502) south of Dryden in 1977. The completion of the Manitou Road (Hwy 812) in 1980 resulted in a brand new north-south provincial highway link between Hwy 11 and Hwy 17 in Northwestern Ontario. The highway distance between Dryden and Fort Frances was reduced by over 120 km as a result of the completion of Hwy 812. Previously, highway traffic had to use Hwy 71 via Emo and Sioux Narrows to travel between Dryden and Fort Frances. Tertiary Highway 812 was renumbered as Secondary Highway 502 in 1981, since it was now an arterial highway as opposed to a forest resource access road. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation - © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)
Right - Drainage ditch regrading on Hwy 812 (later known as Hwy 502) north of the Hwy 11 Junction near Fort Frances in 1978. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation - © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)