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Ontario Highway 802

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South end:  Burchell Lake
Districts:  Thunder Bay
District  Thunder Bay District
North end:  Highway 17 near Upsala
Length  41 km
Province  Ontario

Tertiary Highway 802, commonly referred to as Highway 802, is a provincially maintained access road in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Thunder Bay District.

Contents

Map of ON-802, Kashabowie, ON P0T, Canada

Route description

Highway 802 is 41 kilometres (25 mi) long, existing in two discontinuous segments: one extends for 13.8 km (9 mi) between the community of Kashabowie and the ghost town of Burchell Lake, inclusive of a 2 km (1 mi) unsigned corouting with Highway 11, and the second, approximately 16 km (10 mi) further north, extends from Lac des Mille Lacs northerly for 28 km (17 mi) to Highway 17 near Upsala.

Highway 802, like most other tertiary highways, is not maintained by the Ministry of Transportation during the winter months.

The segment from Highway 11 to Kashabowie also has the name Kashabowie Road, while the segment from Lac des Mille Lacs to Highway 17 also has the name Lac des Mille Lacs Road. The segment from Highway 11 to Burchell Lake is unnamed.

History

The road was originally built in 1902 as a link between the mineral exploration site at Burchell Lake and the train station at Kashabowie, but was not designated as part of the provincial highway system until 1962. Burchell Lake was later abandoned in 1967.

The more northerly section of Highway 802, from Lac des Mille Lacs to Upsala, appeared on the Ministry of Transportation's official road map for the first time in 2012. The road had already existed for many years, but never previously appeared on the provincial highway map as it lacked a highway designation. The Ministry of Transportation has not to date announced whether the sections will be connected in the future.

Major intersections

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 802, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. The entire route is located in Kenora District. 

References

Ontario Highway 802 Wikipedia


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