King's Highway 71 - www.OntHighways.com
Highway 71 is a primary highway that runs through Northwestern Ontario. The highway has a north-south trajectory for much of its length, following the eastern side of The Lake of the Woods. Highway 71 runs east-west where it piggy backs along Highway 11 between Emo and Fort Frances. Highway 71 continues southerly into the United States as United States Highway 71.
Southern Terminus: At the
International Bridge in Fort Frances
Northern Terminus: Junction Highway 17 east of Kenora.
Multiplexes: 40.1km with Highway 11 and 2.0km with Highway 611.
Trans-Canada Highway: Until recently, Highway 11 was part of the Voyager Route which extended westerly from Shabaqua Corners to the western Highway 71 junction. However despite being indicated on road maps, this routing of the Trans-Canada Highway is no longer signed in the field.
AADT (2002): Highest: 5,300, from
Fort Frances westerly to Highway 611(concurrent with Highway 11);
Road Info: Highway 71 is in typical condition for a king's highway in northwestern Ontario. Where Highway 71 runs concurrent with Highway 11, the route is very well built to modern Trans-Canada highway standards. North of Highway 11, Highway 71 still has generally has a smooth surface, however the driving surface is notably narrower. Rural posted speed limits along Highway 71 range from 80km/h to 90km/h
Highway 71 information:
Detailed Route information available
History of Highway
Photographic History of Highway 71
Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 71 from South to North:
|Proper Municipality Name||Community Name||Distance||Intersection Name|
|Canada - USA Boundary||Fort Frances / International Falls||0km / 194.3km||US Highway 53 & 71 via International Bridge|
At Highway 11-East: EB: Keep right towards the International Bridge. WB: Keep Left towards Rainy River.
|City of Fort Frances||Fort Frances||0.3km / 194.0km||King's Highway 11-East|
|City of Fort Frances||Fort Rrances||2.3km / 192.0km||Secondary Highway 602 (Colonization Road) & McIrvine Road|
|Fort Frances - Crozier Boundary||Fort Frances West Limits||4.3km / 190.0km||-----|
|Township of Crozier||-----||9.5km / 184.8km||Secondary Highway 611-South|
|Township of Crozier||-----||11.5km / 182.8km||Secondary Highway 611-North|
|Township of La Vallee||La Vallee||---||-----|
|Township of La Vallee||Devlin||21.4km / 172.9km||Secondary Highway 613|
|Township of Emo||Emo||34.1km / 160.2km||Secondary Highway 602|
At Highway 11-West: NB: Turn Right towards Kenora. WB: Turn Left heading east towards Fort Frances.
|District of Rainy River||-----||40.4km / 153.9km||King's Highway 11-West|
|District of Rainy River||-----||58.8km / 135.5km||Secondary Highway 600 & Secondary Highway 615|
|Township of Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows||Caliper Lake||---||-----|
|Township of Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows||Nestor Falls||95.2km / 99.1km||-----|
|Township of Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows||Crow Lake||---||-----|
|Township of Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows||Blubsey Bay||---||-----|
|Township of Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows||(Former) Sioux Narrows South Limits||137.7km / 56.6km||-----|
|Township of Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows||Sioux Narrows||139.1km / 55.2km||Government Dock Road|
|Nestor Falls Sioux Narrows Boundary||Sioux Narrows North Limits||140.3km / 54.0km||-----|
|District of Kenora||-----||194.3km / 0km||King's Highway 17|
Highway 71 ENDS
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