- Highway 634 (Ontario)
highway_name = Highway 634
length_km = 80.3
direction_a = North
direction_b = South
direction = North/South
Abitibi Canyon Hydroelectric damat Otter Rapids, Ontario
ending_terminus = Highway 11 in
Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
cities = Smooth Rock Falls, Fraserdale
Cochrane District, Ontario
established = 1965 (As Hwy 807), 1977 as Hwy 634
Highway 634 is a long and remote highway that travels through
Northern Ontariofrom its southern terminus at Highway 11 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontarioto the Ontario Power Generation hydroelectric damon the Abitibi Riverat the community of Otter Rapids, Ontario.
This is the second highway in
Ontarioto be named Highway 634 (with the original Highway 634 being near Sudbury). Its original designation was Highway 807, but was renumbered in 1977, shortly after a route renumbering. The road was re-aligned around the eastern part of Smooth Rock Falls in the mid-1990s.
Although the 2003 Ontario Official Road Map shows the road as completely paved for its entire length, the northernmost 15 kilometres (9 miles) are
gravel-surfaced. There are no gas stations on this road, aside from in Smooth Rock Falls.
Highway 634 is a long and isolated bush highway that connects the Abitibi Canyon hydroelectric dam with the rest of the province, as well as serving the small community of Smooth Rock Falls. The road is 80.3 km (50 miles) in length. Like most other two-lane roads in Ontario, the
speed limitis 80 km/h (50 mph) although there are sections where such cannot be maintained. The first 65 km (41 miles) is paved, with the last 15 km (9 miles) is gravel. Overall, conditions on the road are good, with several uneven and rough spots.
Communities along this road are listed from south to north:
forest roadtravels west from Fraserdale to the community of Smokey Falls
The southern terminus was originally Highway 11 in Smooth Rock Falls, but after the massive highway downloading that took place province-wide in 1998, the portion of the road within the town limits of Smooth Rock Falls was downloaded to the town, and is no longer provincially-maintained, making another of several "detached highways" (one that is not connected to other provincially-maintained roads in the network).
Highway 634 was originally designated to a highway in the Sudbury area in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Before becoming the current Highway 634, this road was numbered as Highway 807, which is also a re-used highway number (as the number was used near Atikokan in the early 1980s.
* [http://www.thekingshighway.ca/Hwy634_2.htm Highway 634 at TheKingsHighway.ca]
* [http://www.thekingshighway.ca/Hwy807.htm Highway 807 at TheKingsHighway.ca]
* [http://members.aol.com/Hwys/OntHwys/OntHwys611-635.html Ontario Highways 611-635]
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