Ontario Highway 655
|Kidd Creek (Texas Gulf) Highway|
|Length:||75 km (47 mi)|
|Existed:||(Original length) 1965 (Current length) 1979 – present|
|From:||Highway 11 near Driftwood|
|To:||Highway 101 at Timmins|
Highway 655 is a secondary highway in the Cochrane District in Northern Ontario. The highway is about 75 km (47 mi) long. It is heavily used by trucks as a critical access road to Timmins. The highway is one of the widest (by lane width), best-maintained secondary highways in the north (more comparable to a Kings Highway), and has the distinction of being Ontario's only secondary highway that features a 90 km/h (55 mph) speed limit, due to its importance and high design standards.
Opened in 1965, it was originally known as the Texas Gulf Highway, and ended at the entrance to the Texas Gulf Gold Mine. It was expanded from its original 7 km length to its current length in 1979, creating a more efficient link between Timmins and northern communities along Highway 11 such as Smooth Rock Falls, Cochrane and Kapuskasing.
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