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Highway 16 was at one time the major route from the 401 to Ottawa in Eastern Ontario. In the late-1990s much of Highway 16 was twinned and converted into a new fully-controlled access highway (Hwy 416). Highway 416 bypasses Highway 16 in the vicinity of Highway 401, as high speed ramps were constructed linking the 416 to Highway 401 west. The short section of Highway 16 was spared surrounding 401 due to its connection to the USA via the Prescott-Ogdensburg Bridge, and to Highway 401 itself, as Highway 416 only meets Highway 401 at a partial interchange. Highway 416 also bypassed a section of former Highway 16 near Ottawa. This section of bypassed Highway 16 reverted back to local control after the 416 was completed, and is now known as Ottawa Road 73.
Southern Terminus: Junction Highway 2
Northern Terminus: Post Hwy 416: Highway 416 interchange just north of Highway 401 at Leeds and Grenville Road 44.
Length: Post Hwy 416: 3.8 km
AADT (2002): Highest: 9,900 from Highway 401 northerly to Leeds and Grenville Road 44;
Lowest: 2,500 from Highway 2 northerly to Highway 401.
Road Info: Highway 16 is in fantastic shape for its entire length. The highway is four lanes divided between Leeds & Grenville Road 44 (Highway 416 interchange), and the southern terminus of Highway 2. Highway 16 is posted at 80km/h for its entire short length.
Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 16 from South to North:
|Proper Municipality Name||Community Name||Distance||Intersection Name|
|Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal||Johnstown||0 km / 3.8 km||Highway 2 (Leeds & Grenville Road 2)|
|Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal||-----||---||New York Highway 37 via Prescott-Ogdensburg Bridge|
|Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal||-----||1.5 km / 2.4 km||King's Highway 401 (Autoroute Macdonald - Cartier Freeway)|
|Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal||-----||2.2 km / 1.6 km||Leeds & Grenville Road 44|
|Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal||----||3.8 km / 0 km||Kings Highway 416-North|
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