King's Highway 18 - www.OntHighways.com
Highway 18 is the lowest numbered Ontario highway outside of Ontario's original un-numbered highways (Highways 2-17 pre-dated the modern numbering system by several years). This being said, In 1997, Highway 18 followed a different route then it did in the 1930s. In the 1930s, Highway 18 was a by-pass of Highway 2, utilizing what is now known as Essex Road 42. Since the 1930s, Highway 18 had instead run south from Windsor near to the Detroit River Shoreline. South of Amhearsburg the highway abruptly turns easterly where it follows the north side of Lake Erie, several kilometres inland until it met Highway 3 and 77 in Leamington.
Western Terminus: Windsor -
Different official sources cite different information for the western
terminus of Highway 18, however it is clear that MTO maintenance of the
route did not extend past Windsor's Southern City Limit.
Eastern Terminus: At the former Highway 3/77 junction in Downtown Leamington.
AADT (1994): Highest: 16,800, from La Salle to Windsor;
Lowest: 1,750, from Essex Road 9 to Essex Road 50.
Status: Totally downloaded in 1998, now known as Oulette Avenue in Windsor, Essex Road 20 for the bulk of the highway, and as Erie Street in Leamington
Road Info: Highway 18 is a busy 4-lane highway on its trek south of Windsor to Amherstburg. Between Amherstburg and Kingsville, traffic is light along Highway 18. East of Kingsville, traffic volumes once again pick up as there is a substantial population in the Kingsville, Leamington area.
Highway 18 information:
Detailed Route information available
Photographic History of Highway 18
Communities and Major Intersections Located on Highway 18 from West to East:
|Proper Municipality Name||Community Name||Distance||Intersection Name|
Within Windsor, Highway 18 is known as Ojibiwaw Parkway.
|City of Windsor||Windsor||E.C. Row Expressway (Formerly Highway 7087) & Ojibiway Parkway|
At the Windsor-La Salle Boundary: SB: Highway 18 is known as Essex Road 20. NB: Highway 18 is known as Ojibiway Parkwa
|Windsor - La Salle Boundary||-----||-----|
|Town of La Salle||La Salle||-----|
|La Salle - Amhearstburg Boundary||River Canard||Malden Road (Essex Road 3)|
|Town of Amhearstburg||Edgewater Beach||-----|
|Town of Amhearstburg||-----||Essex Road 10|
|Town of Amhearstburg||Amhearstburg||Alma Street (Essex Road 16)|
|Town of Amhearstburg||Amhearstburg||Pike Road (Essex Road 18)|
|Town of Amhearstburg||Malden Centre||Essex Road 50|
|Town of Amhearstburg||-----||Howard Avenue (Essex Road 9)|
|Amhearstburg - Essex Boundary||-----||Meadows Road (Essex Road 41)|
|Town of Essex||Harrow||Erie Road (Essex Road 13)|
|Town of Essex||Harrow||Queen Street (Essex Road 11)|
|Essex - Kingsville Boundary||Arner||Arner Townline Road (Essex Road 23)|
|Town of Kingsville||-----||Heritage Road (Essex Road 50)|
|Town of Kingsville||Kingsville||Division Road (Essex Road 29)|
|Town of Kingsville||Union||Union Avenue (Essex Road 45)|
|Kingsville - Leamington Boundary||-----||Albuna Townline Road (Essex Road 31)|
|Municipality of Leamington||Seacliffe||-----|
At the Essex Road 20/Erie Street intersection: EB: Turn left onto Erie Street. WB: Turn Right onto Essex Road 20
|Municipality of Leamington||Leamington||Seacliffe Drive (Essex Road 20-East)|
|Municipality of Leamington||Leamington||Oak Street|
|Municipality of Leamington||Leamington||Essex Road 34 (Formerly Highway 3) & Highway 77|
Highway 18 ENDS
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