King's Highway 76 - www.OntHighways.com

Highway 76 was a short highway that ran from Highway 2 in Southwestern Middlesex County to Highway 3 in Southwestern Elgin County.  The routes primary purpose was to serve the small community of West Lorne.  The route served a very local purpose, and was downloaded in its entirety in 1997.


Old Style King's Highway 76 Shield

 

Southern Terminus:  Junction Highway 3 at Eagle

Northern Terminus:  Junction Highway 2 at Woodgreen

Length:  Pre-1997: 18km

Multiplexes:  None

Freeway:  No

AADT (1994):  Highest:  2,800, from West Lorne to Highway 401;

                             Lowest:  1,300, from Highway 3 to West Lorne.

Status:  Entirely downloaded:  New names are Elgin Road 76 and Middlesex Road 76

Road info:  Highway 76 is in good condition for its entire length.  The road has been resurfaced by its respective counties since being turned over by the province.  Highway 76 has a rural posted speed limit of 80km/h.


 

Highway 76 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 76 (Coming Soon!)


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 76
Photographic History of Highway 76

Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 76 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name

Community Name Distance

Major Intersection

In Elgin County Highway 76 has been designated as Elgin Road 76

Municipality of West Elgin Eagle --- (0km) / --- (18.0km) Highway 3 (Elgin Road 3, Talbot Line)
Municipality of West Elgin (Former) West Lorne South Limits --- (4.0km) / --- (14.0km) -----

At Elgin Road 2:  Highway 76 has a quick jog, first left then right, in both directions.

Municipality of West Elgin West Lorne --- Pioneer Line (Elgin Road 2)
Municipality of West Elgin (Former) West Lorne North Limits --- (6.0km) / --- (12.0km) -----
Municipality of West Elgin ----- --- (7.4km) / --- (10.6km) King's Highway 401
Municipality of West Elgin ----- --- Stalker Line (Elgin Road 9)
Municipality of West Elgin Crinan --- -----

Middlesex - Elgin Boundary.  Like in Elgin County, Middlesex has designated Highway 76 as Middlesex Road 76.

West Elgin (Elgin County) - Southwest Middlesex (Middlesex County) Boundary ----- --- (15.9km) / --- (2.1km) -----
Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Woodgreen --- (18.0km) / --- (0km) Highway 2 (Middlesex Road 2, Longwoods Road)

Highway 76 ENDS


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