King's Highway 78 -

Highway 78 that was a short highway that ran from Highway 21 at Dresden to Highway 40 at Chatham.  The highway, when connected to the east-west segment of Highway 21 between Dresden and Thamesville served as the major route across the northern portion of Chatham-Kent County (now the Municipality of Chatham-Kent).  The highway was downloaded in its entirety on January 1, 1998, and is now known as Chatham-Kent Road 78.  All but two of Chatham-Kent's highways (Highways 40 and 401) were transferred to local jurisdiction between 1997 and 1998.

Photo Copyright Cameron Bevers -
used with permission.

  Western Terminus:  Highway 78 ends at Highway 40 in downtown Wallaceburg

Eastern Terminus:  Junction Highway 21 just northwest of Dresden

Length:  17.6km

Multiplexes:  None

Freeway: No

AADT (1994):  Highest: 4,100, from Wallaceburg to Kent Road 31;

                             Lowest: 1,800, from Kent Road 31 easterly to Highway 21.

Status:  Entirely downloaded:  New name is Chatham-Kent Road 78

Road Info:  Highway 78 is a short lightly traveled highway, built to older design standards.  It has a posted speed limit of 80km/h.


Highway 78 information:  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 78 (Coming Soon!)   History of Highway 78
Photographic History of Highway 78

Communities and Major Intersections Located on Highway 78 from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road

Highway 78 is known as Chatham-Kent Road 78 for its entire length

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Wallaceburg 0km / 17.6km King's Highway 40
Municipality of Chatham-Kent Wallaceburg 0.9km / 16.7km Murray Street
Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Former) Wallaceburg East Limits 2.2km / 15.4km -----
Municipality of Chatham-Kent ----- 3.6km / 14.0km Kimball Road (Chatham-Kent Road 31)
Municipality of Chatham-Kent ----- 10.2km / 7.4km Chatham-Kent Road 28
Municipality of Chatham-Kent ----- --- Mandaumin Road (Chatham-Kent Road 44)
Municipality of Chatham-Kent Dresden 0km / 17.6km Highway 21 (Chatham-Kent Road 21)

Highway 78 ENDS

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Page last updated:  April 11th, 2007

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