King's Highway 79 - www.OntHighways.com

Highway 79 is a former highway that was removed from the current provincial network in 1997.  It was entirely a rural highway that almost exclusively served the county of Lambton.  The former highway has been designated Chatham-Kent Road 16 and Lambton Road 79 since being transferred from MTO jurisdiction.


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  Southern Terminus:  Highway 79 ends at Highway 2 (Chatham-Kent Road 2) just west of Bothwell

Northern Terminus:  Junction Highway 21 just east of Port Franks.

Length:  77.5 km

Multiplexes:  A 20.0km multiplex with Highway 7 that was created in 1981 when Highway 79 took over former Highway 82's routing between Highway 7 and Highway 21 via Thedford

Freeway:  No

AADT (1994):  Highest: 3,300, from Watford northerly to the Highway 402 interchange;
                             Lowest: 1,300, from Highway 22 northerly to Highway 7-East.

Status:  Entirely downloaded:  New names are, Chatham-Kent Road 16, and Lambton Road 79.

Road info:  Highway 79 south of Highway 402 is in pretty good shape having been rebuild by Lambton County after being downloaded.  North of Highway 402, Highway 79 is in deplorable shape, it looks as if it hasn't seen any sort of rehabilitation since the 1980s (or perhaps even the 1970s).


 

Highway 79 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 79 (Coming Soon!)


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 79
Photographic History of Highway 79

Communities and Major Intersections located along Highway 79 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name

Community Name Distance

Major Intersection

Chatham-Kent has designated its portion of Highway 79 as County Road 16.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent ----- --- (0km) / --- (77.5km) Highway 2 (Chatham-Kent Road 2, Longwoods Road)
Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Former) Bothwell South Limits --- (2.1km) / --- (75.4km) Centre Line (Chatham-Kent Road 24)
Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Former) Bothwell North Limits --- (3.5km) / --- (74.0km) -----

At Main Line:  NB: Turn Left staying on Chatham-Kent Road 16, followed by a right turn at the railway tracks.  SB: Turn left as the road ends, follow the ramp to the right away from Bothwell.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent ----- --- (5.1km) / --- (72.0km) Main Line (Chatham-Kent Road 22)

Chatham-Kent - Lambton Boundary:  NB: Highway 79 is known as Lambton Road 79.  SB: Chatham-Kent has re-designated Highway 79 as Chatham-Kent Road 16.

Chatham-Kent - Lambton Boundary ----- --- -----
Township of Dawn-Euphemia Cairo --- (12.0km) / --- (65.5km) Lambton Road 2
Dawn-Eupemia - Brooke-Alvinston Boundary Aughrim --- -----
Township of Brooke-Alvinston ----- --- (24.9km) / --- (52.6km) Highway 80 (Lambton Road 80)
Township of Brooke-Alvinston (Former) Alvinston South Limits --- (25.7km) / --- (51.8km) -----
Township of Brooke-Alvinston Alviston --- (26.3km) / --- (51.2km) Lambton Road 23
Township of Brooke-Alvinston (Former) Alviston North Limits --- (27.0km) / --- (50.5km) -----
Township of Brooke-Alvinston ----- --- (33.3km) / --- (44.2km) Lambton Road 4
Township of Warwick (Former) Watford South Limits --- (40.1km) / --- (37.4km) -----
Township of Warwick (Former) Watford North Limits --- (41.3km) / --- (36.2km) Confederation Line (Lambton Road 39)
Township of Warwick (Former) Watford North Limits --- (45.3km) / --- (32.2km) King's Highway 402

At Lambton Road 22-West:  NB: Follow the ramp to the right towards London.  SB: Turn Left towards Watford

Township of Warwick ----- --- (46.7km) / --- (30.8km) Highway 7-West (Lambton Road 22-West)

At Highway 22 (Lambton Road 22-East):  NB: Turn Left towards Arkona.  SB: Follow the ramp to the right towards Sarnia.

Township of Warwick ----- --- (50.4km) / --- (27.1km) Highway 22 (Lambton Road 22-East)
Warwick - Lambton Shores Boundary (Former) Arkona South Limits --- (58.km) / --- (19.5km) -----
Municipality of Lambton Shores Arkona --- (58.2km) / --- (19.3km) Townsend Line (Lambton Road 12)
Municipality of Lambton Shores (Former) Arkona North Limits --- (59.0km) / --- (18.5km) -----
Municipality of Lambton Shores ----- --- (66.7km) / --- (10.8km Highway 7-East (Lambton Road 6, TO Middlesex Road 7) & Thompson Line (Lambton Road 6)
Municipality of Lambton Shores (Former) Thedford South Limits --- (67.9km) / --- (9.6km) -----

At Highway 22 (Lambton Road 22-East):  NB: Turn Left towards Arkona.  SB: Follow the ramp to the right towards Sarnia.

Municipality of Lambton Shores Thedford --- -----
Municipality of Lambton Shores ----- --- (72.8km) / --- (4.7km) Lambton Road 9
Municipality of Lambton Shores ----- --- (76.4km) / --- (1.1km) Lambton Road 18
Municipality of Lambton Shores ----- --- (77.5km) /--- (0km) King's Highway 21

Highway 79 ENDS


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