King's Highway 8 - www.OntHighways.com

Before downloading, Highway 8 ran from Highway 21 at Goderich southeasterly via Stratford, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge and Hamilton to the Hamilton-Wentworth - Niagara Regional Boundary.  At the height of Highway 8's length, it continued easterly through Niagara Region, finally terminating in Downtown Niagara Falls.  In 1998, Highway 8 was shortened significantly as all non-freeway urban sections of the highway were decommissioned.  This severed Highway 8 into two distinct pieces.  The western (and by far the longest segment) now runs from Goderich to Highway 401 at Cambridge.  The eastern segment runs only the short distance between the southern Cambridge City Limit, and Highway 5 at Peters Corners.


 

Old Style King's Highway 8 Shield

  Western Terminus:  At the Highway 21 junction in downtown Goderich

Eastern Terminus:  Pre-1997: At the Hamilton-Niagara Regional Boundary.

                                      Current: Highway 8 ends at the Highway 5 junction in Peters Corners

Discontinuity:  Highway 8 is discontinuous from Highway 401 at the Kitchener- Cambridge to the southern city limits of Cambridge.  This discontinuity was formed in 1998 when Highway 8 was decommissioned through Kitchener and Cambridge.

Length:  Pre-1997: 190.5km.  Current:  138.5 km

Multiplexes:  Currently Highway 8 is multiplexed with Highways 7 and 23.  Before downloading, in addition to the current multiplexes 8 was also cosigned with Highways 2, 6, and 19.

Freeway:  Highway 8 is a freeway from the eastern end of New Hamburg Bypass to Highway 401 near Cambridge

AADT (2002):  Highest:  90,700, from the Highway 7 interchange to the Fairview Road interchange in Kitchener;

                             Lowest:  3,750, from Clinton to Seaforth.

Road info:  Highway 8 has a variety of different conditions throughout its long length.  Despite this, much of the route is still paved with a fairly smooth pavement.  Traffic volumes on the western segment are for the most part moderate (with the exception of within Kitchener, where the route can become quite congested.  The eastern segment is a fair amount busier, though does flow well at most times.  Rural speed limits along Highway 8 are posted at 80km/h.


 

Highway 8 information:


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Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour and other photos of Highway 8


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 8
Photographic History of Highway 8

Intersections and Communities Located along this section of Highway 8 from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name

Community Name Distance

Major Intersection

Town of Goderich Goderich 0 km / 190.5 km King's Highway 21 (Victoria Street)
Goderich - Central Huron Boundary Goderich South Limits 2.2 km / 188.4 km -----
Municipality of Central Huron ----- 6.6 km / 183.9 km Huron Road 1
Municipality of Central Huron ----- 13.8 km / 176.7 km Huron Road 31
Municipality of Central Huron (Former) Clinton West Limits 18.7 km / 171.8 km -----
Municipality of Central Huron Clinton 19.7 km / 170.8 km King's Highway 4 / Huron Road 4
Central Huron - Bluewater Boundary (Former) Clinton East Limits 20.8 km / 169.7 km ----
Central Huron - Bluewater Boundary ----- 26.8 km / 164.7 km Kinburn Line (Huron Road 15)
Municipality of Huron East (Former) Seaforth West Limits 32.3 km / 158.2 km -----
Municipality of Huron East Seaforth --- Main Street (Huron Road 12)
Municipality of Huron East (Former) Seaforth East Limits 33.7 km / 156.8 km -----
Huron East - West Perth Boundary St. Columban --- -----
Huron East - West Perth Boundary Dublin 43.5 km / 147.0 km Perth Road 180 & Huron Road 14
Municipality of West Perth (Former) Mitchell West Limits 49.9 km / 140.6 km -----
Municipality of West Perth Mitchell 51.2 km / 139.3 km King's Highway 23-South (Blanshard Road)
Municipality of West Perth Mitchell 51.4 km / 139.1 km King's Highway 23-North (St George's Street)
Municipality of West Perth (Former) Mitchell East Limits 52.7 km / 137.8 km -----
Perth East - Perth South Boundary ----- 63.9 km / 136.6 km Perth Road 35
Perth East - Perth South Boundary Sebringville --- -----
Perth East - Perth South Boundary ----- 65.8 km / 124.7 km Perth Road 130
Perth East - Perth South - Stratford Boundary Stratford West Limits 70.0 km / 120.5 km Perth Road 13
City of Stratford Stratford 72.1 km / 118.4 km King's Highway 7-West, Highway 19-South (Erie Street)
City of Stratford Stratford 72.4 km / 118.1 km Highway 19-North (Waterloo Street)
Stratford - Perth East Boundary Stratford East Limits 75.4 km / 115.1 km -----
Township of Perth East Shakespeare 84.1 km / 106.4 km Highway 59 (Perth Road 107)
Perth East - Wilmot Boundary ----- 92.3 km / 98.2 km Waterloo Road 1 & Perth Road 101
Township of Wilmot New Hamburg By-pass 95.5 km / 96.0 km Walker Road (Waterloo Road 3)
Township of Wilmot New Hamburg By-pass 95.6 km / 94.9 km Peel Street (Waterloo Road 4-West)
Township of Wilmot New Hamburg By-pass 96.1 km / 94.4 km Bleams Road (Waterloo Road 4-East)
Township of Wilmot New Hamburg By-pass 97.9 km / 92.6 km Nafziger Road (Waterloo Road 5)
Township of Wilmot ----- 100.1 km / 90.4 km Waterloo Road 51
Township of Wilmot ----- 105.2 km / 85.3 km Waterloo Road 12
Wilmot - Kitchener Boundary Kitchener West Limits 109.0 km / 81.5 km Trussler Road (Waterloo Road 70)
City of Kitchener Kitchener 112.1 km / 78.4 km Fischer-Hallman Road (Waterloo Road 58)
City of Kitchener Kitchener 114.5 km / 76.0 km Homer Watson Boulevard (Waterloo Road 28)
City of Kitchener Kitchener 115.8 km / 74.7 km Courtland Avenue

At Highway 7-East:  EB: Take the ramp to the right towards Highway 401.  WB: Take the loop ramp to the right towards Stratford.

City of Kitchener Kitchener 117.2 km / 72.3 km King's Highway 7-East
City of Kitchener Kitchener 119.4 km / 71.1 km Fairway Road
City of Kitchener Kitchener 121.9 km / 68.6 km Hwy 7187 (King Street Bypass) & King Street-North (Waterloo Road 8)

Current Eastern Terminus of the Western Segment of Highway 8 is located at the Highway 7187/Waterloo Road 8 Interchange

At King Street:  EB: Highway 8 departs the freeway and heads along surface streets. WB: Take the loop ramp towards Kitchener/Waterloo

City of Kitchener Kitchener 123.1 km / 67.4 km Sportsworld Drive (Waterloo Road 38)
Kitchener - Cambridge Boundary Kitchener East Limits - Cambridge West Limits 124.6 km / 65.9 km King's Highway 401

At Fountain Street (West Jct.):  EB: Turn Left at the bottom of the Hill.  WB: Turn Right towards Highway 401

City of Cambridge Cambridge 125.4 km / 65.1 km Fountain Street-West (Waterloo Road 28)

At Fountain Street (East Jct.):  EB: Ramp to the right towards Preston.  WB: Turn Left towards Highway 401.

City of Cambridge Cambridge 125.8 km / 64.7 km Fountain Street-East (Waterloo Road 17)
City of Cambridge Preston (Cambridge) 126.2 km / 64.3 km Eagle Street (Waterloo Road 39)
City of Cambridge Preston (Cambridge) 128.5 km / 62.0 km Bishop Street (Waterloo Road 41)
City of Cambridge Preston (Cambridge) --- Concession Road
City of Cambridge Cambridge 130.9 km / 59.6 km Highway 24 (Waterloo Road 24, Hespeler Road)
City of Cambridge Galt (Cambridge) --- Beverly Street
City of Cambridge Galt (Cambridge) 133.6 km / 56.9 km Concession Street (Waterloo Road 97, Formerly Highway 97)
City of Cambridge Galt (Cambridge) --- Franklin Boulevard (Waterloo Road 36)
City of Cambridge Cambridge 135.6 km / 54.9 km Branchton Road (Waterloo Road 43)

Current Western Terminus of the Eastern Segment of Highway 8 is located at the Cambridge - North Dumfries Boundary

Cambridge - North Dumfries Boundary Cambridge South Limits 137.5 km / 53.0 km -----
North Dumfries - Hamilton Boundary Hamilton West Limits 138.8 km / 51.7 km -----
City of Hamilton ----- 140.5 km / 50.0 km Safari Road (Formerly H-W Road 501)
City of Hamilton ----- 141.2 km / 49.3 km Sheffield Road (Formerly H-W Road 535)
City of Hamilton ----- 147.6 km / 42.9 km Kirkwall Road (Formerly H-W Road 552)
City of Hamilton (Rockton By-pass) 148.9 km / 42.4 km Rockton Road (West Jct.) (Formerly H-W Road538)
City of Hamilton (Rockton By-pass) 149.5 km / 41.0 km Rockton Road (East Jct.) Formerly H-W Road 538)
City of Hamilton Peters Corners 153.9 km / 36.6 km King's Highway 52
City of Hamilton Peters Corners 154.1 km / 36.4 km King's Highway 5 / Hamilton Road 5

Current Eastern Terminus of the Eastern Segment of Highway 8 is located at the Highway 5 junction at Peters Corners

East of Peters Corners the downloaded section of Highway 8 is known as Hamilton Road 8

City of Hamilton West Flamborough --- -----

At Brock Road:  EB: Turn right towards Dundas.  WB: Turn Left towards Highway 5

City of Hamilton Greensville 160.9 km / 29.6 km Brock Road (Formerly H-W Road 504)
City of Hamilton (Former) Dundas North Limits 162.2 km / 28.3 km -----
City of Hamilton Dundas 163.9 km / 26.6 km Sydenham Street (Formerly H-W Road 305)

At Main Street/King Street in Dundas:  EB: Turn right onto Main Street towards Hamilton (Hamilton Road 8 continues east along King Street, re-joining Highway 8 at Cootes Drive).  WB: Turn Left onto King Street

City of Hamilton Dundas 164.0 km / 26.5 km King Street East (Formerly H-W Road 341)
City of Hamilton Dundas 164.2 km / 26.3 km York Street (Formerly H-W Road 344)
City of Hamilton Dundas 164.5 km / 26.0 km Dundas Street (Hamilton Road 99, Formerly Highway 99)
City of Hamilton (Former) Dundas - Hamilton Limits 165.9 km / 24.6 km -----
City of Hamilton Hamilton 166.2 km / 24.3 km Highway 2-West (Olser Drive)
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Cootes Drive (Hamilton Road 8-North)
Divided Highway Begins:  EB: Keep right on Main Street.  WB: Divided Highway ends, Keep left at Paradise Road, keep right on Main Street.
City of Hamilton Hamilton 169.1 km / 21.4 km Paradise Road
City of Hamilton Hamilton 170.3 km / 20.2 km King's Highway 403
City of Hamilton Hamilton 170.4 km / 20.1 km Highway 2-North, (Pre-1997 Highway 6-North) Dundurn Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Queen Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Bay Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- James Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- John Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Wellington Street (Pre-1997 Highway 6-South SB)
City of Hamilton Hamilton 173.3 km / 17.2 km Victoria Avenue (Pre-1997 Highway 6-South NB)
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Wentworth Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Gage Avenue

At King Street (East Jct.):  EB: Divided Highway Ends, two way traffic continues easterly on Main Street.  WB: One way begins, follow King Street.

City of Hamilton Hamilton --- King Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Kenilworth Avenue

Queenston Traffic Circle

City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Parkdale Avenue
City of Hamilton (Former) Hamilton - Stoney Creek Limits 179.3 km / 11.2 km -----
City of Hamilton Stoney Creek 179.5 km / 11.0 km Highway 20 (Centennial Parkway)
City of Hamilton Stoney Creek 180.3 km / 10.2 km Lake Avenue (Formerly H-W Road 449)
City of Hamilton Stoney Creek 181.3 km / 9.2 km Grays Road (Formerly H-W Road 445)
City of Hamilton Stoney Creek 182.6 km / 7.9 km King Street (Formerly H-W Road 412)
City of Hamilton Fruitland 183.9 km / 6.6 km Dewitt Road
City of Hamilton Fruitland 184.6 km / 5.9 km Fruitland Road (Formerly H-W Road 455)
City of Hamilton Winona --- -----
City of Hamilton ----- 189.9 km / 0.6 km Fifty Road (Formerly H-W Road 450)
Hamilton - Grimsby Boundary Hamilton East Limits 190.5 km / 0 km Niagara Road 81 (Formerly Highway 8)
King's Highway 8 Ends

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