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Ontario Highway 2A (Alt.) London Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1950s-1968
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1968
  • Current Names: Stanley Street, York Street, Florence Street & Highbury Avenue
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Middlesex
  • Towns Served: London
  • Western Terminus: Hwy 2 & Hwy 4 - London
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 2 & Hwy 126 - London
  • Length in 1968: 5.5 km / 3.4 miles
HWY 2A (ALT) ROUTE MARKER - © Josh Anderchek
King's Highway 2A (Alt.) Sign
© Josh Anderchek

History of King's Highway 2A (Alt.) London:

King's Highway 2A (Alt.) was a short urban alternate route that was established in Downtown London during the 1950s, to relieve congestion on Highway 2 (Dundas Street). Although the route of Highway 2A (Alt.) first appeared on the 1956 Edition of the Official Road Map of Ontario, recently discovered historical photographs suggest that the route was being signed by 1954. The route of Highway 2A (Alt.) branched off of Highway 2 & Highway 4 at the intersection of Wharncliffe Road and Stanley Street. Highway 2A (Alt.) followed Stanley Street, York Street, Florence Street, and Highbury Avenue through Downtown London. Highway 2A (Alt.) joined up with Highway 2 at the intersection of Highbury Avenue and Dundas Street. It is not certain if this road was ever signed as Highway 2A. It is possible that the Department of Highways of Ontario signed this highway as "Highway 2" with an "ALT." or "Alternate" tab below the route marker. The route remained unchanged until 1968, when the entire route of Highway 2A (Alt.) was renumbered as Highway 2. Two unrelated Highway 2A (Alt.) Routes also existed in Cornwall and Chatham.


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