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Ontario Highway 35B (Lindsay) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1958-1998
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1998
  • Current Names: Lindsay Street & Kent Street
  • Location: Central Ontario
  • Counties Served: Kawartha Lakes (Victoria)
  • Towns Served: Lindsay
  • Southern Terminus: Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 - South of Lindsay
  • Northern Terminus: Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 - Lindsay
  • Length in 1997: 5.8 km / 3.6 miles
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History of King's Highway 35B (Lindsay):

King's Highway 35B was created out of a route renumbering which occurred shortly after the Lindsay Bypass was completed and opened to traffic in 1958. The old alignment of Highway 35 through Downtown Lindsay was designated as Highway 35B. The original 1958 routing of the Highway 35B Business Route followed Lindsay Street, Kent Street, William Street, Colborne Street, Angeline Street, and Thunder Bridge Road. In 1968, the route of Highway 35B was changed through Lindsay, so that it followed Kent Street and Lindsay Street only. This change in Highway 35B's route shortened the length of the highway from its original length of 8.7 km down to only 5.8 km. The old routing via Thunder Bridge Road and Angeline Street north of Lindsay became Victoria County Road 4 (now Kawartha Lakes Road 4) on September 21, 1968. The Highway 35B Business Route remained the same from 1968 right up until the highway was decommissioned in 1998.

It is believed that Highway 35B was actually a municipally-signed business loop in recent years. Ministry of Transportation mileage tables have not shown this route since 1970, suggesting that Highway 35B has not been used as an official designation in many years. However, Highway 35B runs concurrently with Highway 7B for its entire length. The route of Highway 7B through Lindsay was an official designation. That route is listed in MTO's mileage tables right up until 1997. Highway 35B was apparently decommissioned along with most sections of Highway 7B on January 1, 1998, although the route is still signed as a King's Highway through downtown Lindsay at present. An unrelated Highway 35B Business Route also existed in Dorset during the 1960s and 1970s.

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