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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
HWY 7B AND HWY 35B ROUTE MARKERS - © Cameron Bevers
King's Highway 35B Sign © Cameron Bevers

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 October, 1958. The old route of Highway 35 through Downtown Lindsay was renumbered 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, a change was made to the route of Highway 35B through Lindsay. Rather than follow the more circuitous route back to Highway 35 north of Lindsay, Highway 35B was rerouted 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. Ownership of the old route of Highway 35B north of Lindsay via Thunder Bridge Road and Angeline Street was transferred from the province to the County of Victoria, effective September 21, 1968. Victoria County subsequently renamed the former section of Highway 35B as Victoria County Road 4 (now Kawartha Lakes Road 4). The Highway 35B Business Route remained the same from 1968 right up until the late 1990s, when the highway was apparently decommissioned.

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, which suggests 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 was 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.


Additional Information About King's Highway 35B:

King's Highway 35B - Route Information  (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)

King's Highway 35B - A Virtual Tour  (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)

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