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Ontario Highway 3A (Windsor) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1929-1935
  • Current Status: Renumbered as King's Highway 3B in 1935
  • Current Names: Dougall Avenue & Ouellette Avenue
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Essex
  • Towns Served: Windsor
  • Western Terminus: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 3 - Oliver
  • Length in 1935: 9.7 km / 6.0 miles
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History of King's Highway 3A (Windsor):

The second Ontario highway route known as King's Highway 3A connected the Old Windsor Ferry Dock & Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Downtown Windsor to Highway 3 in South Sandwich Township. Highway 3A was created out of a route renumbering in 1929. A new route for Highway 3 was assumed by the Department of Public Highways along Huron Church Line Road on July 10, 1929. The new Highway 3 route provided a connection to the future Ambassador Bridge, which was nearing completion at the time. The old alignment of Highway 3 leading into Downtown Windsor via Dougall Avenue became Highway 3A. Initially, Highway 3A only serviced the ferry dock in Downtown Windsor. On November 3, 1930, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel opened to traffic, and Highway 3A began to serve this border crossing as well. In 1935, the entire route of Highway 3A was renumbered as Highway 3B. A different, unrelated Highway 3A existed in the Niagara Falls and Welland area between 1927 and 1970.


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