History of King's Highway 55 (#2):
The second King's Highway 55 connected Niagara-on-the-Lake with Old Highway 8 (Niagara Road 81) at Homer, directly below the Garden City Skyway. In 1964, the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) completed a planning study which recommended the assumption of the Niagara Stone Road (Lincoln County Road 3) as a new King's Highway. Assumption Plans were prepared by the DHO in August 1970 and registered on September 1, 1970, showing the proposed assumption of the Niagara Stone Road from Homer northeasterly to Niagara-on-the-Lake as King's Highway 55. The new route was designated as a King's Highway by an Order-in-Council on November 5, 1970. Highway 55 was unique, because the highway technically did not connect to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) or any other Ontario provincial highway. The connection from Highway 55 at Homer to the QEW along Niagara Road 81 was merely signed with "TO 55" signs. The route of Highway 55 ended at Mary Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The highway lasted only 27 years, and was downloaded to the Regional Municipality of Niagara on March 31, 1997. The road is now known as Niagara Regional Road 55. Please visit the Highway 55 Mileage Chart page for a list of mileage reference points along Highway 55. A different, unrelated Highway 55 existed in Hamilton between 1937 and 1961.
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