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Ontario Highway 55 (#2) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1970-1997
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1997
  • Current Name: Niagara Road 55
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Niagara
  • Towns Served: Virgil & Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Southern Terminus: Niagara Road 81 - Homer (Garden City Skyway)
  • Northern Terminus: Niagara Road 87 - Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Length in 1993 (Before Downloading): 12.9 km / 8.0 miles
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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. The highway was first designated on September 1, 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 signed with "TO 55" signs. 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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