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Ontario Highway 75 (#1) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1936-1957
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1957
  • Current Name: Elgin Road 8
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Elgin
  • Towns Served: Dutton
  • Southern Terminus: Hwy 3 - Wallacetown
  • Northern Terminus: Dutton
  • Length in 1957: 4.0 km / 2.5 miles
HWY 75 ROUTE MARKER - © Cameron Bevers
King's Highway 75 Sign © Cameron Bevers

History of King's Highway 75 (#1):

The first King's Highway 75 was a short route which connected Dutton to Highway 3 at Wallacetown in Elgin County, southwest of St. Thomas. A Preliminary Route Plan was prepared by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) on June 19, 1936, showing the proposed King's Highway between Wallacetown and Dutton. The route was first assumed by the DHO on September 16, 1936. The entire highway was only 4 km in length, making Highway 75 one of Ontario's shortest provincial highways. Highway 75 was initially gravel surfaced for its entire length, but a concrete pavement was completed in 1937. In the mid-1950s, it was decided that Highway 75 was no longer needed in the provincial highway system, so the highway was transferred to Elgin County, effective December 6, 1957. Today, former Highway 75 is known as Currie Road or Elgin County Road 8. In the early 1970s, consideration was given to utilize the King's Highway 75 designation again on a different highway link in the Dunnville area, but plans for the new Highway 75 were shelved. Accordingly, the Highway 75 designation was never utilized again for an Ontario highway.





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