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Ontario Highway 77 (#1) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1936-1957
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1957
  • Current Name: Elgin Road 103
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Elgin
  • Towns Served: Rodney
  • Southern Terminus: Hwy 3 - New Glasgow
  • Northern Terminus: Rodney
  • Length in 1957: 6.5 km / 4.0 miles
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History of King's Highway 77 (#1):

The first route in Ontario to be assigned the King's Highway 77 designation was also one of the province's shortest highways. This tiny route in Elgin County was first designated in the mid-1930s. A Preliminary Route Plan was prepared by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) on June 18, 1936, showing the proposed King's Highway between Rodney and the Highway 3 Junction at New Glasgow. The route was first assumed by the DHO on August 5, 1936. The entire highway was only 6.5 km in length. Highway 77 was paved from Rodney to New Glasgow immediately after assumption in 1936. In the mid-1950s, it was decided that Highway 77 was no longer needed in the provincial highway system, so the highway was transferred from the province to Elgin County on December 5, 1957. The road is presently known as Furnival Road or Elgin County Road 103. In the early 1960s, the Highway 77 designation was utilized again on a different, unrelated route. A new provincial highway link was established between Highway 401 and Leamington in 1963. This route was also designated as Highway 77.





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