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Ontario Highway 7A (Alt) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1958-1960
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1960
  • Current Names: Highland Road, Queen Street, Duke Street, Frederick Street & Lancaster Street
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Waterloo
  • Towns Served: Kitchener
  • Western Terminus: Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 - Kitchener
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 7 - Kitchener
  • Length: 3.4 km / 2.1 miles
HWY 7A ROUTE MARKER - © Jamie Malecki
King's Highway 7A Sign
Image courtesy of Jamie Malecki

History of King's Highway 7A (Alt) Kitchener:

This short-lived alternate route to Highway 7 was established through Downtown Kitchener in 1958. The alternate route departed Highway 7 & Highway 8 at the intersection of Highland Road and Hampton Road (today's Belmont Avenue), and followed Highland Road, Queen Street, Duke Street, Frederick Street and Lancaster Street through Downtown Kitchener. The alternate route connected back to Highway 7 at the intersection of Victoria Street and Lancaster Street. The entire length of Highway 7A (Alt) was a non-assumed section of the King's Highway, and therefore was under the jurisdiction of the City of Kitchener. It is not certain if this road was ever signed as Highway 7A. It is possible that the route was signed as "Highway 7" with an "ALT" or "Alternate" tab below the route marker. Between Hampton Road and Queen Street, Highway 7A (Alt) was signed concurrently with Highway 8 via Highland Road. Between Courtland Avenue and King Street, Highway 7A (Alt) ran concurrently with Highway 8A (Alt) via Queen Street. The signing of Highway 7A (Alt) through Kitchener was apparently discontinued in early 1960, as the highway does not appear on the 1960 edition of the Ontario Official Road Map.





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