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Ontario Highway 86B (Bluevale) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1958-1960
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1960
  • Current Names: Queen Street, Clyde Street, Morris Street, Morris-Turnberry Road & Ramsay Line
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Huron
  • Towns Served: Bluevale
  • Western Terminus: Hwy 86 - Bluevale
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 86 - East of Bluevale
  • Length in 1960: 5.3 km / 3.3 miles
HWY 86B ROUTE MARKER - © Josh Anderchek
King's Highway 86B Sign
© Josh Anderchek

History of King's Highway 86B (Bluevale):

King's Highway 86B was a short-lived Business Route in Huron County which passed through the Village of Bluevale, located southeast of Wingham. During the late 1950s, Highway 86 was relocated onto an improved highway alignment in the Bluevale area. The Bluevale Diversion bypassed over 3 1/4 miles of the old route of Highway 86 along the eastern approach to Bluevale. The new diversion eliminated two narrow bridges and several awkward turns in the original highway's route. Following the completion of the Bluevale Diversion in 1958, the former route of Highway 86 through Bluevale was renumbered as Highway 86B. This designation proved to be a temporary one, as jurisdiction over the entire route of Highway 86B was transferred from the province to the Townships of Morris and Turnberry by an Order-in-Council, effective April 9, 1960.

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