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Ontario Highway 86B (West Montrose) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1958-1961
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1961
  • Current Names: Northfield Drive, Hill Street, Covered Bridge Drive & River's Edge Drive
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Waterloo
  • Towns Served: West Montrose
  • Western Terminus: Hwy 86 - East of Elmira
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 86 - West Montrose
  • Length in 1961: 4.3 km / 2.7 miles
HWY 86B
King's Highway 86B Sign
Image courtesy of Jamie Malecki

History of King's Highway 86B (West Montrose):

King's Highway 86B was a short Business Route which passed through the small hamlet of West Montrose. The highway was created in 1958 when the West Montrose Bypass was completed and opened to traffic. The route of Highway 86 was relocated onto the new West Montrose Bypass, while the old Highway 86 alignment through West Montrose became Highway 86B. The highway was fairly short-lived and was decommissioned on January 20, 1961, when the road was transferred from the province to Woolwich Township.





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