History of King's Highway 92:
King's Highway 92 was a short cut-off highway which connected Highway 26 in Wasaga Beach to Highway 27 in Elmvale. The history of Highway 92 dates back to 1936, when the Elmvale-Wasaga Beach Road was designated as a new provincial highway. The road was first assumed by the Ontario Department of Highways on August 5, 1936. Originally, Highway 92 did not connect to Highway 26 on the west side of Wasaga Beach. Instead, the highway ended in Downtown Wasaga Beach, approximately 14 km west of Elmvale. The entire highway was gravel-surfaced at first, but the highway was paved from Wasaga Beach to a point 3 km east in 1940. The balance of the highway to Elmvale was paved in 1947. In the late 1970s, Highway 92 was extended from Downtown Wasaga Beach out to Highway 26. On January 24, 1979, Mosley Street was designated as a municipal Connecting Link, which effectively extended the Highway 92 designation through Wasaga Beach. The new extension of Highway 92 via the Mosley Street Connecting Link in 1979 increased the length of the highway to 24 km.
On January 1, 1998, Highway 27 was downloaded to the County of Simcoe. Since Highway 92 was essentially just a connector highway between Highway 26 and Highway 27, it was decided that Highway 92 was no longer needed in the provincial highway system and was downloaded as well on January 1, 1998. The road is now officially known as Simcoe Road 92, although the road is still often referred to as "Highway 92" by motorists. Since the majority of Highway 92's route passes through Wasaga Beach, services are frequently available along this highway. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit on the rural section of Highway 92 is 80 km/h (50 mph). Please visit the Highway 92 Mileage Chart page for a list of mileage reference points along Highway 92.
Additional Information About King's Highway 92:
Learn More About King's Highway 92 (My Upcoming Publications)
King's Highway 92 - Route Information (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)
King's Highway 92 - A Virtual Tour (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)