King's Highway 12 -  www.OntHighways.com

Before 1997, Highway 12 ran from Whitby to Penetanguishene via Orillia.  Though very little of Highway 12 was affected by provincial downloading, two separate sections of highway were transferred to local jurisdiction.  In 1997, Highway 12 was rerouted away from Fesserton along Vassey Road creating a short concurrent section with Highway 400 near Coldwater.  One year later, Highway 12 was truncated south of Brooklin, ending now at the proposed interchange location of Highway 407 instead of continuing south into Whitby and to the 401.


Junction King's Highway 12

 
Southern Terminus: Before Downloading: Highway 12 ended at interchange #410 on Highway 401.
  Currently:  Highway 12 was truncated about 1 km south of the southern Highway 7 junction in Brooklin.  This seemingly arbitrary ending point is where the proposed 407 is routed.

Western Terminus:  Junction King's Highway 93 south of Penetanguishene

Length:  Before Downloading: 153.5 km

Multiplexes:  39.5 km with Highway 7 from Brooklin to Sunderland.  12.9 km with Highway 48 running on the east side of Beaverton (now defunct since 1998).  2.4 km with Highway 11 along the Orillia Bypass.  6.1 km with Highway 400 that was created in 1997 when Highway 12 was rerouted away from Fesserton.

Freeway: Concurrent with Highway 11 on the Orillia Bypass, and with Highway 400 near Coldwater

Trans-Canada Highway: Highway 12 is part of the TCH between Highway 7 (north jct) and Highway 400.  Between Highway 7 and Atherly Road it is part of the Central Ontario Route, and for the remainder of its route its part of the Georgian Bay Route.

AADT  (2002):  Highest:  31,400, from Rama Road to the Atherly Narrows Bridge;

                              Lowest:  4,100 from Coldwater Road to Highway 400 on the Coldwater Bypass.

Road Info:  Much of Highway 12 has not been upgraded in quite some time, and is beginning to show its age.  The highway is generally built to good standards, and has good geometrics (portions between Atherley and Brechin notwithstanding), but many sections are due for resurfacing.  Highway 12 has a rural posted speed limit of 80km/h, despite sections that are a part of the Trans-Canada Highway.


 

Highway 12 information:


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Photographic History of Highway 12

Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 12 north from Whitby to Orillia and then west to Midland:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Major Intersection

Pre downloaded version of Highway 12:  Now known as Brock Street in Whitby (still signed a s King's Highway 12)

Town of Whitby Whitby 0 km / 153.5 km King's Highway 401
Town of Whitby Whitby --- Consumers Road (Durham Road 25)
Town of Whitby Whitby --- Highway 2 (Dundas Street)
Town of Whitby Whitby --- Manning Road (Durham Road 58)
Town of Whtiby Whitby --- Rossland Road (Durham Road 28)

Pre downloaded version of Highway 12.  Known as Durham Highway 12 north of Rossland Road to new southern terminus after 1998.

Town of Whitby Whitby 5.6 km / 147.9 km Taunton Road (Durham Road 4)

CURRENT (1998) SOUTHERN TERMINUS OF HIGHWAY 12

Provincial Control begins from about half way between Taunton Road and Highway 7-West at the proposed Highway 407 alignment

Town of Whitby Brooklin 10.3 km / 143.2 km King's Highway 7-West & Winchester Road (Durham Road 3).
Town of Whitby ----- 14.5 km / 139.0 km Thickson Road (Durham Road 26)
Town of Whitby

Myrtle

16.7 km / 136.8 km Myrtle Road (Durham Road 5)
Town of Whitby Myrtle Station --- -----
Township of Scugog Manchester 24.6 km / 128.9 km King's Highway 7A & Durham Road 21 (Goodwood Road)
Township of Scugog ----- 27.7 km / 125.8 km Reach Street (Durham Road 8)
Township of Scugog ----- 31.9 km / 121.6 km Highway 47 (Durham Highway 47)
Township of Scugog Greenbank ---

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Township of Scugog Saintfield 37.8 km / 115.7 km Saintfield Road (Durham Road 6)
Township of Brock ----- 42.4 km / 111.1 km Durham Road 13
Township of Brock Blackwater --- -----
Township of Brock Sunderland 47.1 km / 106.4 km River Street (Durham Road 10)
Township of Brock ----- 49.8 km / 103.7 km King's Highway 7-East.
Township of Brock Derryville --- -----
Township of Brock Creighton Corners 55.8 km / 97.7 km Durham Road 12
Township of Brock (Brock - Thorah) ---- 59.8 km / 93.7 km King's Highway 48-South
Township of Brock (Thorah (Beaverton By-Pass) 65.9 km / 87.6 km Simcoe Street (Durham Road 15)
Township of Brock (Thorah) ----- 70.1 km / 83.4 km Mara Road (Durham Road 23)
Township of Brock (Thorah) ---- 72.7 km / 80.8 km Highway 48-East (Durham Highway 48).
Township of Brock (Thorah) (Gamebridge By-Pass) --- Durham Road 50
Township of Ramara ----- --- Simcoe Road 47
Township of Ramara Brechin 80.3 km / 73.2 km -----
Township of Ramara ----- 83.0 km / 70.5 km Highway 169 (Simcoe Road 169)
Township of Ramara ----- 91.2 km / 62.3 km (Rama Road 46, Formerly Simcoe County Road 46)
Township of Ramara Uptergrove --- -----
Township of Ramara ----- --- Rama Road (Simcoe Road 44)
Township of Ramara Atherley 97.8 km / 55.7 km -----

At Atherly Road:  NB: Turn Left away from downtown Orillia.  SB: Ramp to the right towards Whitby (and Casino Rama)

City of Orillia Orillia --- Atherley Road
City of Orillia Orillia --- West Street
City of Orillia Orillia --- Memorial Drive

At Highway 11 South:  NB: Ramp to the right to NB Highway 11.  SB: Exit for Highway 12 SB.  Do Not Turn of ramp.

City of Orillia Orillia 104.9 km / 48.6 km King's Highway 11-South & Old Barrie Road (Simcoe Road 11).

At Highway 11 North:  NB: Exit Freeway, turn left at lights at end of ramp.  SB: Take ramp for SB Highway 11.

City of Orillia Orillia 107.3 km / 46.2 km King's Highway 11-North & Coldwater Road
Oro-Medonte - Severn Boundary Prices Corners 113.1 km / 40.4 km Horeshoe Valley Road (Simcoe Road 22)
Township of Oro-Medonte Warminster --- -----
Township of Severn Coldwater (By-Pass) --- -----

At Coldwater:  NB: Turn left at Vassey Road.  Turn Left again at the 400.  SB: Exit Hwy 400.  Turn Left onto Vassey Road.  Turn Right a short distance later at Coldwater.

Township of Severn ----- --- Simcoe Road 16 (South Jct)
Severn - Tay

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--- King's Highway 400-South & Vassey Road (Simcoe Road 23).

At Wabashene:  NB: Exit the 400, keep right on the loop ramp towards Penetanguishene.  SB:  Take the ramp to the right for the SB 400.

Severn - Tay ----- 134.8 km / 18.7 km King's Highway 400-North & Simcoe Road 16 (North Jct).
Township of Tay Sturgeon Bay --- -----
Township of Tay ----- 139.5 km / 14.0 km Gervais Road (Simcoe Road 36)
Township or Tay

Old Fort

147.6 km / 5.9 km Old Fort Road (Simcoe Road 58)
Town of Midland Midland --- King Street
Town of Midland ----- 153.5 km / 0 km King's Highway 93 / Simcoe Road 93 (Penetanguishene Road)

Highway 12 ENDS

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