King's Highway 137 -

King's Highway 137 is a short spur highway that connects Highway 401 to Interstate-81, via the Thousand Island Bridge and Hill Island.  North of the Thousand Islands Parkway, Highway 137 is a freeway; South, it is a conventional 2-lane highway.  Highway 137 was not affected by provincial downloading.  Before late 2005, or early 2006, Highway 137 had been an un-posted designation.  Since that time however, the MTO has surprisingly done an about face on that subject and has started indicating Highway 137 both along its route, and at its interchanges.  Unfortunately, all of this new signage for Highway 137 has meant less signage for its continuation as Interstate 81 at the Highway 401 interchange, leaving a rather confusing situation for motorists.

Highway 137 crown cosigned with Interstate-81 shield.

  Southern Terminus:  At the Canada-USA border on Hill Island.

Northern Terminus:  At the Highway 401 interchange (interchange number 661).

Length:  4.3 km

Multiplexes:  None

Freeway: North of the Thousand Islands Parkway to Highway 401 (1.6 km)

AADT (2002):  Highest:  6,000, from US Customs northerly to the Thousand Islands Parkway;

                             Lowest:  5,500, from the Thousand Islands Parkway to Highway 401.

Road Info:  Highway 137 is a well maintained route for its entire length.  For much of its rural length, (except approaching the bridge toll booth, and US customs) Highway 137 has a posted speed limit of 80km/h.  North of the Thousand Islands Parkway, Highway 137 is a full freeway.


Highway 137 information:  

Detailed Route information Coming Soon!
Virtual Tour of Highway 137   History of Highway 137
Photographic History of Highway 137

Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 137 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road
Canada - USA Border ----- 0 km / 4.3 km Interstate-81
Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands ----- 2.7 km / 1.6 km Thousand Islands Parkway (Formerly Highway 2S)
Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands ----- 4.3 km / 0 km King's Highway 401 (Autoroute Macdonald-Cartier Freeway)

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Page last updated:  July 13th, 2006

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