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Highway 2 is the most important highway in Ontario Highway History, bar none! Highway 2 was known originally as the 'Trans-Provincial Highway". It was the first highway to span the entire province from the Windsor to the Quebec border near Montreal. Highway 2 was almost completely transferred to local municipalities during during the late 1990s. Only two short segments remain in the provincial highway network. Highway 2 exists concurrently with Highway 49 near Marysville, and between the Thousand Islands Parkway and Highway 401 near Gananoque. Sporadic Highway 2 signage exists in several locations across the province, particularly within former connecting links where the road has not been assumed by any county or regional government.
Highway 2 was bypassed by Highway 401 in the 1950's and 60's. The 401 has taken on many of the roles that Highway 2 once performed.
Western Terminus: The EC Rowe Expressway in Windsor.
Eastern Terminus: Historically, Highway 2 ends at the PQ border where the road becomes Route 338. More recently Highway 2 ended at the Highway 34/401 interchange near South Lancaster.
Length: 834.6 km
Multiplexes: Obviously, there aren't any multiplexes along Highway 2 at present. Before downloading however, Highway 2 was multiplexed with Highway 40, Highway 4, Highway 19, Highway 59, Highway 24, Highway 53, Highway 8, Highway 6, Highway 33, Highway 62, Highway 49, and Highway 138.
Freeway: Concurrent with the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.
AADT (1994): Highest: 34 200, between Liverpool Road and Whites Road in Pickering;
Lowest: 1 400, between Wardsville and Middlesex Road 14, southwest of London.
Road Info: Highway 2 is a very diverse highway. At times it is a very modern four lane divided or undivided highway with partially paved shoulders. Other times, the highway is a narrow poorly designed road with little in the way of shoulders. That said, Highway 2 passes through a very substantial part of Southern Ontario. The road is by no means a quick way across the province, but it is quite scenic in many regions, and is a great way to experience small town Ontario.
Highway 2 information:
Detailed Route information available
History of Highway
Photographic History of Highway 2
Because of Highway 2's length, route information appars across the following four pages.
Page 1 (Windsor - Clarence Street, London) Page 2 (London - QEW, Toronto)
Page 3 (Toronto - Lasalle Causeway, Kingston Page 4 (Kingston - Highway 34, Lancaster)
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