King's Highway 53 - www.OntHighways.com

While at one point Highway 53 served the important purpose of by-passing Highway 2 between Woodstock and Brantford, and serving as an important cut-off route from Highway 2 to Highway 20, its importance was diminished significantly when Highway 403 was constructed through Hamilton, Brant and Oxford Counties.  Highway 53 was downloaded in its entirety in 1997, and was probably one of the most logical transfers that took place during the downloading spree.


Old Style King's Highway 53 Shield

  Western Terminus:  Junction Highway 2 at Eastwood.

Eastern Terminus:  Junction Highway 20 and Highway 56 at Elfrida

Length:  76.4km

Multiplexes:  21.1 with Highway 2 and 7.7km with Highway 24.  Highway 24 was rerouted onto Rest Acres Road and Highway 403 when Highway 53 was downloaded in 1997.

AADT (1994):  Highest: 33,000 from Highway 52 westerly to the Highway 2 junction at Duff's Corners;
                             Lowest: 1,950, from Highway 2 at Eastwood to Middletown Line Road.

Status:  Totally downloaded in 1997.  Now known (from west to east) as: Oxford Road 55, Brant Highway 53, Colborne Street, Brant Highway 2/53, Wilson Street, Garner Road, and finally Rymal Road.

Road Condition:  Most rural stretches of Highway 53 are in good condition, although most sections of the road have been resurfaced or reconstructed since the highway was downloaded in 1997.  Through suburban Hamilton, most portions of the highway are now in poor condition after being chewed up by the numerous trucks and construction equipment that use the highway.


 

Highway 53 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 53


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 53
Photographic History of Highway 53

Intersections and Communities Located along this section of Highway 53 from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road

Highway 53 has been designated as Oxford Road 55 in Oxford County.

Township of Blandford- Blenheim Eastwood --- (0km) / --- (76.4km) Highway 2 (Oxford Road 2)
Township of Blandford- Blenheim ----- --- Towerline Road (Oxford Road 15)
Township of Blandford- Blenheim ----- --- King's Highway 403

Oxford - Brant Boundary:  EB: Highway 53 is known as Brant Highway 53.  WB: Highway 53 has been designated as Oxford Road 55

Blandford- Blenheim (Oxford) - Brant County Boundary Muir - Brant County West Limits --- (6.8km) / --- (69.6km) Muir Road (Oxford Road 22 / Brant Road 130)
City of Brant County Cathcart --- -----
City of Brant County ----- --- (14.8km) / --- (61.6km) Middletown Line (Brant Road 25)
City of Brant County ----- --- Harley Road (Brant Road 202)
City of Brant County (Former) Burford West Limits --- (19.3km) / --- (57.1km) -----
City of Brant County Burford --- (21.4km) / --- (55.0km) John Street
City of Brant County Bishopsgate --- Bishop Gate Road (Brant Road 16)
City of Brant County Mount Vernon --- -----
City of Brant County ----- ---(26.4km) / --- (50.0km) King's Highway 24 (Pre-1997, Highway 24-South, Rest Acres Road North)
City of Brant County ----- --- Pleasant Ridge Road (Brant Road 7)

Brant County - Brantford Boundary:  EB: Highway 53 is known as Colborne Street in Brantford.  WB: Highway 53 is known as Brant Highway 53.

Brant County - Brantford Boundary Brantford West Limits --- (30.9km) / --- (45.5km) -----

At the Brantford Southern Access Road:  EB: Turn Left to follow Colborne Street.  WB: Turn Right following Colborne Street

City of Brantford Brantford --- Brantford Southern Access Road
City of Brantford Brantford --- Mount Pleasant Street

At Brant Ave.  EB: Continue easterly along Colborne Street.  WB: Turn Left on Brant Avenue, and take first right onto Colborne Street.

City of Brantford Brantford --- (34.1km) / --- (42.3km) Highway 2-West, Pre-1997 Highway 24-North (Brant Avenue) & Icomm Drive
City of Brantford Brantford --- Clarence Street

EB: One Way End:  EB and Westbound traffic follow Colborne Street.  WB: Start of divided road, westbound traffic follows Dalhousie Street.

City of Brantford Brantford --- Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford - Brant County Boundary Brantford East Limits --- -----
City of Brant County Cainsville --- (40.4km) / --- (36.0km) Brant Road 18 (Highway 54-S)
City of Brant County ----- --- (42.1km) / --- (34.4km) Jerseyville Road (Brant Road 17)
City of Brant County Langford --- -----
City of Brant County ----- --- (47.1km) / --- (29.3km) White Swan Road (Brant Road 8)

Brant - Hamilton Boundary:  EB: Highway 53 is known as Wilson Street in Western Hamilton.  WB: Highway 53 is known as Brant Highway 53.

Brant County - Hamilton Boundary Brant - Hamilton Limits --- (48.8km) / --- (28.0km -----
City of Hamilton ----- --- (48.8km) / --- (27.6km) Sunnyridge Road (Formerly H-W Road 203)
City of Hamilton Alberton --- -----
City of Hamilton ----- --- (53.6km) / --- (22.8km) Highway 52 (Hamilton Road 52) & Trinity Road (Hamilton Road 65)

At Duff's Corners:  EB: Follow the ramp to the right following Garner Road.  WB: Turn Left at traffic lights onto Wilson Street

City of Hamilton Duff's Corners --- (55.2km) / --- (21.2km) Highway 2-East (Wilson Street)
City of Hamilton ----- --- Fiddlers Green Road (Formerly H-W Road 16)
City of Hamilton ----- --- King's Highway 6-NB Only & King's Highway 403-EB Only
City of Hamilton ----- --- Southcote Road (Formerly H-W Road 248)

At Glancaster Road:  EB: Highway 53 is known as Rymal Road.  WB: Highway 53 is known as Garner Road west of Glancaster Road

City of Hamilton (Former Hamilton West Limits) --- (63.4km) / --- (13km) Glancaster Road
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Garth Street
City of Hamilton Ryckman's Corners (Hamilton) --- Upper James Street (Pre-2004 Highway 6)
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Upper Wellington Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Upper Wentworth Street
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Upper Sherman Avenue
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Upper Gage Avenue
City of Hamilton Hamilton --- Upper Ottawa Street
City of Hamilton (Hannon) Hamilton --- Dartnall Road
City of Hamilton (Former Hamilton East Limits) --- (72.7km) / --- (3.7km) Trinity Church Road
City of Hamilton ----- --- Fletcher Road
City of Hamilton Elfrida --- (76.4km) / --- (0km) Highway 20 (Upper Centennial Parkway, Hamilton Road 20) & Highway 56 (Hamilton Road 56)

Highway 53 ENDS


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