King's Highway 81 - www.OntHighways.com

The former Highway 81 ran from Highway 2 at West Delaware through Mount Brydges, Strathroy, Parkhill, finally terminating at Highway 21 in Grand Bend.  This highway served as the main link between the London area and Grand Bend tourist region.  The highway was formerly decommissioned in 1998, and is now maintained by the counties of Middlesex and Huron.


Highway 81 Ends marker in Grand Bend

  Southern Terminus:  Junction Highway 2 just west of Deleware

Northern Terminus:  Junction Highway 81 in Grand Bend

Length:  69.6km

Multiplexes:  2.1km with Highway 7 southeast of Parkhill

Freeway: No

AADT (1994):  Highest:  4,600, from Strathroy to Highway 22;

                             Lowest:  1,250, from Middlesex Road 17 to Highway 7-East.

Status:  Totally downloaded in 1998.  Now known as Middlesex Road 81, and Huron Road 81

Road Info:  Highway 81 is in good shape for its entire length, though it should be noted that much of Highway 81 has been rehabilitated by the counties now responsible for the former highway.  Rural speed limits along Highway 81 vary between 80km/h and 90km/h..


 

Highway 81 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 81


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 81
Photographic History of Highway 81

Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 81 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road

In Middlesex County, Highway 81 has been designated as Middlesex Road 81.

Township of Strathroy-Caradoc West Deleware --- (0km) / --- (69.6km) King's Highway 2
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc Cambellvale --- -----
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc (Former) Mount Brydges South Limits --- (4.7km) / --- (64.9km) -----
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc ----- --- (6.1km) / --- (63.5km) Middlesex Road 14
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc (Former) Mount Brydges North Limits --- (6.6km) / --- (63.0km) -----
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc Caradoc --- -----
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc (Former) Strathroy South Limits --- (16.7km) / --- (52.9km) -----
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc ----- --- (18.2km) / --- (51.4km) Middlesex Road 9
Township of Strathroy-Caradoc ----- --- (19.1km) / --- (50.5km) Middlesex Road 44
Strathroy-Caradoc - Adelaide-Metcalfe Boundary Strathroy North Limits --- (19.8km) / --- (49.8km) -----
Township of Adelaide-Metcalfe ----- --- (22.4km) / --- (47.2km) King's Highway 402
Township of Adelaide-Metcalfe Wrightmans Corners --- (23.8km) / --- (45.8km) Highway 22 (Middlesex Road 22)
Township of Adelaide-Metcalfe Crathie --- -----
Adelaide-Metcalfe - North Middlesex Boundary ----- --- (27.7km) / --- (41.9km) Middlesex Road 19
Adelaide-Metcalfe - North Middlesex Boundary ----- --- (32.5km) / --- (37.1km) Middlesex Road 12
Municipality of North Middlesex Bornish --- -----
Municipality of North Middlesex ----- --- (42.0km) / --- (27.6km) Middlesex Road 17
Municipality of North Middlesex ----- --- (44.1km) / --- (25.5km) Highway 7-East (Middlesex Road 7-East, Elginfield Road)
Municipality of North Middlesex ----- --- (46.2km) / --- (23.4km) Highway 7-West (Middlesex Road 7-West,
Municipality of North Middlesex Parkhill --- (47.8km) / --- (21.8km) Bethany Street (Middlesex Road 18)
Municipality of North Middlesex  (Former) Parkhill North Limits --- (48.3km) / --- (21.3km) -----
Municipality of North Middlesex Moray --- (52.6km) / --- (17.0km) McGillivray Drive (Middlesex Road 24)

Middlesex - Huron Boundary:  Huron has likewise designated Highway 81 as Huron Road 81

North Middlesex - South Huron Boundary Corbett --- (57.7km) / --- (11.9km) Mount Carmel Road (Huron Road 5)
North Middlesex - South Huron Boundary Greenway --- (59.0km) / --- (10.6km) Greenway Drive (Middlesex Road 5)
Municipality of South Huron ----- --- (63.9km) / --- (5.7km) Crediton Road (Huron Road 10, Formerly Huron Road 4)
South Huron - Lambton Shores Boundary Grand Bend South Limits --- (67.9km) / --- (1.7km) -----
Municipality of Lambton Shores Grand Bend --- (68.9km) / --- (0.7km) King's Highway 21
Municipality of Lambton Shores Grand Bend --- (69.6km) / --- (0km) Government Road

Highway 81 ENDS


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