Ontario Highway 107
Highway 107 Limited-access King's Highway Former highways
|Maintained by The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario|
|Length||1.8 km (1.1 mi)|
|North end||Highway 3 (Now Essex County Road 34) in Ruthven|
|South end||Highway 18 (Now Essex County Road 20) in Ruthven|
|Counties||Essex County, Ontario|
King's Highway 107, commonly referred to as Highway 107, was a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The route was one of the shortest highways to exist in the province, at a length of 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi). The highway has been through several re-numberings throughout its history, but is now known as Essex County Road 45 or Union Avenue.
At 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi), Highway 107 was one of the shortest signed provincial highways to exist in Ontario. Both termini are visible from any point on the route. Today, the former highway is known as Union Avenue or Essex County Road 45. It begins in the community of Union, progressing north from Essex County Road 20, formerly Highway 18. After passing through a brief rural area, the road enters the village of Ruthven, ending at Essex County Road 34, the former routing of Highway 3. The entire route lies west of Leamington within the town of Kingsville in Essex County. The southern terminus of the route is within a kilometre of the Lake Erie shoreline.
Highway 107 traces its history back to its equal-in-length predecessor, Highway 18B. It was re-designated as Highway 107 in 1953. Its purpose for existence was to connect Highway 18 to Highway 3. It was turned back in 1970. The road was re-designated as Essex County Road 45 from 1970 to 1997. Union Street was briefly re-uploaded as a Kings Highway, as a re-routing of Highway 18. This was not permanent, as Highway 18 was turned back on January 1, 1998, reverting to County Road 45.
The road originated as Highway 18B in 1937. In 1953, it was re-designated as Highway 107. It was also just 1.5 km in length.
To simplify the re-designations throughout the history of this road, they are listed below:
- Highway 18B (1937–1954)
- Highway 107 (1954–1970)
- Essex CR 45 (1970–1997)
- Highway 18 (1997–1998)
- Essex CR 45 (1998–Present)
|Union||0.0||0.0||County Road 20 – Leamington, Kingsville||Formerly Highway 18|
|Ruthven||1.8||1.1||County Road 34 – Leamington, Essex||Formerly Highway 3|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|