Ontario Highway 402
Highway 402 is a freeway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It connects the Blue Water Bridge international crossing near Sarnia to Highway 401 in London. It is one of multiple trade links between Ontario and the Midwestern United States. The entire route is a controlled-access highway.
About Ontario Highway 402 in brief
King’s Highway 402 is a freeway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It connects the Blue Water Bridge international crossing near Sarnia to Highway 401 in London. It is one of multiple trade links between Ontario and the Midwestern United States. Highway 402 was one of the original 400-series highways when it was designated in 1953. In 1972, construction began to extend Highway 402 from Sarnian to London, creating a bypass to Highway 7. The final section of the extension, between Highway 81 and Highway 2, opened to traffic in 1982. The entire route is a controlled-access highway. Motorists crossing into Michigan at the western end have direct access to Interstate 69 and Interstate 94 into Port Huron. Drivers crossing onto the Canadian side from the east end of I-69 and I-94 have access to Toronto via Highway 401, and onwards to Montreal via A-20 in Quebec. The only town along Highway 402 between Sarnia and London is Strathroy. The freeway generally uses Parclo B2 and A2 interchange designs for interchanges. There is no layout using the six-4 B4 A4 interchange in Colonel Talbot Road, which is a hybrid of a diamond and diamond interchange. It was originally signed as Bridge To U.S.
A. without reference to Highway 402, though these have been replaced in the early 2000s with signs saying \”402 West Bridge To S. A \”. The twin bridge crossing has six lanes of traffic and non-stop freeway access. This provides a quicker route than the busier Ambassador Bridge crossing in Windsor, which features over ten traffic lights leading to the four-lane bridge, although that situation is expected to be rectified after the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge is constructed. The highway is not intended to operate as a commuter highway; at Highway 40 and westward all ramps leading to westbound lanes of the freeway were originally signed without reference to Highway 402, though they have been replaced with signs saying “Bridge To U-S.A. \”. It is four lanes for much of its length, though the approach to the Blue water Bridge is six lanes. It meets Lambton County Road 21, the northern terminus of the Oil Heritage Route, north of the town of Wyoming. Most of the length of Highway 21 is also known as the Bluewater Route, as most of itslength is parallel to the shore of Lake Huron, as it begins as Forest Road 9 3 kilometres to the east.