King's Highway 402 is a 400-series highway in the Canadian province of
Ontario and a vital trade link with the Midwestern United States,
connecting the Blue Water Bridge international crossing near Sarnia to
Highway 401 in London. The controlled access freeway is four-laned for
nearly its entire length, widening at the approach to the Blue Water
Bridge. It originally ended within the Sarnia city limits, merging into
Highway 7 near the present Highway 40 interchange. Although it was one
of the original 400-series highways, it was not completed until 1982;
construction extending it to London began in 1972 and was completed with
the final link between Highway 81 and Highway 2. The entire route
became a controlled-access highway with the removal of an intersection
at Front Street in Sarnia. Highway 402 offers access to Interstate 69
(I-69) and I-94 into Port Huron, Michigan, as well as 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.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Highway_402>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The identity of English highwayman Dick Turpin was uncovered by
his former schoolteacher, who recognised his handwriting, leading to
Mexican–American War: The United States Army used artillery
to repulse the much larger Mexican army at the Battle of Buena Vista
near Saltillo, Coahuila.
The International Organization for Standardization, responsible
for worldwide industrial and commercial standards, was founded.
Light from SN 1987A, a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud,
reached the Earth.
A Virgin express train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
derailed near Grayrigg, Cumbria (accident scene pictured), killing one
person and injuring thirty.
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
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