Prince Edward Island Route 2

Route 2, also known as Veterans Memorial Highway and the All Weather Highway, is a 216-kilometre (134 mi) two-lane uncontrolled access highway traversing Prince Edward Island, Canada from Tignish to Souris.[2] Route 2 was recognized as the first numbered highway in the province in 1890, when it opened between Charlottetown and Summerside.

Route 2 shield

Route 2
All Weather Highway
Veterans Memorial Highway
Route 2 highlighted in red.
Route information
Maintained by Department of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy
Length217.1 km[1] (134.9 mi)
Existed1890–present
Major junctions
West end Route 14 in Tignish
 
East end Route 16 in Souris
Location
CountiesKings, Queens, Prince
Major citiesCharlottetown, Summerside
Highway system
Provincial highways in Prince Edward Island
Route 1ARoute 3

It passes through the cities of Summerside and Charlottetown and roughly parallels the former primary railway line through the province, which was abandoned in 1989.

The highway was first paved in the 1950s with many upgrades in recent decades. A perimeter arterial highway (ring road) across the northern and eastern part of Charlottetown was constructed as part of Route 2 in the 1990s with funding from a $200 million federal adjustment fund for road construction after the railway was abandoned. This section of road was extended to Upton Road and is now signed for Route 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway), although Route 2 uses a small portion of the arterial highway between the Malpeque Road and St. Peter's Highway.

NamesEdit

Route 2 is commonly called the "All Weather Highway," as it was one of the first roads in Prince Edward Island to be open for traffic in all seasons. In 2003 the highway was designated "Veterans Memorial Highway", the same year that it qualified for federal infrastructure funding for much-needed capacity upgrades.

Route 2 has several local names:

Mount Pleasant diversionEdit

The portion of the highway running through the farming hamlet of Mount Pleasant west of Summerside was diverted for several years during the 1940s with the establishment of an air force base named RCAF Station Mount Pleasant. The base was closed following World War II and the "Western Road" was returned to its original alignment which currently runs along the former flight line and tarmac of the air force base. The diversion road constructed around the base is still in use as a local public road.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Prince−1.4−0.87  Route 12 – North Cape, Alberton
Tignish0.00.0   Route 14 east / Route 153 south (Church Street) – Skinners Pond, AlbertonWestern terminus
1.30.81  Route 160 north (Ascension Road)
2.11.3  Route 158 west (Harper Road)
St. Peter and St. Paul4.52.8  Route 157 west (Deblois Road)
Profits Corner11.16.9  Route 152 (Union Road)
Alma12.5–
12.6
7.8–
7.8
  Route 151 (Centre Line Road)Intersections offset; 80 m (260 ft) concurrency
Elmsdale16.910.5  Route 150 (Dock Road)
Rosebank20.112.5  Route 149 west (Piusville Road)
Bloomfield Corner24.215.0  Route 145 (Mill River East Road / Ohalloran Road) – Mill River East, CampbelltonRoundabout
26.116.2  Route 146 (Duvar Road)
St. Anthony26.816.7  Route 143 west (Howlan Road)
27.016.8  Route 136 east (Mill Road)
Woodstock29.218.1  Route 142 (O'Leary Road / Kelly Road) – Cascumpec, O'LearyRoundabout
Carleton31.919.8  Route 137 east (Trout River Road)
37.623.4  Route 14 west – Coleman, West Point
West Devon35.922.3  Route 138 south (Beaton Road)
37.623.4  Route 12 west – Cascumpec, AlbertonWest end of Route 12 concurrency
Portage40.325.0  Route 12 east – Foxley RiverEast end of Route 12 concurrency
Inverness42.726.5  Route 175 north (Conway Road)
46.228.7  Route 134 east (McNeills Mills Road)
49.931.0  Route 133 east (Ellerslie Road)
Mount Pleasant50.331.3  Route 11 east – Enmore
51.031.7  Route 169 east (Port Hill Station Road)
Springhill54.433.8  Route 130 west (Richards Road)
55.634.5  Route 132 east (Northam Road)
56.535.1  Route 128 wast (Harmony Line Road)
Richmond59.236.8  Route 127 (MacIsacc Road Road)
55.634.5  Route 132 east (Sunnyside Road)
62.638.9  Route 125 west (Hackmatack Road)
Wellington Centre63.839.6  Route 179 west (Goodwin Road)
65.240.5  Route 124 west (Wellington Road) – Wellington
68.842.8  Route 122 north (Allen Road)
Miscouche74.046.0  Route 12 – Central Lot 16, Belmont, Southwest Lot 16
Summerside80.750.1Central StreetFormer Route 121
81.050.3Granville StreetRoundabout
82.051.0  Route 180 north (Shore Road)
Travellers Rest84.152.3    Route 1A south to Route 11 (Water Street) / Route 1 (TCH) – Summerside, Borden-Carleton, Confederation BridgeRoundabout
86.4–
86.5
53.7–
53.7
  Route 120 (Waterview Road / Wilmont Valley Road)Intersections offset; 120 m (390 ft) concurrency
New Annan88.254.8  Route 106 north (Clermont Road)
89.555.6  Route 110 north (Old Station Road)West end of Route 110 concurrency
89.855.8  Route 110 south (MacIntyre Road)East end of Route 110 concurrency
Kensington92.657.5    Route 20 north (Broadway Street N) / Route 6 east (Victoria Street E) to Route 101 north – Margate, Mapeque, Cavendish
93.057.8  Route 109 south (Barrett Street)
Norboro96.2–
96.3
59.8–
59.8
  Route 107 (Blue Shank Road / Nineteen Road)Intersections offset; 90 m (300 ft) concurrency
98.961.5  Route 108 west (North Freetown Road)
Prince—Queens county line99.161.6  Route 233 north (County Line Road)
QueensSummerfield100.4–
100.6
62.4–
62.5
  Route 8 (Freetown Road / Grahams Road) – New London, FreetownIntersections offset; 160 m (520 ft) concurrency
Springfield103.764.4  Route 254 north (Rattenbury Road)
106.165.9  Route 231 (Ascension Road / Millvale Road)
108.167.2  Route 227 south (Junction Road)
Pleasent Valley108.667.5  Route 230 north (Smith Road)
Fredericton111.069.0  Route 264 south (Fredericton Station Road)
Hazelgrove112.670.0  Route 228 north (Bertram Road)
114.671.2  Route 228 west (Hazel Grove Road)
115.071.5  Route 239 north
Hunter River117.472.9  Route 13 – Cavendish, Crapaud, Borden-Carleton
Greenville120.574.9  Route 243 north
Brookfield123.4–
123.5
76.7–
76.7
  Route 226 (Millboro Road / Darlington Road)Intersections offset; 100 m (330 ft) concurrency
124.477.3  Route 9 south – Hampshire
Springvale126.878.8  Route 256 south (Loyalist Road)West end of Route 256 concurrency
127.379.1  Route 256 west (Crabbe Road)East end of Route 256 concurrency
Milton Station129.380.3  Route 248 south (North York River Road) – Warren Grove, Cornwall
130.280.9  Route 7 north – North Rustico, Cavendish
131.581.7  Route 236 south (Lower Malpeque Road)
Charlottetown133.282.8  Route 233 north (Winsloe Road)
135.784.3  Route 1 (TCH) west (Perimeter Highway) / Malpeque Road – Cornwall, Borden-CarletonRoute 2 branches east onto Perimeter Highway; west end of Route 1 concurrency
136.584.8Mount Edward Road
137.485.4   Route 15 north (Brackley Point Road) – Charlottetown Airport, Brackley Beach
138.986.3  Route 1 (TCH) east (Perimeter Highway) / St. Peters Road – Stratford, Wood IslandsRoute 2 branches east onto St. Peters Road; east end of Route 1 concurrency
Marshfield142.288.4  Route 25 north – York, Stanhope
145.690.5  Route 222 north (Suffolk Road)
147.591.7  Route 260 east (Frenchfort Road)
Bedford Corner149.192.6  Route 6 north – Stanhope, Grand Tacadie
150.293.3  Route 260 west (Frenchfort Road)West end of Route 260 concurrency
150.593.5  Route 260 north (Corrigan Road)East end of Route 260 concurrency
Tenmile House151.994.4  Route 218 east (Portage Road)
Tracadie Cross154.596.0  Route 218 (Blooming Point Road / Portage Road)
Mount Stewart162.0100.7  Route 22 south – Cardigan, Pisquid
St. Andrews163.6101.7  Route 217 north (French Village Road)
Kings165.3102.7  Route 323 east
Canavoy168.5104.7  Route 352 (MacEwans Creek Road / Douglas Station Road)
172.8107.4  Route 350 west (Lakeside Road)
Morell176.9109.9  Route 322 south (Green Meadows Road)
Morell East178.3110.8  Route 321 south (Bangor Road)
Marie181.5112.8  Route 337 south (Milburn Road)
Midgell182.8113.6  Route 331 south (Church Road)
St. Peters Bay187.2116.3   Route 313 south (Cardigan Road) to Route 312 – CardiganWest end of Route 313 concurrency
187.5116.5   Route 16 north / Route 313 north – Cable HeadEast end of Route 313 concurrency
193.2120.0  Route 327 south (Albion Road)
Dingwells Mills200.2124.4   Route 4 west (Dundas Road) / Route 332 south (Fortune Road) – Montague, Georgetown
201.5125.2  Route 309 south (Selkirk Road)
Fortune Bridge204.9127.3  Route 340 east (Fortune Wharf North Road)
Rollo Bay West206.5128.3  Route 310 south (Fortune Road)
206.8128.5  Route 308 north (St. Charles Road)
209.2130.0  Route 307 north (Bear River Road)
Rollo Bay210.9131.0  Route 330 (Gowan Brae Road / Lower Rollo Bay Road)
Souris West213.5132.7  Route 306 north (New Zealand Road)
213.8132.8  Route 330 west (Lower Rollo Bay Road)
Souris215.3133.8  Route 305 north (Chapel Avenue)
217.1134.9   Route 16 east (East Point Road) / MacPhee Avenue – South Lake, Îles de la MadeleineEastern terminus; roadway continues as Route 16
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (August 26, 2019). "PEI Route 2" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Prince Edward Island Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (2014). Provincial Road Atlas - Prince Edward Island (PDF) (Map). 1:50,000. Government of Prince Edward Island. pp. 5–10, 14–15, 18–19, 23–30, 35, 41, 47. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
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Coordinates: 46°20′51″N 63°19′56″W / 46.347595°N 63.332239°W / 46.347595; -63.332239