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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 115. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 115 Photographs


HWY 401 #1152             HWY 401 #1153

Left - Hwy 401 at the Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 Interchange, facing east towards Newcastle (June, 1965). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 at the Hwy 401 Interchange near Newcastle (June, 1965)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 115 #4             HWY 115 #2

Left - Aerial view of the Hwy 35 Junction on Hwy 115 at Enterprise Hill north of Newcastle in 1972. This at-grade intersection remained in place until the late 1980s, when it was replaced by a new grade-separated interchange on an improved alignment. Prior to the completion of the interchange, traffic continuing north on Hwy 35 towards Lindsay from Enterprise Hill had to turn left across the southbound lane of Hwy 115. The new Hwy 35 Interchange was completed and opened to traffic in 1988, coinciding with the conversion of Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 to a four-lane limited-access expressway at Enterprise Hill. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Aerial view of the Hwy 7A Junction on Hwy 115 east of Cavan in 1972. This was one of several at-grade intersections along Hwy 115 that was grade-separated during the twinning of Hwy 115 in the early 1990s. In addition to being widened from two to four lanes, Hwy 115 was also converted into a fully controlled-access freeway between the Hwy 35 Interchange at Enterprise Hill and the Hwy 28 Interchange southwest of Peterborough.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 115 #3

Above - Aerial view of the Peterborough County Road 10 Junction on Hwy 115 south of Cavan in 1972.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 115 #1

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 28 Interchange on Hwy 115 southwest of Peterborough in 1972, facing south towards Port Hope. This interesting photo shows the partially-completed interchange, as it appeared before the extension of Hwy 115 to the Peterborough Bypass in the late 1970s. When Hwy 115 was first opened to traffic in 1954, the highway terminated at a "T" Junction at Hwy 28. As traffic volumes grew over the years, the number of vehicles turning left onto Hwy 28 at the end of Hwy 115 started to cause significant congestion at this highway junction. In 1966-1967, a partial interchange was built at Hwy 115 & Hwy 28 as an interim improvement until Hwy 115 was extended easterly from Hwy 28 to the Peterborough Bypass. This interim improvement proved to be very effective, as it successfully accommodated the heavy left-turn movement from Hwy 115 via a grade separation over Hwy 28. A loop ramp carried Hwy 115 traffic north towards Peterborough uninterrupted. It wasn't until 1978 that Hwy 115 was finally extended easterly from Hwy 28 to the Peterborough Bypass. The Hwy 28 Interchange was reconfigured when this section of Hwy 115 was twinned in 1985. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 35 #84             HWY 35 #85

Left - New Hwy 35 Overpass at the Hwy 115 Interchange at Enterprise Hill (June 26, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the new Hwy 35 Overpass at the Hwy 115 Interchange at Enterprise Hill, shortly after it opened to traffic in 1988. A new "trumpet" interchange was constructed in 1986-1987 to replace the former at-grade intersection at Hwy 35 and Hwy 115. About 1 km of Hwy 35 had to be relocated as part of this project. Photo taken on June 26, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 35 #86             HWY 35 #87

Left - Eastern side of the new Hwy 35 Overpass at the Hwy 115 Interchange at Enterprise Hill (June 26, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 towards the Hwy 2 Interchange in Newcastle. Photo taken on July 17, 1996. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 35 #88             HWY 35 #83

Left - Looking through the Wilmot Creek Culvert on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 near Newcastle (July 17, 1996)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing west across the Lovekin Road Overpass on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 near Newcastle (July 14, 1998)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 35 #82

Above - Lovekin Road Overpass on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 near Newcastle, facing south towards Hwy 401 (July 14, 1998)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)


Present Day King's Highway 115 Photographs


HWY 401 #47 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #48A - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 Interchange on Hwy 401 near Newcastle, facing south.
(Photograph taken on May 30, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of the Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 Interchange on Hwy 401, facing west towards Bowmanville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 30, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #49 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 Interchange on Hwy 401 near Newcastle, facing north. This interchange marks the southern terminus of Hwy 35 & Hwy 115.
(Photograph taken on May 30, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of the Hwy 2 Interchange on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115, facing west towards Bowmanville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 30, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #45 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Hwy 2 Interchange on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 near Newcastle, facing south. Originally, these interchange ramps were in an "A-2 Parclo" configuration. The Hwy 2 Interchange was converted into a diamond interchange when Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 was widened to four lanes in 1982.
(Photograph taken on May 30, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Taunton Road Underpass on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 in Orono.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #46 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #49 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The eastern side of the Taunton Road Underpass is slightly elongated because of the ramp to Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 which diverges from Taunton Road below the structure.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Taunton Road Underpass on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 in Orono. Structure completed in 1985.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #118 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Above - Dual King's Highway route markers on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 near Orono. The two highways share a concurrent routing for 19 km between Newcastle and Enterprise Hill.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #48 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #47 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - On-ramp to Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 at Taunton Road in Orono. Most of the interchange ramps along this section of Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 are very compact, due to the limited highway right-of-way available through this built-up area.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older green guide sign for Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 near Orono.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #50 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #51 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1985) on the Taunton Road Underpass on Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 in Orono.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Taunton Road towards Orono from the Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 Underpass. Visibility is restricted for Taunton Road traffic at the crest of this hill, where the ramp from Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 South merges in.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #52 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #117 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 from the Taunton Road Interchange. Between Newcastle and Enterprise Hill, Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 is a four-lane divided RIRO (Right-in, Right-out) Expressway. This highway design has some freeway characteristics, such as grade-separated interchanges and a centre median. However, a RIRO Expressway differs from the standard freeway because access is provided to adjacent properties along the highway. Left turns are not possible on the highway due to the centre median, so only right turns are permitted for property access. Motorists wishing to turn left must proceed to the next interchange and return in the opposite direction and then turn right. Note the restaurant and gas station on the right, which is accessible from Northbound Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 only. Southbound traffic cannot turn left into this gas station because of the concrete centre median. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Freeway guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 35 Exit on Hwy 115 at Enterprise Hill.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7B #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing east along Charlotte Street (Former Hwy 28 & Hwy 115) at Monaghan Road (Former Hwy 7B). Prior to 1997, Hwy 28 turned left at this intersection and headed north along Monaghan Road concurrently with Hwy 7B. The route of Hwy 115 reached its pre-1997 northern terminus at this junction. The route of Hwy 7B also continued south from here along Monaghan Road to Lansdowne Street, where the route of Hwy 7B turned easterly towards the Peterborough Bypass and Ottawa. As a result of the downloading of various highways and revocation of municipal connecting links in the Peterborough area in 1997-1998, there are no longer any provincial highways which pass through the urbanized sections of Peterborough. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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