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Page 36: Present Day King's Highway 17 Photographs (Keewatin to Manitoba Boundary)


HWY 17 #1202 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #117 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 17A (Kenora Bypass) from the Hwy 17 Junction west of Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Overhead signs at the junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A west of Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #123 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #122 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The eastbound right turn channelization ramp at Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A might very well qualify as Ontario's longest off-ramp. At 1.1 km, this one-way ramp is actually a former alignment of Hwy 17 that was left behind once the Kenora Bypass was completed. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A (Kenora Bypass) west of Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #119 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #118 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards Keewatin along Hwy 17, about 1 km west of the Hwy 17A Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A former alignment of Hwy 17 west of the Hwy 17A Junction now serves as an access road to adjacent properties. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #1209 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #1208 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Approaching the Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A Junction, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Guide sign on eastbound Hwy 17 marking the upcoming Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A Junction near Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #120 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #121 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A long-abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 west of Keewatin has become so overgrown that it can only be seen easily in winter, when the undergrowth is covered in snow, and the trees have no leaves. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 near Clearwater Bay is several kilometres long. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #167 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #168 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This old alignment of Hwy 17 at Clearwater Bay is now known as Hwy 7125 (Rockeries Road). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Just west of Clearwater Bay, Rockeries Road (Hwy 7125) ends at this metal fence. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #1206 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #1205 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 at Granite Lake, located about 24 km west of Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 approaching Engineer Lake Road, located about 29 km west of Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #166 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #124 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Another old alignment of Hwy 17 between Clearwater Bay and the Hwy 673 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Kenora along Hwy 17 from the Hwy 673 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1173 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1174 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern terminus of Hwy 673 at Hwy 17, located about 40 km west of Keewatin. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 673 towards Shoal Lake from the Hwy 17 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #164 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #165 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A sharp superelevated curve on an abandoned Hwy 17 alignment west of the Hwy 673 Junction. The section of Hwy 17 from Kenora to the Manitoba Boundary has one of the province's richest concentrations of abandoned highway alignments. The highway has been realigned almost in its entirety since it opened in 1932. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This old alignment can be seen rejoining the current route of Hwy 17 in the background. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #161 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #162 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 actually crosses the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary. Ontario continued to use white centre line markings for many years after Manitoba switched from white to yellow centre line markings. Consequently, the exact point at which this abandoned Hwy 17 alignment crosses the provincial boundary and becomes Manitoba's Hwy 1 is quite clear in this photo. Note the change in the colour of the centre line markings from white to yellow. Compare this present-day view of the original Trans-Canada Highway to this Historic 1939 Photo of the same location. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the boundary line and the colour change in the pavement markings. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #163 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #159 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 17 alignment immediately east of the Manitoba Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary on the Trans-Canada Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #1207 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #1204 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards Kenora from the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Western terminus of Hwy 17 at the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary. Winnipeg lies approximately 150 km ahead via the Trans-Canada Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #160 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #169 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #1203 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This is the very first Hwy 17 sign heading east from the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary. Unfortunately, there is no "Hwy 17 Ends" sign heading westbound across the Manitoba Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Centre - At the Manitoba Boundary, King's Highway 17 ends its 2,000 km journey across Ontario. The Trans-Canada Highway continues westward towards Winnipeg via Manitoba's Hwy 1, shown here in this photo. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 26, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Commemorative plaque marking the completion of the Trans-Canada Highway from the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary to Kenora on July 1, 1932. Originally, this commemorative plaque was located on a large granite boulder situated beside the Trans-Canada Highway right on the boundary line. The plaque was relocated to the interior of the Manitoba Tourist Welcome Centre when Hwy 17 and Hwy 1 was realigned at the boundary during the 1960s. The "boundary boulder" can be seen in this Historic 1939 Photo of the Trans-Canada Highway at the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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