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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 17, arranged by location from the Quebec Boundary westerly to Ottawa. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 4: Present Day King's Highway 17 Photographs (Quebec Boundary to Ottawa)


HWY 17 #222 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #223 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Historical eastern terminus of Hwy 17 at Pointe Fortune, located on the Ontario-Quebec Boundary east of Hawkesbury. This section of Hwy 17 was bypassed in the late 1950s. The new highway passes by Pointe Fortune about 2 km to the south. The relocated route of Hwy 17 immediately west of the Quebec Boundary is now part of Hwy 417. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Hawkesbury along the former route of Hwy 17 at Pointe Fortune. Until Pointe Fortune was bypassed in the 1950s, Hwy 17 began at this intersection and proceeded all the way across Ontario to the Manitoba Boundary. Only a small portion of the original highway can be seen at Pointe Fortune. A 4 km section of the original route of Hwy 17 west of this point was flooded beneath the Ottawa River as a result of the Carillon Hydro-electric Dam project. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #224 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #225 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - In the late 1950s, Hwy 17 was relocated to bypass Pointe Fortune and the proposed Carillon Hydro-electric Dam project. In the early 1960s, the old Hwy 17 alignment between Chute a Blondeau and Pointe Fortune was inundated by floodwaters as a result of this massive Hydro-electric Dam project. Here, an abandoned section of Hwy 17 vanishes below Lac Dollard des Ormeaux, a flooded section of the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Once Hwy 17 emerges from the water near Chute a Blondeau, the highway proceeds continuously above the floodline through to Hawkesbury. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #226 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #227 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The abrupt end of the former Hwy 17 alignment at Lac Dollard des Ormeaux is guarded by a series of steel H-beam piles driven through the pavement. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former alignment of Hwy 17 facing east towards the flooded section at Lac Dollard des Ormeaux. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #228 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #229 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards Hawkesbury along the former Hwy 17 alignment east of Chute a Blondeau. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another view of the former Hwy 17 alignment near Chute a Blondeau, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #230 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #231 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards Hawkesbury along the former Hwy 17 alignment at Chute a Blondeau. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A 1937-dated culvert on Hwy 17 is just barely visible above the floodwaters of the Ottawa River near Chute a Blondeau. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 417 #83 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 417 #55 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the partial two-ramp interchange at Hwy 17 & Hwy 417 east of Hawkesbury. At this interchange, eastbound Hwy 17 traffic can only continue eastbound on Hwy 417. There are no ramps from eastbound Hwy 17 to westbound Hwy 417 or from eastbound Hwy 417 to westbound Hwy 17. For many years, this point marked the eastern terminus of Hwy 17. Since the highway downloading spree in the late 1990s, the section of Hwy 17 east of Ottawa has been maintained by municipal road authorities. The provincially-maintained section of Hwy 17 now begins west of Arnprior. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 417 towards Montreal from the Hwy 17 Overpass east of Hawkesbury. The freeway was under construction at the time this photo was taken, with only one roadway open for two-way traffic. Many sections of Hwy 417 have been reconstructed with concrete surfaces over the past few years, which necessitated a full closure of one of the carriageways temporarily during construction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 417 #56 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 417 #57 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards Hawkesbury from the Hwy 417 Overpass. Traffic coming east from Hawkesbury cannot access westbound Hwy 417 at this interchange. All traffic entering the freeway must head east towards Montreal. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east across the Hwy 17 Overpass at Hwy 417 east of Hawkesbury. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 417 #58 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #233 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Hwy 17 Overpass across Hwy 417 near Hawkesbury. This two-span post-tensioned structure was completed in 1971. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Little Rideau Creek Bridge on Hwy 17 east of Hawkesbury. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1955. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #232 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #234 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards Montreal along Hwy 17 at the Little Rideau Creek Bridge east of Hawkesbury. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The concrete bar-and-post handrail design of the Little Rideau Creek Bridge is typical of many Ontario bridges built between the early 1940s and the mid-1960s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #238 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 34 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards Montreal at the Hawkesbury Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hawkesbury Interchange at Hwy 17 & Hwy 34, facing south towards Vankleek Hill. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 34 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 34 #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 34 approaching the Hwy 17 Overpass. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1956. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Hwy 34 facing south towards Vankleek Hill from the Hwy 17 Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 34 #15 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 34 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Hwy 34 facing north towards Hawkesbury from the Hwy 17 Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Ramp to and from westbound Hwy 17 at Hwy 34 in Hawkesbury. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 34 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 34 #20 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign marking the entrance ramp to Hwy 17 West at the Hawkesbury Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Ramps to and from eastbound Hwy 17 at Hwy 34 in Hawkesbury. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #235 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #236 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide sign marking the entrance ramp to Hwy 17 East on northbound Hwy 34 at the Hawkesbury Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Exit sign for Hwy 34 on eastbound Hwy 17 at the Hawkesbury Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #237 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #239 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Structure identification number and date stamp (1981) on the Hwy 17 Overpass at Hawkesbury. This date refers to the last major reconstruction date, not the initial construction date of the bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the ramps at the Hawkesbury Interchange on Hwy 17, facing east towards Montreal. This section of the Hawkesbury Bypass is essentially an undivided freeway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #240 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #241 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Railway overhead on the Hwy 17 Bypass in Hawkesbury located immediately west of the Hwy 34 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of date stamp (1955) on Hawkesbury Railway Overhead on Hwy 17. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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