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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 18. 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 north to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 18 Photographs


HWY 3 #267

Above - Circa 1960 postcard view of Talbot Street (Hwy 3) facing west at Erie Street (Hwy 18) in Downtown Leamington. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Sigal Brothers Ltd, Windsor)





HWY 18 #8

Above - Reconstruction and widening of Hwy 18 in Amherstburg to four lanes (1977).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)


Present Day King's Highway 18 Photographs


HWY 18 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Old 1930s-era divided portion of Hwy 18 (Ojibway Parkway) near the E.C. Row Expressway Junction in Windsor. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 18 #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 18 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old Heritage Highway tourist sign on Hwy 18 near Windsor.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old circular "RR" railway crossing sign on Hwy 18 in Windsor. Circular "RR" signs such as this one were phased out in the 1970s, when they were replaced with the diagrammatic diamond-shaped railway crossing signs seen today. Somehow, this obsolete sign has lasted through the past few decades.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 18 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 18 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 18 (Ojibway Parkway) near Broadway Boulevard in Windsor. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 27, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Ojibway Parkway (Hwy 18), facing south towards LaSalle. This four-lane divided highway was one of the first highways of this type built in the province. The original two-lane highway between Windsor and LaSalle was twinned in 1937-1938. A new carriageway was built beside the existing highway to carry opposing traffic. The narrow depressed grass median has not changed much since the highway was reconstructed over 75 years ago. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 27, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 18 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 18 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards the Big Creek Bridge on Hwy 18 between Amherstburg and Malden Centre. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Big Creek Bridge on Hwy 18. Structure completed in 1932.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 18 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 18 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 18 towards Amherstburg at the Big Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Big Creek Bridge on Hwy 18, facing east towards Malden Centre.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 77 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) towards the Hwy 18 & Hwy 77 Junction at Erie Street in Downtown Leamington. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction sign assembly facing westbound traffic at Talbot Street & Erie Street. Old Hwy 3 (now Essex Road 34) continues straight ahead, while at right, Hwy 77 heads north towards Hwy 401 via Erie Street. The route of Hwy 77 through Downtown Leamington has always been under municipal jurisdiction. Today, provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 77 begins at the Leamington Bypass (Hwy 3) at the northern entrance to Leamington's urbanized area. Although it is no longer signed today, the former route of Hwy 18 began at this intersection and headed south via Erie Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 77 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) from the Hwy 18 & Hwy 77 Junction at Erie Street in Downtown Leamington. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the historical terminus of Hwy 18 at Erie Street & Talbot Street in Downtown Leamington, facing north. Erie Street continues north beyond the traffic signals towards Hwy 401 as Hwy 77, while Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) crosses Erie Street at the traffic signals. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 77 #13 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Erie Street (Hwy 18) from Talbot Street in Downtown Leamington. Up until the 1990s, Hwy 18 began at Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) and continued south through Leamington along Erie Street. At Seacliff Drive, Hwy 18 turned west towards Kingsville and Amherstburg. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction sign assembly facing northbound traffic on Erie Street (Hwy 18). Green-and-white trailblazer route markers at Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) direct traffic northbound along Erie Street to reach Hwy 77 & Hwy 401. The signs which once marked the historical terminus of Hwy 18 at this intersection were removed long ago. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 77 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Erie Street (Hwy 77) approaching Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) in Downtown Leamington. Up until 2000, Hwy 77 reached its southern terminus at the traffic signals. Erie Street continues straight ahead towards the Pelee Island Ferry Dock. Historically, this intersection also marked the beginning of Hwy 18, which continued west towards Kingsville and Amherstburg after a brief southerly jaunt via Erie Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction sign assembly facing southbound traffic at Erie Street & Talbot Street. Old Hwy 3 (Talbot Street) through Leamington is now known as Essex Road 34. The former route of Hwy 18 via southbound Erie Street is no longer signed at this intersection, leaving no evidence that this street was once a King's Highway. There is also no remaining evidence that Hwy 77 ended at this intersection prior to 2000. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 77 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 77 (Erie Street) from Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) in Downtown Leamington. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) approaching Erie Street (Hwy 18 & Hwy 77) in Downtown Leamington, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 77 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction of Old Hwy 3, Hwy 18 & Hwy 77 (Talbot Street & Erie Street) in Downtown Leamington, facing northeast. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Talbot Street (Old Hwy 3) from the Hwy 18 & Hwy 77 Junction at Erie Street in Downtown Leamington. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2019  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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