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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 23, arranged by location from Listowel northerly to Harriston. 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 2: Present Day King's Highway 23 Photographs (Listowel to Harriston)


HWY 23 #79 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #80 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Distance guide sign on northbound Hwy 23 departing Listowel, indicating the distances to Palmerston and Arthur. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 23 at the northern entrance to Listowel. Like many King's Highways in Ontario, highway commercial development has extended along Hwy 23 well beyond the historical built-up limits of the town. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #81 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #82 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Signs marking the entrance to Listowel on southbound Hwy 23. Until the late 1990s, Listowel was served by two King's Highways; Hwy 23 & Hwy 86. Due to provincial government service realignment during the 1990s, jurisdiction over the entire section of Hwy 86 through the Listowel area was transferred from the province to the County of Perth. As a result, Hwy 23 is the only provincially-maintained highway serving Listowel today. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Yellow "CL" Connecting Link sign on northbound Hwy 23 departing from Listowel. The province seldom assumes ownership of highways passing through built-up urbanized areas. These small yellow signs are often placed to mark the boundary between provincial and municipal jurisdiction at the entrances to towns and cities. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #83 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #84 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 23 about 1 km north of Listowel. The section of Hwy 23 between Listowel and Palmerston has been a provincial highway since 1927. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 23 towards Gowanstown, located about 3 km north of Listowel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #85 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #86 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Hwy 23 towards Listowel from Gowanstown. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - This long vertical sag curve on Hwy 23 is complemented by a subtle horizontal reverse curve as the highway passes through Gowanstown. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #87 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #88 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Hwy 23 towards Perth Line 88 in Gowanstown. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching Gowanstown on Hwy 23, facing south towards Listowel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #89 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #90 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 23 towards Palmerston from Gowanstown. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Little Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 between Listowel and Palmerston, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #94 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #92 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Concrete and steel handrail design on the Little Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Eastern side of the Little Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1964. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #91 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #93 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The concrete handrail of the Little Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 has an unusual embossed stripe which doesn't appear to have been used on any other provincial highway bridges from that era. It is unusual for Ontario highway bridges built in the 1960s to show any special decorative embellishments such as this one. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Western side of the Little Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 located about 8 km north of Listowel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #96 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #95 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 23, about 3 km south of Palmerston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 23 from the Old Hwy 89 Junction (Now Hwy 23) in Palmerston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 23, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #28 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #29 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 23 towards Palmerston at the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. Structure completed in 1963. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #31 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge on Hwy 23 north of Palmerston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the concrete bar-and-post handrail design of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #32 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #33 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 23 towards Harriston at the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deck view of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. Note that this structure does not have any sidewalks for pedestrians. This was a fairly common design characteristic of older county road bridges built in rural parts of Ontario prior to 1970. This bridge was constructed by Wellington County just before the Harriston-Palmerston Road was designated as Hwy 89 in 1963. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #34 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #37 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 87 towards Wingham from the Hwy 23 Junction near Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south towards Palmerston along Hwy 23 from the Hwy 87 Junction. This intersection was extensively reconstructed in 2007-2008. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #36 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs at the junction of Hwy 23 and Hwy 87 west of Harriston. Before the highway was downloaded to Wellington County in 1997, Hwy 87 continued east from this point into Downtown Harriston (concurrently with Former Hwy 89), where it ended at the Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along the left turn lane from Hwy 23 North onto Hwy 87 West. Evidently, very few vehicles actually make this turning movement, given the excessive salt and sand deposits that have accumulated on the left turn lane during the recent winter snow clearing operations. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #38 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #39 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs approaching the Hwy 23 and Hwy 87 Junction at Harriston. The Hwy 23 designation was only recently applied to this highway. Until late 2004, the section of Hwy 23 from Palmerston to Harriston was designated as Hwy 89. The route number was changed in order to simplify provincial highway numbering in this area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 87 Junction on Hwy 23 near Harriston. A right turn channel was built at this intersection in the 1960s to facilitate northbound "through traffic" movements on Former Hwy 89 heading towards Harriston. However, traffic heading westbound on Former Hwy 89 from Harriston still had to turn left in order to continue along Hwy 89, since Hwy 87 is actually the through route at this intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #40 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #41 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 23 towards Harriston from the Hwy 87 Junction. Until 1997, Hwy 87 shared this short highway section with Former Hwy 89. The concurrent route of Hwy 87 and Hwy 89 was discontinued when Hwy 87 was downloaded to Wellington County. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 23 towards the Hwy 87 Junction near Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #42 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #52 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Hwy 23 and Hwy 87 Junction and right turn channel prior to reconstruction in 2007-2008. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 23 (Formerly Hwy 87 & Hwy 89) from the western limits of Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #43 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #44 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 23 at the Dredge Creek Bridge in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Dredge Creek Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. Structure completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #45 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #46 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 23 at the Dredge Creek Bridge in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the steel handrail design of the Dredge Creek Bridge in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #47 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #48 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1965) and structure identification number on the Dredge Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Dredge Creek Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #49 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #50 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. Structure completed in 1961. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #51 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing west along Hwy 23 towards the Maitland River Bridge in Harriston. This structure is particularly interesting because it is situated at an intersection between Hwy 23 and a side street. The Maitland River passes directly below the intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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