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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 24, arranged by location from Long Point northerly to Guelph. 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 24 Photographs (Long Point to Guelph)


HWY 24 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Old stone culvert on Old Hwy 24 at Bloomsburg near Simcoe. Culvert constructed ca. 1853
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #255 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #254 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Dual King's Highway route markers on eastbound Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 at Oak Park Road in Brantford. These two highways share a 9 km overlapped route between Paris and Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Oak Park Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #248 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #249 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Oak Park Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Structure identification number and date stamp (1976) on the Oak Park Road Overpass in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #250 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #251 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 towards Paris from the Oak Park Road Overpass in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford, facing east from the Oak Park Road Overpass. The interchange ramps at the Oak Park Road Interchange are in a diamond configuration. Diamond interchanges are relatively uncommon in Ontario. This is the only full interchange of this design found on Hwy 403, although a partial diamond interchange was constructed at nearby King George Road (Hwy 24 North) during the 1960s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #252 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #253 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north across the Oak Park Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Oak Park Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24. This two-span post-tensioned concrete structure was completed in 1976. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #256 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing north along Paris Road (Hwy 2) towards the Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 Interchange in Brantford. Hwy 2 briefly widens into a four lane divided highway through the interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #257 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #258 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Signs for Hwy 24 at the Paris Road (Hwy 2) Interchange on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24. The route of Hwy 24 runs concurrently with Hwy 403 between Paris and Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Paris Road (Hwy 2) from the Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 Interchange. The sign at right marks the distance to Downtown Brantford from the Brantford Bypass. Signs like this one are rarely seen in urban areas. Typically, these signs are installed on King's Highways as they depart from an urban area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #259 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #260 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Dual underpass structures at the Hwy 2 Interchange on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford. These twin four-span steel girder structures were both completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 2 towards the Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 Interchange in Brantford. Up until the mid-1960s, all through traffic between Woodstock and Hamilton had to pass through Downtown Brantford. The completion of the Brantford Bypass between this point and Cainsville in 1966 greatly relieved traffic congestion through Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #261 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #262 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along a divided section of Hwy 2 at the Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 Interchange in Brantford. Although this route is fairly quiet today, it once carried the majority of the through traffic between Hamilton and Woodstock. The completion of Hwy 403 to Rest Acres Road (Hwy 24 South) in 1978 bypassed the Brantford-Paris section of Hwy 2 seen here. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south across the Ewing Drive Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #264 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #263 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Brantford Bypass, facing west from the Ewing Drive Overpass. When the Brantford Bypass was first opened to traffic in 1966, the highway came to an end at the adjacent Paris Road (Hwy 2) Interchange. All westbound traffic on Hwy 403 was forced to exit the freeway at Hwy 2 up until 1978, when Hwy 403 was extended west from Hwy 2 to Rest Acres Road in Paris. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 from the Ewing Drive Overpass in Brantford. The advance exit sign for Hwy 24 North (King George Road) can be seen at right. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #265 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #266 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ewing Drive Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24, facing north. Structure completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Toll Gate Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #267 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #268 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Brantford Bypass from the Toll Gate Road Overpass. This freeway was originally constructed in the 1960s with an open depressed grass median. A steel beam guide rail median barrier was installed along the freeway through Brantford in 2011-2012, shortly after this photo was taken. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 towards the Hwy 24 North (King George Road) Interchange from the Toll Gate Road Overpass in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #269 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #270 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Toll Gate Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24. Structure completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Toll Gate Road Overpass on Hwy 403 & Hwy 24. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #271 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #272 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Hwy 24 North (King George Road) Overpass on Hwy 403 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Sign marking the route to Hwy 24 from the north ramp terminal at the King George Road Interchange on Hwy 403 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #273 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #274 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ramps to and from westbound Hwy 403 from Fairview Drive in Brantford. Due to space constraints, the north ramp terminal at the Hwy 24 (King George Road) Interchange ties into Fairview Drive. Traffic must use a short section of Fairview Drive in order to access Hwy 24 North from the westbound lanes of Hwy 403. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Fairview Drive towards King George Road from the Hwy 403 Interchange in Brantford. This short section of Fairview Drive forms a link between the westbound Hwy 403 ramps and Hwy 24 North (King George Road). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #275 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #276 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Signs marking the entrance ramp to westbound Hwy 403 and southbound Hwy 24 on Fairview Drive. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Fairview Drive approaching King George Road (Hwy 24 North) in Brantford. Here, traffic coming from westbound Hwy 403 must turn right in order to proceed northbound on Hwy 24 towards Cambridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #277 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #278 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Signs marking the turn-off to southbound Hwy 24 and westbound Hwy 403 on northbound King George Road at Fairview Drive. Traffic must follow Fairview Drive for a short distance east of King George Road in order to access the freeway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the Brantford Bypass (Hwy 403) from the Hwy 24 (King George Road) Overpass in Brantford. The Brantford Bypass was completed and officially opened to traffic on October 31, 1966. The new highway provided immediate traffic relief to Brantford, which had previously been burdened by heavy through traffic travelling between Hamilton and Woodstock. Approximately 5,000 vehicles per day used the new Brantford Bypass during its first year of operation. Today, traffic on the Brantford Bypass now exceeds 30,000 vehicles per day. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #279 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #280 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north across the Hwy 24 (King George Road) Overpass on Hwy 403 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Structure identification number and date stamp (1965) on the Hwy 24 (King George Road) Overpass in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #281 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #282 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ramps at the Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 Interchange, connecting to the north ramp terminal at Fairview Drive in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Hwy 24 (King George Road) Overpass on Hwy 403 in Brantford. This four-span prestressed concrete girder structure was completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #283 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #284 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An old green fingerboard sign marks the distance to Cambridge via Hwy 24 at the Hwy 403 Interchange in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - South ramp terminal at the Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 Interchange in Brantford. The ramps in the south half of the Hwy 24 Interchange are in a diamond configuration. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #285 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #286 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 24 (King George Road) from the Hwy 403 Interchange in Brantford. Up until 1997, Hwy 24 continued south from the Hwy 403 Interchange through Downtown Brantford. As a result of the mass provincial highway downloading which took place in 1997-1998, the old route of Hwy 24 through Downtown Brantford was decommissioned. In 1997, Hwy 24 was rerouted to Rest Acres Road between Burford and Paris. The new Hwy 24 route established a more efficient and direct connection between Hwy 403 and Hwy 24 South to Simcoe. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 403 & Hwy 24 from the King George Road Overpass in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #287 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #288 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of King George Road (Hwy 24) from the Hwy 403 Interchange, facing north towards Fairview Drive. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south across the Hwy 24 (King George Road) Overpass on Hwy 403 in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #289 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing south along Hwy 24 (King George Road) approaching Fairview Drive and the Hwy 403 Interchange in Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #223 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #224 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Kitchener from Hwy 24 Overpass
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Southbound Hwy 24 Overpass in Cambridge was completed in 1960. The bridge originally carried two-way traffic, but was later converted to accommodate southbound traffic only when Hwy 24 was widened in 1989.
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #225 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #226 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The newer Northbound Hwy 24 Overpass in Cambridge was completed in 1989
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - One of the most curious features of the Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange is a private access road leading to the shopping centre on the southeast side of the interchange. The ramp allows traffic to access the mall directly from Hwy 401, without using Hwy 24 (Hespeler Road). The access road includes a grade separation over the Toronto-bound Hwy 401 directional ramp, as seen here.
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #227 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #228 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1989) on the structure leading into the shopping centre. This road was actually a "ghost ramp" for a number of years after its construction in 1989. The ramp led into a corn field for the better part of a decade, after the shopping centre originally envisioned for the site was shelved. The ramp was finally put into service when the shopping centre was completed in the late 1990s.
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Shopping centre access road, facing west towards Hwy 24. The former end of the ghost ramp can be seen here, where the pavement types change. The ghost ramp ended at a corn field entrance until the late 1990s.
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #229 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #230 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Shopping centre access road, facing east towards the grade separation over the Northbound Hwy 24 ramp to Hwy 401 East
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northbound Hwy 24 ramp to Hwy 401 East as seen from the shopping centre access road structure
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #231 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #232 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Shopping centre access road, facing east from Hwy 24
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Toronto from Hwy 24 Overpass
(Photograph taken on October 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #216 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #217 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing northeast. Note the access road and grade separation leading to the shopping centre located on the southeast side of the interchange.
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing north along Hwy 24
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #218 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #221 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing northwest
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing west along Hwy 401
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #222 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #219 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing southwest
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing south along Hwy 24. Note the former cloverleaf ramps, whose locations are still faintly visible within the new loop ramp on the north side of the highway.
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #220 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 401 & Hwy 24 Interchange, facing southeast. About 1 km of Hwy 24 was relocated in 1960, when Hwy 401 was constructed in this area. A curved portion of the old Hwy 24 alignment is still visible in the lower left corner of this photo.
(Photograph taken on June 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 24 towards Hwy 401 Interchange from Old Hwy 24 (Groh Avenue). This section of Hwy 24 was realigned and placed in this large cut in 1989 during the first construction stage of the Hespeler Bypass.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 24 towards Queen Street in Hespeler. For three years, Hwy 24 turned right at this traffic signal, until the Hespeler Bypass opened to traffic in 1992. The southern part of the Hespeler Bypass can be seen in the background of this photo, leading away from the traffic signal.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This interesting superelevated curve on the former alignment of Hwy 24 was left behind when the Hespeler Bypass was constructed
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Only a short section of Old Hwy 24 remains between Hwy 401 and Hespeler. This photo shows the southern end of the alignment. The new alignment of Hwy 24 is beyond the guide rail in the background.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The road reaches maximum superelevation before being abruptly truncated at the guide rail
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The original route for Hwy 24 (Queen Street) can be seen beyond the guide rail. Until the Hespeler Bypass opened in 1992, Hwy 24 followed Queen Street and Guelph Avenue through Hespeler.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another bypassed Hwy 24 alignment can be found on the western side of the Hespeler Bypass
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #16 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #17 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This interesting twin-slab concrete highway alignment was bypassed decades ago when Hwy 401 was completed to Kitchener and Preston. It now serves as an access road to a small factory and a few houses.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - As traffic races by on Hespeler Road a short distance away, it is surprising to think that this quiet roadway was the main highway to Guelph from Galt and Brantford until 1960. The lanes on this old road are very narrow, measuring only 10 feet (3.05 metres) in width.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - The concrete pavement on this section of Hwy 24 was constructed in 1930. It has fared remarkably well considering its age.
(Photograph taken on June 11, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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