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Page 4: Present Day King's Highway 24 Photographs (Cambridge to Guelph)


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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