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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 2, arranged by location from Kingston easterly to Brockville. 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 12: Present Day King's Highway 2 Photographs (Kingston to Brockville)


HWY 2 #207 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #211 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Gananoque River Bridge on Hwy 2 (King Street) in Downtown Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing east across the Gananoque River Bridge on Hwy 2 (King Street). As one of the gateway towns to the beautiful Thousand Islands Region, Gananoque is one of Ontario's most popular vacation areas. Note the heavy summer holiday weekend traffic heading into town on Eastbound Hwy 2. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #208 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #213 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Northern side of the Gananoque River Bridge on Hwy 2 (King Street). Structure completed in 1930. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Close-up of the concrete handrail and old luminaire on the Hwy 2 (King Street) Bridge across the Gananoque River. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #212 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #210 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Southern side of the Gananoque River Bridge on Hwy 2 (King Street). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Commemorative plaque on the Gananoque River Bridge on Hwy 2 (King Street), marking the completion of the bridge in 1930. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #209 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #199 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Gananoque River Bridge in Downtown Gananoque, facing west along Hwy 2 (King Street). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 31, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing east along Hwy 2 (King Street) in Downtown Gananoque, approaching the Hwy 32 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #197 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #202 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction route marker assembly on Eastbound Hwy 2 approaching the Hwy 32 Junction in Downtown Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - King's Highway 2 route marker on King Street in Downtown Gananoque, facing west from the Hwy 32 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #203 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #206 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 (King Street) at the Hwy 32 Junction in Downtown Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Hwy 32 (Stone Street), facing north from the Hwy 2 Junction. From Gananoque, Hwy 32 heads north for roughly 20 km, where it connects to Hwy 15 near Seeleys Bay. Hwy 32 also forms the main access route into Downtown Gananoque from Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #205 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #204 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Southern terminus of Hwy 32 at the Hwy 2 Junction in Downtown Gananoque. These two highways have met at this location since Hwy 32 was first designated as a new provincial highway in 1929. Although the route of Hwy 32 ends here, Stone Street continues south towards Gananoque's waterfront. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 2 (King Street) at the Hwy 32 Junction in Downtown Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #198 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #201 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction route marker assembly at the southern terminus of Hwy 32 at the Hwy 2 Junction in Downtown Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - King's Highway 2 route marker on King Street in Downtown Gananoque, facing east from the Hwy 32 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #200 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #214 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 (King Street) from the Hwy 32 Junction in Downtown Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Hwy 2 and "To 401" trailblazer route markers on Eastbound Hwy 2 leaving Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #217 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #218 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Hwy 2 facing east towards the Thousand Islands Parkway Interchange in Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Hwy 2 Underpass on the Thousand Islands Parkway (Formerly Hwy 2S) in Gananoque, facing east. Structure completed in 1957. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #223 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #224 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 2 towards Gananoque from the Thousand Islands Parkway Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction route marker assembly at the exit ramp from Eastbound Thousand Islands Parkway to Hwy 2 in Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #219 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #220 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 2 at the Thousand Islands Parkway Interchange (Formerly Hwy 2S) in Gananoque. The ramps of the Thousand Islands Parkway Interchange are in a simple four-ramp diamond configuration. The Thousand Islands Parkway comes to an end immediately west of the Hwy 2 Interchange, where the scenic parkway merges with Hwy 401. The Thousand Islands Parkway was actually part of Hwy 401 for a number of years. In 1952, the previous Hwy 2S designation was removed from the highway following the St. Lawrence River between Gananoque and Butternut Bay. It was supplanted by the Hwy 401 designation, although this turned out to be a temporary measure. By the early 1960s, it was decided that the route of Hwy 401 would be relocated onto a new, fully controlled-access alignment further to the north and that the old route of Hwy 401 along the St. Lawrence River would remain as a scenic parkway with at-grade intersections, as it was originally designed. Construction started in the mid-1960s on a 38 km diversion to bypass the St. Lawrence River Road. The last section of Hwy 401 was completed between the Hwy 137 Interchange and Butternut Bay on October 11, 1968. The old Hwy 2S designation was then briefly reinstated along the St. Lawrence River Road, until it was renamed the Thousand Islands Parkway in 1970. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Guide sign marking the on-ramp to the Thousand Islands Parkway at the Hwy 2 Interchange in Gananoque. Guide signs for the Thousand Islands Parkway have a unique colour scheme. All sign text is printed in gold lettering against a green background. Heavy trucks are prohibited from using the Thousand Islands Parkway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #221 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #222 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Approaching the Hwy 2 Interchange on the Thousand Islands Parkway (Formerly Hwy 2S) in Gananoque, facing east. It is interesting to note that the Hwy 2 Interchange was assigned an exit number from Eastbound Hwy 401 (Exit #648), even though drivers have already exited from Eastbound Hwy 401 by the time they reach the Hwy 2 Interchange. Presumably this was done so that the exit number on Eastbound Hwy 401 matched the exit number of the half-diamond interchange at Hwy 2 on Westbound Hwy 401, which is also numbered as Exit #648. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Green guide sign marking the turn-off to Hwy 2 from the Eastbound Thousand Islands Parkway exit ramp in Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #225 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #226 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #227 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction route marker assembly on Eastbound Hwy 2 at the Thousand Islands Parkway Interchange. From this interchange, the Westbound Thousand Islands Parkway is simply signed as "401 West", since the scenic parkway ends less than 1 km to the west at the adjacent Hwy 401 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Centre - New King's Highway 2 route marker on Eastbound Hwy 2 leaving Gananoque. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction route marker assembly on the exit ramp from the Westbound Thousand Islands Parkway. Westbound traffic on the Thousand Islands Parkway only has direct access to Westbound Hwy 401 at the Gananoque terminus of the parkway. Motorists must exit from the Thousand Islands Parkway at Hwy 2, and use the adjacent interchange at Hwy 2 & Hwy 401 to access Eastbound Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #228 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #215 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 towards Brockville from the Thousand Islands Parkway Interchange in Gananoque. This tiny 1 km section of Hwy 2 from Gananoque's eastern limits to Hwy 401 is the only section of this highway that remains under provincial jurisdiction east of Kingston. This once important highway from Windsor to Lancaster (near the Quebec Boundary) fell victim to provincial government cost-cutting in the 1990s. Ever since the completion of Hwy 401 in the late 1960s, the route of Hwy 2 has served predominantly a local purpose, and it was felt that the provincial function of this highway had been exhausted. Accordingly, the vast majority of Hwy 2's 835 km route was transferred to various municipalities between 1991 and 1998. The only reason this particular section of Hwy 2 was spared was a result of the unorthodox combination of full and partial interchanges at Hwy 401, Hwy 2 and the Thousand Islands Parkway in Gananoque. Motorists have to utilize Hwy 2 in order to travel between the Thousand Islands Parkway and Hwy 401 for certain ramp movements, since the junction of Hwy 401 and the Thousand Islands Parkway is only a partial interchange. Had this not been the case, this section of Hwy 2 would likely have been transferred to the municipal tier as well. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Inscription on a culvert on Richardson Drive (Old Hwy 2) east of Gananoque - "ONTARIO PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY 1920". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #216 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1301 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Bypassed alignment of Hwy 2 (Richardson Drive) east of Gananoque. During construction of a new interchange on adjacent Hwy 401 in 1965, the route of Hwy 2 was straightened out, bypassing an old highway curve. This old alignment of Hwy 2 joins to existing Hwy 2 immediately west of the Hwy 401 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Kingston from the Hwy 2 Overpass east of Gananoque. In the background, the flyover carrying the Westbound Thousand Islands Parkway can be seen crossing over Eastbound Hwy 401. The parkway merges into Westbound Hwy 401 on the left-hand side of the highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1302 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1303 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Unusual green guide sign at the Hwy 2 Interchange in Gananoque, marking the on-ramps to Hwy 401 East and Hwy 401 West. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction route marker assembly on the exit ramp from Westbound Hwy 401 to Hwy 2 at Gananoque. This ramp marks the eastern limits of the Ministry of Transportation's very brief ownership of Hwy 2 in this part of Eastern Ontario. About 1 km of Hwy 2 east of Gananoque remains under provincial jurisdiction. The remainder of Hwy 2 from this point easterly to Lancaster, near the Quebec Boundary was downloaded to municipalities in sections between 1991 and 1998. Note the bilingual "Heritage Highway" route marker - a vestige from the past when the province signed numerous long-distance tourist routes along Ontario's Highways. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #51 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #52 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 at Lyn Creek, about 13 km west of Brockville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former alignment of Hwy 2 west of Brockville. This original section of Hwy 2 was bypassed when a divided highway was completed on an entirely new alignment nearby. About 5 km of Hwy 2 was rebuilt as a divided four-lane highway between Brockville and Butternut Bay in the late 1930s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #53 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #54 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Divided portion of Hwy 2 west of Brockville. This divided highway was constructed in 1936-1937, making it one of Ontario's first dual highways. The narrow grass median was typical of most early divided highways built in Ontario. When originally constructed during the 1930s, the divided highway had a large number of trees in the median, but they were later removed since they posed a potential collision hazard for motorists. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another view of the divided section of Hwy 2 near Anchorage Bay Road, facing east towards Brockville. Although it is fairly empty now, this highway once served as a vital transportation corridor before the days of Hwy 401. Up until the completion of the Brockville section of Hwy 401 in 1959, all of the province's through traffic heading between Toronto and Montreal used this section of Hwy 2. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #55 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #56 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the divided portion of Hwy 2, about 1 km west of Grants Creek near Brockville. This is the same section of Hwy 2 depicted in this Historic 1947 Photograph. Note that all of the trees in the highway median have since been removed. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Inscription on the Grants Creek Culvert west of Brockville - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1936". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #57 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #58 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Grants Creek Culvert on Hwy 2, located about 2 km west of Brockville. Note the rock-filled gabion baskets that were put in place during a grade-raise of the highway's vertical alignment. Initially, the highway would have crossed the culvert more or less at the original deck level. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the Grants Creek Culvert, showing the culvert extensions added in 1936 to the original concrete girder span at centre. The extensions were added to the existing culvert when the old two-lane highway was widened into a four-lane dual highway in the 1930s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #59 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 2 #60 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Autumn view of Grants Creek west of Brockville, as seen from Hwy 2. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards the end of the divided portion of Hwy 2 near Grants Creek. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 9, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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