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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 London easterly to Hamilton. 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 6: Present Day King's Highway 2 Photographs (London to Hamilton)


HWY 401 #171 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #172 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 towards the Hwy 401 Cloverleaf east of Woodstock.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Hwy 2 and Hwy 401 Cloverleaf is particularly interesting, as it is a junction of two divided highways. Despite the large number of full cloverleaf interchanges built on Ontario's early freeways, there were few instances where two divided highways actually met at such an interchange.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #173 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #174 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Hwy 401 Overpass at Hwy 2 near Woodstock was completed in 1955.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View from the gore of the southwest loop ramp from Hwy 401 West, facing east along Hwy 2. Note the short merging lane before the next loop ramp exits Hwy 2 for Hwy 401 East.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #175 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #176 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Hwy 401 Overpass at Hwy 2 is one of the most impressive structures on the highway west of Toronto. For several years, Hwy 401 ended at this interchange. The London-Woodstock section of Hwy 401 was completed in 1957, but the Woodstock-Kitchener section was not completed until 1961.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 2 towards Eastwood from the Hwy 401 Overpass near Woodstock.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #177 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #321 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the eastern half of the Hwy 2 Cloverleaf at Hwy 401. While the construction of cloverleaf interchanges is strongly discouraged today, the example found at Hwy 2 and Hwy 401 worked remarkably well due to the low traffic volumes on Hwy 2. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) reconstructed this interchange in 2006-2007. This reconstruction project removed yet another example of this quickly-disappearing interchange design from the province's landscape.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of the Hwy 401 and Hwy 2 Cloverleaf, facing east towards Eastwood. This cloverleaf interchange was particularly interesting because it was located at the junction of two divided highways.
(Photograph taken on April 28, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #192 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #194 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Hwy 2 Cloverleaf on Hwy 401 near Woodstock, facing southwest.
(Photograph taken on April 28, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 401, facing east towards the Hwy 2 Cloverleaf near Woodstock.
(Photograph taken on April 28, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #229 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 2 #230 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 2 from the Hwy 5 Junction towards the Canadian National (CN) Railway Subway in Paris. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 13, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Eastern side of the Paris CN Railway Subway on Hwy 2. Structure completed in 1931. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 13, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #231 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 2 #232 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 2 at the Paris CN Railway Subway. Until the completion of Hwy 403 between Hwy 2 and Rest Acres Road in the late 1970s, all traffic heading from Hamilton to London via Paris had to pass through this narrow four-lane structure with limited clearance. Overheight vehicles had to detour around Paris by using Hwy 53 via Burford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 13, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The Paris CN Railway Subway on Hwy 2 is in remarkably good condition, given that it was built over 80 years ago. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 13, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #233 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 403 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Date stamp (1931) on the Paris CN Railway Subway, just west of the Hwy 5 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 13, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Older green guide sign on Hwy 2 near Brantford directing through traffic to use Hwy 403 to Hamilton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 13, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #58 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Older green guide sign on Hwy 2 indicating the upcoming Brantford Bypass (Hwy 403) Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken in February, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #261 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #256 - © 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 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 2 #133 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 2 #134 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - There is an interesting 19th Century stone arch culvert underneath Hwy 2 in Ancaster. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the southern side of the stone arch culvert at Tiffany Creek in Ancaster. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #135 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Looking through the Tiffany Creek Culvert under Hwy 2 in Ancaster. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 2 #136 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Northern side of the Tiffany Creek Culvert under Hwy 2 in Ancaster. The stone arch culvert above was extended with a standard Department of Highways concrete box culvert as part of a Hwy 2 realignment project on the Ancaster Hill which took place in 1936. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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