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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 37. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 37 Photographs


HWY 37 #7

Above - Grading work on a new Hwy 37 diversion south of Tweed (1948)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)





HWY 37 #4

Above - Facing north along Hwy 37 towards the Moira River Bridge between Belleville and Plainfield in 1952. At the time that this photograph was taken in 1952, the original steel truss bridge across the Moira River was still in place on the former Hwy 37 alignment, at right. The old truss bridge failed in 1945 and was replaced by the current highway bridge. The old truss spans were eventually demolished and removed, but the concrete piers and abutments of this early truss bridge can still be found today, just to the east of the current Hwy 37 alignment. Photo taken on June 25, 1952. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 37 #3

Above - Moira River Bridge on Hwy 37 north of Belleville in 1952. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 37 #2

Above - View of Hwy 37 one mile south of Actinolite. Photo taken on July 30, 1954. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 37 #1

Above - Circa 1960 postcard view of Victoria Street (Hwy 37) in Tweed. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of The Tweed News)


Present Day King's Highway 37 Photographs


HWY 401 #1068 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1086 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Advance guide sign marking the Hwy 37 Interchange on Eastbound Hwy 401 in Belleville. Due to the close proximity of the Hwy 62 and Hwy 37 Interchanges, the advance sign for Hwy 37 is actually situated before the Hwy 62 Cloverleaf.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Hwy 37 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Belleville. Structure completed in 1956. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1087 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1088 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 37 towards the south Hwy 401 ramp terminal. The Hwy 37 Interchange is now a four-ramp "A-B Parclo" Interchange, with all ramps on the eastern side of the interchange. When the original eight-ramp cloverleaf interchange at Hwy 37 was rebuilt in the early 1990s, the ramps on the western side of the cloverleaf were closed to traffic and removed.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Site of the former cloverleaf ramps in the southwest quadrant of the Hwy 37 Interchange on Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1089 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1090 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 from the Hwy 37 Overpass in Belleville. Given the limited distance between the Hwy 37 Overpass and the Moira River Bridge, it is almost unthinkable that the highway designers even managed to fit in a full cloverleaf interchange at Hwy 37. Note the continuous auxiliary lanes between the Hwy 62 and Hwy 37 Interchanges.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Site of the former cloverleaf ramps in the southwest quadrant of the Hwy 37 Interchange on Hwy 401. Although the asphalt was removed, the grading for the old ramps is still visible in the background.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1091 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1092 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Moira River Bridge on Hwy 401 in sandwiched between the Hwy 37 and Hwy 62 Interchanges in Belleville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 37 towards the north ramp terminal at the Hwy 401 Interchange in Belleville. The tangential "right turn" channelization at left is actually a former alignment of Hwy 37. Until 1960, Hwy 37 passed through Corbyville and Cannifton. The completion of the Corbyville and Cannifton Bypass in 1960 allowed through traffic on Hwy 37 to bypass the two communities altogether. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1093 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1094 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - North ramp terminal at the Hwy 37 Interchange on Hwy 401. During construction of the Corbyville and Cannifton Bypass, the interchange ramps in the northeast quadrant were shifted slightly to the east so that they joined in with the new Hwy 37 Bypass. Unfortunately, this realignment created two intersections situated immediately adjacent to one another. The new north ramp terminal seen here was constructed in the early 1990s, consolidating the Cannifton Road intersection and the Hwy 401 ramp terminal into a single signalized intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 37 towards the Hwy 401 Interchange in Belleville. The ramp joining into Hwy 37 at right is from Cannifton Road (Old Hwy 37).
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1095 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1096 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Hwy 37 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Belleville.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Kingston from the Hwy 37 Overpass. The Hwy 37 Interchange was originally a full eight-ramp cloverleaf, but it was converted into a four-ramp "A-B Parclo" interchange over 20 years ago. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1097 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1098 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bridge-mounted Hwy 37 exit sign on Eastbound Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Hwy 37 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Belleville.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1099 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1100 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Hwy 37 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Belleville. Structure completed in 1956.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 37 Interchange on Hwy 401 in Belleville, facing east towards Kingston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1101 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 37 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bi-directional freeway ramp at the Hwy 401 & Hwy 37 Interchange in Belleville. This ramp carries traffic to and from Eastbound Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Sign marking the end of Hwy 37 approaching the Hwy 7 Junction in Actinolite.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 37 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #174 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 37 towards Actinolite. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 37 Junction on Hwy 7 in Actinolite, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #173 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #172 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern terminus of Hwy 37 at the Hwy 7 Junction in Actinolite. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 37 from the Hwy 7 Junction in Actinolite. This route forms an important cut-off between Hwy 401 and Hwy 7, which are two of Central Ontario's busiest highways. Many motorists choose to use Hwy 37 and Hwy 7 instead of Hwy 416 to reach Ottawa from the Toronto area, since it is a considerably shorter route than using the freeway. The route offered by Hwy 37 and Hwy 7 is also quite scenic.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #171 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #170 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The junction of Hwy 37 and Hwy 7 at Actinolite is unusual, because it is one of the only places in the southern portion of Ontario where two King's Highways join together at a stop-controlled intersection. Apart from those found in Northern Ontario, most King's Highway junctions are now controlled by traffic signals. Signals are not required at this intersection due to the prevailing south-to-east and east-to-south traffic movements here, which are more or less uninterrupted.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Madoc from the Hwy 37 Junction in Actinolite.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #169 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #168 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 at the Hwy 37 Junction in Actinolite. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Kaladar from the Hwy 37 Junction in Actinolite. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #167 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #166 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 at the Hwy 37 Junction in Actinolite. Motorists turning left here can follow Hwy 37 to Belleville, where the highway links up with Hwy 401. It is interesting to note that the "control city" on this guide sign is actually Hwy 401, not Belleville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 37 Junction on Hwy 7 in Actinolite, facing west. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #165 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #164 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign on Westbound Hwy 7 approaching the Hwy 37 Junction at Actinolite.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Kaladar from Actinolite. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #163 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #162 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Roadside park beside the Skootamatta River on Hwy 7 at the Hwy 37 Junction in Actinolite. This is one of several roadside parks operated by MTO along Hwy 7 between Peterborough and Ottawa. It is an extremely popular stopping point in the peak summer tourism months. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former Hwy 7 alignment in Actinolite. This is the point where the former alignment of Hwy 7 passing through Actinolite joins the Actinolite Diversion (current Hwy 7). The Actinolite Diversion was completed in 1933, bypassing this former section of Hwy 7. For many years, this route acted as a short cut-off, carrying traffic from Hwy 37 to Hwy 7. However, the road was closed off at one end when the current junction of Hwy 7 & Hwy 37 was improved several decades ago.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #161 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #160 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the former Hwy 7 alignment in Actinolite.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former alignment of Hwy 7 in Actinolite, facing west towards the road's terminus. Originally, this road continued south towards Belleville as Hwy 37. The former highway alignment new serves as an access road to a cemetery.
(Photograph taken on July 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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