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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 400, arranged by location from the Highway 69 South Interchange at Horseshoe Lake northerly to the Highway 124 Interchange in Parry Sound. 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 13: Present Day King's Highway 400 Photographs (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound)


HWY 400 #455 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #433 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Dual green Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 trailblazer route markers on Horseshoe Lake Road at Black Road. The conversion of Hwy 69 into a controlled-access freeway south of Parry Sound in the early 2000s resulted in the construction of several service roads to divert local traffic to the new highway access points. Coincidentally, Horseshoe Lake Road itself was a former alignment of Hwy 69. This bypassed loop carried through traffic on Hwy 69 from 1937 up until 1961, when it was bypassed by an improved Hwy 69 alignment. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Dual green Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 trailblazer junction signs on Horseshoe Lake Road at Seguin Trail. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #440 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #469 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Overhead guide sign on the Black Road Overpass for the upcoming Seguin Trail & Horseshoe Lake Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Green guide sign marking the entrance ramp to northbound Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 at the Seguin Trail & Horseshoe Lake Interchange south of Parry Sound. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #441 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #434 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Overhead guide sign on northbound Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 for the upcoming Bowes Street & McDougall Road Interchange in Parry Sound. Bowes Street is the main access route into Downtown Parry Sound, and at one time, carried Hwy 69 traffic through town. Once the Parry Sound Bypass was completed and opened to traffic in 1961, the old highway route through the town centre was renumbered as Hwy 69B. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 27, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - A bridge-mounted "pull-through" sign for Hwy 69 was installed on the Bowes Street Overpass in Parry Sound. This sign was changed to read Hwy 400 in 2012. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #435 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Above - Dual Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 route markers at the Bowes Street Interchange in Parry Sound. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #421 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #446 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Start of the four-lane Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 just south of Mill Lake Narrows in 2004. Following the completion of the MacTier-Horseshoe Lake Diversion in 2003, the route of Hwy 400 was extended north from its former terminus at the Musquash River south of MacTier to Mill Lake Narrows in Parry Sound. For a number of years, Hwy 400 ended at Mill Lake Narrows. The Hwy 400 designation has subsequently replaced the Hwy 69 designation to a point north of Nobel. Note the traces of the old route of Hwy 69 off to the right, which was closed off to through traffic in 2001. The old route of Hwy 69 through Parry Sound is now known as Oastler Park Drive as well as a portion of Louisa Street. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 from Mill Lake Narrows in 2011, following reconstruction. The old median crossover and convergence of the northbound and southbound lanes seen in the 2004 photo above has been replaced with a continuous four-lane divided highway across Mill Lake Narrows. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #420 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #444 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the overhead sign marking the start of the two-lane Hwy 69 on the approach to Mill Lake Narrows in 2004. This sign was removed altogether after the completion of the four-lane highway in 2010. Compare this 2004 photo with the 2011 photo at right, showing the completed four-lane Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 on the approach to Mill Lake Narrows. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Completed four-lane Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 across Mill Lake Narrows in 2011, facing north towards Nobel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #424 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #445 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old Mill Lake Narrows Bridge on Hwy 69 in Parry Sound in 2004, facing north towards Nobel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Close-up view of the completed twin structures on Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 across Mill Lake Narrows in 2011, facing north towards Nobel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #426 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #437 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west across Mill Lake towards Hwy 69 in Parry Sound in 2004, prior to the construction of the new four-lane highway across Mill Lake Narrows. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south across the Old Mill Lake Narrows Bridge on Hwy 69 in Parry Sound in 2006. In the background, grading work had begun on the new twinned highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #436 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #438 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Western side of the Old Mill Lake Narrows Bridge on Hwy 69 in Parry Sound. This three-span steel girder structure was completed in 1961. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Grading for the new twin Mill Lake Narrows crossing on Hwy 69 in Parry Sound in 2006. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #427 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #442 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old Mill Lake Narrows Bridge on Hwy 69 in Parry Sound in 2004. The single two-lane bridge was replaced with a new twin structure during a multi-year project which started in 2005. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Completed Mill Lake Narrows Bridges on Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 in Parry Sound in 2011. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #425 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #439 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 69 at Mill Lake Narrows from Hall's Road in Parry Sound in 2004. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Mill Lake Narrows on Hwy 69 from Hall's Road in 2006, just as construction was getting underway. The Hall's Road intersection in the foreground was closed off permanently during the construction of the new four-lane highway. Traffic can now access Hall's Road from the Parry Sound Drive Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #422 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #443 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 69 towards Mill Lake Narrows from Parry Sound Drive prior to the start of construction. At the time this photo was taken in 2004, Parry Sound Drive met Hwy 69 at an at-grade intersection. The intersection was closed and replaced with a grade-separated interchange during the construction of the new four-lane highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of the twin Mill Lake Narrows Bridges on Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 following construction in 2011. A new service road (Hall's Quarry Road) was built along the eastern side of the freeway to provide access to the properties on the north side of Mill Lake along former Hall's Road. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #423 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #447 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Hwy 69 and Parry Sound Drive Intersection before construction in 2004, facing south towards Mill Lake Narrows. A new grade-separated interchange was constructed immediately to the north of this intersection as part of the four-laning of Hwy 69. Until the early 1990s, Parry Sound Drive was actually the route of Hwy 69. The North Parry Sound Bypass (Hwy 69 New) replaced the former highway's route between Parry Sound and the south entrance to the community of Nobel in 1992. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - New Parry Sound Drive Overpass under construction on Hwy 69 in 2006. The new Parry Sound Drive Overpass is a post-tensioned concrete structure. Bridges of this design are built using cast-in-place concrete which requires the assembly of an intricate system of falsework to support the concrete during curing. This makes post-tensioned bridges rather interesting to observe while they are being built. Post-tensioned structures tend to be aesthetically pleasing, when compared to plain girder-type bridges. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #449 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #450 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along the future northbound lanes of Hwy 69 from the new Parry Sound Drive Overpass in 2007. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of existing Hwy 69 in 2007, facing south from the Parry Sound Drive Overpass towards Mill Lake Narrows. The at-grade intersection at Hwy 69 and Parry Sound Drive was still in use at the time this photo was taken. Once the future northbound lanes of Hwy 69 were completed at left, all traffic was diverted onto the new road while existing Hwy 69 was subsequently reconstructed. Ultimately, the existing Hwy 69 seen here will become the southbound lanes of the new four-lane highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #453 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #448 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along future Parry Sound Drive from the new overpass at Hwy 69 in 2007. Parry Sound Drive had to be relocated a fair distance to the north in order to provide enough space for an on-ramp to the southbound lanes of the new four-lane highway in the southwest interchange quadrant. At the time this photo was taken, only rough grading had commenced on the diversion of Parry Sound Drive. The existing route of Parry Sound Drive (Old Hwy 69) can be seen in the distance. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 69 towards Nobel from the site of the future Parry Sound Drive Overpass during construction in 2006. Note the rock cut and grading underway for the future northbound lanes at right and the North Road Overpass spanning existing Hwy 69 in the distance. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #452 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #451 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - View of existing Hwy 69 at the Parry Sound Drive Overpass in 2007, facing north towards Nobel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along the future northbound lanes of Hwy 69 from the new Parry Sound Drive Overpass in 2007. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #454 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #459 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - View of Hwy 69 near Parry Sound Drive in 2007, facing north towards Nobel. Note the new North Road Overpass under construction in the background. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 69 between North Road and Parry Sound Drive in 2006. The rock clearing at left is for the future northbound lanes of the highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #419 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #464 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the North Parry Sound Bypass (Hwy 69) in 2004, facing south towards Mill Lake Narrows near North Road. Initial construction began on this two-lane bypass in 1988, in order to relieve traffic congestion along existing Hwy 69 (now Parry Sound Drive). The North Parry Sound Bypass was built with a full grade-separated interchange at Hwy 124, and a grade-separated crossing at North Road. The North Parry Sound Bypass opened to traffic in 1992, after four years of construction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 69 from the North Road Overpass. The adjacent Parry Sound Drive Interchange was starting to take form at the time this photo was taken in 2007. A temporary median crossover was designed to allow staged traffic on the future northbound lanes to access the exit while the southbound lanes (existing Hwy 69) were rebuilt. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #418 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #465 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the two-lane North Parry Sound Bypass (Hwy 69) from the North Road Overpass in 2004, before the start of construction. A new four-lane highway was completed and opened to traffic through this area in 2010. Compare this 2004 photo to the 2011 photo at right, showing the new four-lane highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along the completed four-lane Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 from the North Road Overpass in Parry Sound in 2011. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #456 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #461 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - View of the old North Road Overpass on Hwy 69 in 2006, shortly before being demolished. This single-span steel beam structure was built over the two-lane North Parry Sound Bypass (Hwy 69 New) in 1990. The old structure was demolished and reconstructed in 2006-2007 to make way for the new four-lane highway, along with speed-change lanes for the adjacent Parry Sound Drive Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Permanent North Road Overpass on Hwy 69 under construction in 2007. The new bridge is a two-span post-tensioned concrete structure. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #463 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #460 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Temporary North Road Overpass on Hwy 69 in 2007. The temporary structure was a three-span Bailey Bridge. It is very unusual to see a Bailey Bridge used to span a freeway construction site. Typically, Bailey Bridge installations are used for temporary roadside diversions during reconstruction of a bridge over a small creek or river. The use of the Bailey Bridge allowed the North Road Overpass to be reconstructed on its original alignment, without the need to permanently divert the road approaches on either side. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approach to the temporary North Road Overpass on Hwy 69 in 2007. Temporary traffic signals alternated one-way traffic across the single lane Bailey Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #417 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #458 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 69 towards Nobel from the North Road Overpass in 2004, prior to construction start. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Widening of Hwy 69 at North Road in Parry Sound during construction in 2006. Note the removal of the rock face at right to make way for the northbound lanes of the new four-lane highway. Upon project completion, existing Hwy 69 will become the southbound lanes of the four-lane highway. The amount of rock removed from this cut was quite remarkable! See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #470 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #462 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Completed four-lane Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 in 2011, facing north from North Road in Parry Sound. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of the temporary and permanent North Road Bridges on Hwy 69 in Parry Sound in 2007, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #457 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #466 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Another view of the widened rock cut on Hwy 69 between North Road and the Hwy 124 Interchange in 2006. The rock removed from this cut was likely transported to other areas within the highway project, where fill was required to build up the new highway to the appropriate grade. When designing new highways, finding the optimal balance between cut and fill can be quite challenging, and requires a great deal of thought. Even the sequence of construction activities will dictate how much surplus or deficit there is with respect to available fill material. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 5, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of the completed four-lane Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 in 2011, facing north from the North Road Overpass towards the Hwy 124 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 10, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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