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Page 31: Present Day King's Highway 401 Photographs (Cobourg to Trenton)


HWY 401 #1102 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1103 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Ontario Street Underpass on Hwy 401 in Cobourg. Structure completed in 1959. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older advance guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 45 Interchange on Eastbound Hwy 401 in Cobourg. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1104 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1111 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 45 Interchange on Hwy 401 in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Turn-off exit sign for the Hwy 45 Interchange on Hwy 401 in Cobourg. When Hwy 45 was transferred to Northumberland County in 1998, the King's Highway 45 crown marker on this sign was covered up with a municipal "flowerpot" marker.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1112 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1110 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Hwy 45 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Cobourg. Structure completed in 1960.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 45 towards Downtown Cobourg from the Hwy 401 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1109 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1108 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Toronto from the Hwy 45 Overpass in Cobourg. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The ramps at the Hwy 45 Interchange are in a "Parclo B-2" configuration. A Parclo B-2 is a four-ramp freeway interchange, with ramps in two diagonally-opposing quadrants. This interchange type is characterized by traffic exiting from the freeway on a loop ramp on the far side of the grade separation.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1107 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1113 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign for Hwy 401 East at the Hwy 45 Interchange in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 45 Overpass at Hwy 401, facing north towards Norwood.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1114 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1115 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north across the Hwy 45 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 401 passes through the Hwy 45 Interchange at a considerable skew.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1117 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1116 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Trenton from the Hwy 45 Overpass in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the uncommon "B-2 Parclo" interchange ramp configuration at Hwy 45 and Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1118 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1119 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Hwy 45 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 45 from the Hwy 401 Overpass. Although it only has 4 ramps, the Hwy 45 Interchange has a surprisingly large footprint due to the skewed crossing of Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1120 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1121 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Emergency Detour Route (EDR) sign for Hwy 401 at the Hwy 45 Interchange. These signs are now in place in many municipalities across Ontario, to more effectively guide traffic that has been diverted off the freeway during an emergency road closure. The EDR routes are designed to guide traffic back to the freeway at a downstream exit, bypassing the closure point.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An emergency ramp closure gate at the Hwy 45 Interchange in Cobourg. Ramp closure gates such as this one are becoming more common on Ontario's freeways.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1123 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - An oversized crown sign marking the entrance to Hwy 401 West.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1122 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1106 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 45 towards Norwood from the Hwy 401 Interchange in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The acceleration lane from the Eastbound Hwy 401 loop off-ramp ends just north of the Hwy 45 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1105 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1124 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign on Hwy 45 north of the Hwy 401 Interchange in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance guide sign on Eastbound Hwy 401, east of the Hwy 45 Interchange in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1125 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1126 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401, east of the Hwy 45 Interchange in Cobourg.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The median width on Hwy 401 varies considerably, due to the hilly topography in this area. A number of different median barrier treatments are used along this section. In this photo, two separate runs of steel beam guide rail protect the depressed grass median from vehicle encroachment.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1127 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1128 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Some sections of Hwy 401 in the Cobourg area were also built at different elevations. In this case, the westbound lanes of Hwy 401 are slightly higher than the eastbound lanes. Note that the two steel beam guide rail median barriers consolidate into a single concrete median barrier in the background.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A concrete median barrier has been utilized in areas where the highway was built with a narrow median and where the two roadways are at roughly the same elevation.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1129 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1130 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Danforth Road Overpass on Hwy 401 between Cobourg and Grafton, facing east. Structure completed in 1960. Note the sign at right, advising motorists of the next 24-hour gas station 50 km away. The temporary closures of Ontario's Service Centres over the past several years resulted in some very significant gaps between 24-hour fuel facilities.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Lyle Street Interchange on Eastbound Hwy 401 near Grafton.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1131 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #46 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Eastbound Hwy 401 at the Shelter Valley Road Tunnel. Apart from the roadway identification sign beside the highway, there is little to indicate that there is actually a grade separation here. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking south through the Shelter Valley Road Tunnel on Hwy 401 near Grafton. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on August 16, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #45 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1132 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete barrel arch tunnel under Hwy 401 at Shelter Valley Road near Grafton.
(Photograph taken on August 16, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Eastbound Hwy 401 between Colborne and Brighton. The section of Hwy 401 between Cobourg and Trenton has several substantial hills and numerous curves. It is one of the more scenic sections of Hwy 401, with several vistas of nearby Lake Ontario. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1133 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1134 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An older advance guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 30 Interchange on Eastbound Hwy 401 near Brighton.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Turn-off exit sign for the Hwy 30 Interchange on Hwy 401 near Brighton. When Hwy 30 was transferred to Northumberland County in 1998, the King's Highway 30 crown marker on this sign was covered up with a municipal "flowerpot" marker.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1135 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #271 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the curve on Eastbound Hwy 401 at the Hwy 30 Interchange near Brighton.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Overlooking the Hwy 401 & Hwy 30 Interchange north of Brighton. The historic Danforth Road (now Telephone Road) crosses the path of Hwy 401 at this point. During the construction of Hwy 401, this road was realigned to meet up with Hwy 30 so that only one grade separation was required at the new freeway. Telephone Road continues on the hill beyond the Hwy 401 & Hwy 30 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #272 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #270 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Two of the ramps connecting to Hwy 30 from Hwy 401 were built on the original Danforth Road alignment. This old 19th century stage coach road was built from Toronto (York) to Kingston between 1799 and 1802 under the direction of land surveyor Asa Danforth. This photo provides an interesting contrast between one of Ontario's oldest roads and one of its newest. From this perspective, an observer can appreciate the vast importance that Ontario's roads have had on its development. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards the Hwy 30 Overpass on Hwy 401 from Telephone Road. This curve on Hwy 401 is one of the sharpest curves on the entire highway. However, the highway's rather abrupt horizontal geometry makes for a particularly photogenic scene. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #266 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #268 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Cobourg from the Hwy 30 Overpass.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 30 Overpass on Hwy 401 near Brighton. Structure completed in 1960.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #267 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #269 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 30 towards Campbellford at the Hwy 401 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the steel handrail on the Hwy 30 Overpass on Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #265 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #264 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Hwy 30 Overpass on Hwy 401 near Brighton.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 30 towards Brighton at the Hwy 401 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #263 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1136 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Trenton from the Hwy 30 Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former Trenton South Service Centre sign on Eastbound Hwy 401, which has been temporarily covered up during the facility's reconstruction.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1137 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1139 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Smithfield Road Overpass on Eastbound Hwy 401 near Brighton. Structure completed in 1965.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1965) and structure identification number on the Smithfield Road Overpass on Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1144 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1140 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Trenton from the Smithfield Road Overpass.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south across the Smithfield Road Overpass on Hwy 401 near Trenton.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1141 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1142 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Smithfield Road Overpass on Hwy 401 near Trenton.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Smithfield Road Overpass on Hwy 401. Note the yellow Fitch barrels in place to protect the centre piers.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1143 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1145 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north across the Smithfield Road Overpass on Hwy 401 near Trenton.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Trenton from the Smithfield Road Overpass. The old Trenton South Service Centre is visible in the distance. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1138 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Approaching the closed Trenton South Service Centre on Eastbound Hwy 401. The replacement ONroute Service Centre opened in 2011.
(Photograph taken on May 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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