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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 402 dating from 1938 to 1999. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 402 Photographs


HWY 402 #27             HWY 402 #2

NEW Left - Circa 1940 view of the Bluewater Bridge, as seen from the St. Clair River. This international bridge links Sarnia and Point Edward, Ontario with Port Huron, Michigan. The bridge is situated at the western terminus of Hwy 402.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)

Right - Circa 1955 postcard view of the Bluewater Bridge Entrance at the western end of Hwy 402. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph courtesy of Sigal Brothers Publishing)





HWY 402 #3

Above - Postcard view of the western terminus of Hwy 402 at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia (ca. 1960)
(Photograph courtesy of Bert Knechtel)

This aerial photo shows the western terminus of Hwy 402 at the Bluewater Bridge, before Hwy 402 was rebuilt as a fully controlled-access freeway through Sarnia. The concrete highway approaching from the left is Hwy 7 & Hwy 40 from Downtown Sarnia. These two routes joined into Hwy 402 at an at-grade intersection just before the Bluewater Bridge Customs Building in the background. This road configuration remained virtually unchanged for three decades following the completion of Hwy 402 through Sarnia in the early 1950s. In 1981, a new interchange was completed at Front Street and the at-grade intersection shown here was subsequently closed off. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 402 #1

Above - Junction of Hwy 402 and Lucasville Road east of Sarnia (November 28, 1962)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-151-7-16, Photo #3851)

This aerial photo of Hwy 402 shows the junction of Lucasville Road and the adjacent Hwy 7 junction, just east of Sarnia (facing east). Lucasville Road was later incorporated into the Sarnia Bypass and was redesignated as Hwy 40 in the mid-1960s. The at-grade intersection at Hwy 402 was eventually eliminated through the construction of a proper interchange at Hwy 40. In the 1970s, Hwy 402 was extended easterly from Sarnia towards London and was realigned through the area in the bottom left corner of the photo. The Hwy 402 connection to Hwy 7 seen here was subsequently removed and is now the site of a shopping plaza. Sarnia's present day "Golden Mile" can be seen along Hwy 7 in the top left corner of this photo. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 402 #4             HWY 402 #5

NEW Left - Asphalt pavement construction on a new section of Hwy 402 east of Sarnia in 1977. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)

NEW Right - Construction of the Hwy 81 Overpass on Hwy 402 in Strathroy in 1977. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)





HWY 402 #6             HWY 402 #7

NEW Left - Completed grading on a new section of Hwy 402 east of the Hwy 7 Overpass near Warwick in 1978. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1979)

NEW Right - Culvert construction on a new section of Hwy 402 at the Hwy 4 Interchange near Lambeth (1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1979)


Present Day King's Highway 402 Photographs


HWY 402 #8             HWY 402 #9

Left - Advance guide sign for the upcoming Hwy 21 Interchange on westbound Hwy 402 between Strathroy and Sarnia. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 18, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Exit guide sign for Hwy 21 on westbound Hwy 402. Currently, Hwy 21 reaches its southern terminus at the Hwy 402 Interchange. Up until the late 1990s, the province also owned the south leg Hwy 21 between Morpeth and Hwy 402. The exit for Former Hwy 21 South to Petrolia and Dresden is the next interchange heading westbound. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 18, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 402 #10

Above - Facing west along Hwy 402 at the Hwy 21 Interchange. Prior to 1998, the route of Hwy 21 overlapped with Hwy 402 between Exit #34 and Exit #25. When the section of Hwy 21 lying south of Hwy 402 was transferred to Kent and Lambton Counties, the 9 km overlapped route of Hwy 21 & Hwy 402 was discontinued. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 18, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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