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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 406. 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 north to south. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 406 Photographs


QEW #676             QEW #667

Left - New Hwy 406 structures over the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - New ramp from the future northbound lanes of Hwy 406 to the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way in 1983. Construction of the new Hwy 406 Interchange began in 1981. The interchange opened to traffic in 1984 after three years of construction. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #668             QEW #669

Left - General view of the new Hwy 406 Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way facing west, as it nears completion in late 1983. The four overhead structures span across the South Service Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - New post-tensioned concrete ramp structure from northbound Hwy 406 to the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #670             QEW #671

Left - New ramp from northbound Hwy 406 to the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way, prior to deck waterproofing. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - General view of the new Hwy 406 Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing east along the South Service Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #672             QEW #673

Left - New ramp from the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way to southbound Hwy 406, prior to deck waterproofing. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - Facing south along the future southbound lanes of Hwy 406 at the Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #675             QEW #674

Left - New Hwy 406 structures over the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - Facing north along the future northbound lanes of Hwy 406 at the Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





HWY 406 #16             HWY 406 #19

Left - Overhead sign marking the Glendale Avenue Interchange on southbound Hwy 406 in St. Catharines (April 11, 1994)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - New noise attenuation barriers on Hwy 406 near the Glendale Avenue Interchange in St. Catharines (April 11, 1994)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 406 #17             HWY 406 #18

Left - Approaching the Glendale Avenue off-ramp on southbound Hwy 406 in St. Catharines (April 11, 1994)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing south towards the Glendale Avenue Interchange on Hwy 406 in St. Catharines (July 20, 1994)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 406 #20             HWY 406 #15

Left - On-ramp to southbound Hwy 406 from Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines (July 20, 1994)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Overhead sign marking the Hwy 58 Interchange on Southbound Hwy 406 in St. Catharines (July 20, 1994)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)


Present Day King's Highway 406 Photographs


HWY 406 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 406 from the Fourth Avenue Overpass in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Fourth Avenue Overpass was completed in 1981. The interchange design at Fourth Avenue is known as a "Single Point Urban Interchange" (commonly abbreviated as "SPUI"), meaning that the ramp terminals intersect at a common point on the overpass directly above the freeway. A single set of traffic signals controls all traffic movement at the intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #2 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 406 from the Fourth Avenue Overpass in St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - On-ramp to Hwy 406 South from Fourth Avenue. The SPUI is an ideal interchange design in heavily built-up areas where land for the highway's right-of-way is scarce or there are significant space constraints due to natural obstacles like rivers. This SPUI on-ramp clearly demonstrates just how compact these interchanges really are. Despite the benefits of the SPUI, no subsequent examples of this interchange type were ever constructed on an Ontario provincial highway. The SPUI at Fourth Avenue was the only one of its kind ever built by the MTO, making it a historically significant highway feature despite the fact that it is only about 30 years old. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Fourth Avenue towards the Hwy 406 Interchange in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The main feature of the SPUI is a single set of traffic signals which controls all intersection movements. In this photo, left-turning traffic exiting from Hwy 406 Northbound is awaiting a green signal. Across the intersection, traffic exiting from Hwy 406 Southbound is also awaiting a green signal. Both of these groups will be released on a simultaneous protected green left-turn arrow.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - View of the overhead traffic signal gantry at the Fourth Avenue Interchange on Hwy 406 in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Fourth Avenue SPUI from the opposite corner after the left-turning phase has completed. Now, through traffic along Fourth Avenue will resume. One drawback of the SPUI is the inevitably complicated traffic signal phasing sequence, which can be somewhat hard for motorists and pedestrians using the interchange to predict and anticipate. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Fourth Avenue towards the Hwy 406 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 406 from the St. Paul Street Overpass in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A pedestrian overpass was built across Hwy 406 just south of St. Paul Street. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Twelve Mile Creek and Hwy 406 from the St. Paul Street Overpass (Burgoyne Bridge). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 406 from the St. Paul Street Overpass in St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 406 towards the Burgoyne Bridge in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 406 towards the Westchester Avenue Overpass in Downtown St. Catharines. Ontario has very few 400-Series Highways that pass directly through city centres, making this section of freeway especially noteworthy. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #36 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #25 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 406 from the Westchester Avenue Overpass in Downtown St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 406 towards the Hwy 20 & Hwy 58 Junction, before reconstruction. Shortly after this photo was taken, this two-lane section of Hwy 406 was twinned and a new interchange was constructed at Hwy 20. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #26 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #27 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 20 towards the Hwy 406 Junction, before reconstruction. This at-grade signalized intersection was replaced with a grade-separated interchange in 2006-2007. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 406 towards St. Catharines from Hwy 20 & Hwy 58, before the highway was twinned.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #24 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Route marker assembly at the Hwy 20 & 58 Junction on Hwy 406 near Allanburg. References to the downloaded section of Hwy 58 through Allanburg were removed from Hwy 406 during construction of the new Hwy 20 Interchange in 2007.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #28 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #29 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction of Hwy 406 and Hwy 20 & Hwy 58 near Allanburg, facing south. This congested intersection was replaced with a grade separation and interchange shortly after this photo was taken. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 406 towards the Hwy 20 Interchange near Fonthill. Note the temporary exit sign, which also indicates Hwy 58.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #30 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #31 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 20 towards the new overpass across Hwy 406.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 406 towards Welland from the new Hwy 20 Overpass near Fonthill. A 4 km section of Hwy 406 was twinned in conjunction with the interchange construction project at Hwy 20. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #32 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #33 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - New interchange construction at Hwy 406 and Hwy 20. Note the old right-turn deceleration lane in the background, which was later removed.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 406 towards St. Catharines from the new Hwy 20 Overpass near Fonthill. The new southbound lanes of Hwy 406 were still under construction when this photo was taken. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #34 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ramp terminal construction at the Hwy 20 Interchange on Hwy 406. Due to project staging, a temporary ramp terminal was built a short distance to the west of this location. The temporary ramps can be seen in the background. The temporary ramps were removed once the permanent ramp terminal shown here was completed.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign for Hwy 20 at the Hwy 406 Interchange near Fonthill.
(Photograph taken on July 25, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #21 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 406 #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 20 approaching Fonthill, facing west from the Hwy 406 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of the Hwy 20 Interchange on Hwy 406 near Fonthill. This interchange was completed in 2007, eliminating a particularly congested at-grade signalized intersection on Hwy 406. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 406 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 20 Interchange on Hwy 406 near Fonthill, facing northwest. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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