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Hwy 406 Photo Index      On to Hwy 406 Historical Photos (1980-1999)

This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 406 dating from 1962 to 1979. 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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Page 1: Historical King's Highway 406 Photographs (1962-1979)


HWY 406 #127

Above - Original 1962 route plan for Hwy 406 between St. Catharines and Welland. The northern section of the route through St. Catharines was constructed more or less as proposed, although the connection to the Queen Elizabeth Way was built further to the west. Major changes were made to the highway's route at the Welland end, where Hwy 406 ended up being built a considerable distance to the east. Originally, the proposed southern terminus of Hwy 406 was at the intersection of the Welland Bypass (Prince Charles Drive) and Thorold Road (Hwy 58). It is believed that this plan was unveiled at the official announcement for Hwy 406 by Premier John Robarts and Highways Minister C.S. MacNaughton on November 12, 1962. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1962)





HWY 406 #125

Above - Completed Westchester Avenue Overpass across the future route of Hwy 406 in St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1963.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)





HWY 406 #126

Above - Plan showing the construction status of Hwy 406 through St. Catharines in February, 1964. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1964)





HWY 406 #128

Above - Plan showing the newly-completed route of Hwy 406 from Geneva Street in St. Catharines to Townline Road (St. David's Road) in Thorold in 1965. This new section of Hwy 406 was just over 3 miles in length and was officially opened to traffic on December 7, 1965. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1965)





HWY 406 #120             HWY 406 #121

Left - Facing west along Glendale Avenue at the Hwy 406 Interchange in 1967. At the time this photo was taken, Hwy 406 had only been open to traffic for about 18 months. Note that neither of the two Hwy 406 ramp terminals were signalized yet - both were still under stop-control. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in May, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2020)

Right - Facing north along the southbound lanes of Hwy 406 at the Glendale Avenue Interchange in St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in May, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2020)





HWY 406 #122             HWY 406 #123

Left - Facing east along Glendale Avenue at the Hwy 406 Interchange in St. Catharines in 1968. Note the newly-installed traffic signals at the Hwy 406 ramp terminals, due to the anticipated extension of Hwy 406 to Welland and the upcoming opening of the Thorold Tunnel Approach (Hwy 58 New). See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in May, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2020)

Right - View of Hwy 406 at the Glendale Avenue Interchange in St. Catharines, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in May, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2020)





HWY 406 #124

Above - Twin underpass structures on Hwy 406 at the Glendale Avenue Interchange in St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in May, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2020)





HWY 406 #129             HWY 406 #130

Left - Formwork for new concrete pavement at the Hwy 406 and St. David's Road Interchange in Thorold, Contract #1968-03 (1969)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1969)

Right - Grading underway on an extension of Hwy 406 south of Beaverdams Road in Thorold, Contract #1969-137 (1970)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1970)





HWY 406 #131

Above - New Geneva Street Overpass under construction on Hwy 406 in St. Catharines (1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)




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