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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 70 (#2), which ran from Springmount northerly to Hepworth in the Owen Sound area. 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 south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 70 (#2) Photographs


HWY 6 #296

Above - New mulch pavement surface on the Springmount-Hepworth County Road, one mile north of Shallow Lake in 1956. This Suburban County Road near Owen Sound was later assumed by the DHO as King's Highway 70 in 1965. The route of Hwy 70 became Hwy 6 during a route renumbering which took place in this area in 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1956)


Present Day King's Highway 70 (#2) Photographs


HWY 6 #213 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #208 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 Junction at Springmount, facing west. The present-day route of Hwy 6 via Shallow Lake was known as Hwy 70 up until 1997. At this intersection, Hwy 6 turns right and continues north towards Shallow Lake and Wiarton, while Hwy 21 proceeds straight through towards Southampton and Port Elgin.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) towards the Hwy 21 Junction at Springmount. Traffic proceeding straight through this intersection can follow a signed bypass route around Owen Sound via Grey County Road 18. Traffic turning left follows Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 into Owen Sound.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #211 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #212 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) towards Wiarton from the Hwy 21 Junction at Springmount.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction assembly at the Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 Junction at Springmount, west of Owen Sound.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #207 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #214 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 21 towards the Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) Junction at Springmount. At this intersection, Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 join together to form a single highway route through Owen Sound. Motorists who turn left here can follow Hwy 6 north to Wiarton and Tobermory. At right, Grey County Road 18 forms a bypass route around Owen Sound, which connects to Hwy 6 & Hwy 10 at Rockford just south of Owen Sound. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction assembly on Hwy 21 approaching the Hwy 6 Junction at Springmount.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #215 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #216 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 21 towards Southampton from the Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) Junction at Springmount.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 21 approaching the Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) Junction at Springmount.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #217 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #224 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Owen Sound Bypass sign on Hwy 21 approaching Springmount. Grey County Road 18 forms a bypass around Owen Sound, which connects to Hwy 6 & Hwy 10 at Rockford. It is very unusual to see a sign such as this one on a King's Highway, which encourages highway traffic to utilize a municipal road to bypass a city. The bypass via Grey County Road 18 is significantly faster than following the route of Hwy 6 through Owen Sound.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) in Shallow Lake. This is the only community along the highway between Springmount and Hepworth.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #223 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #220 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Park Head Creek Bridge on Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) at Shallow Lake. This bridge was built by Grey County several years before the Shallow Lake County Road was designated as Hwy 70 in 1965.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) at the Park Head Creek Bridge in Shallow Lake. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #221 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #222 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Park Head Creek Bridge at Shallow Lake is a single-span concrete rigid frame structure. Structure completed in 1955.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) at the Park Head Creek Bridge in Shallow Lake.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #219 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #218 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) in Shallow Lake.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Shallow Lake on Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70), facing south towards Springmount. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #225 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing north along Hwy 6 (Former Hwy 70) between Shallow Lake and Hepworth. The entire 15 km route of Hwy 70 from Springmount to Hepworth was renumbered as Hwy 6 in 1997. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 3, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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