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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 98. 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 west to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 98 Photographs


HWY 3B #6

Above - Facing west along Ouellette Avenue towards Downtown Windsor (July 10, 1951)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)

Note the signpost at right, which bears no fewer than four King's Highway shields. Although the route numbers are difficult to discern in this photo, the four marked routes are Hwy 2, Hwy 3B, Hwy 39 and Hwy 98. For a number of years, all four of these King's Highways were signed concurrently along Ouellette Avenue into Downtown Windsor. However, due to the construction of the E.C. Row Expressway and the decommissioning of Hwy 39 and Hwy 98, three of these highway routes were eventually removed from Ouellette Avenue. Only the Hwy 3B route designation survived until the 1990s.





HWY 401 #1451

Above - Hwy 98 (Provincial Road) Interchange under construction on Hwy 401 south of Windsor (1956)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1956)





HWY 401 #140

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 401 facing west from the Provincial Road (Hwy 98) Interchange in Windsor (1958)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1958)





HWY 98 #4

Above - Culvert construction on Hwy 98 east of Merlin (1958)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1958)





HWY 98 #3

Above - Paving Hwy 98 east of Tilbury (1958)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1958)


Present Day King's Highway 98 Photographs


HWY 98 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 98 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Culvert inscription on Essex Road 46 (Old Hwy 2A & Hwy 98) "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1930". See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on November 8, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Undated culvert from the early 1940s on Old Hwy 98 west of Blenheim. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 3 #159 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 3 #149 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Talbot Street (Hwy 3) from the Former Hwy 98 Junction (now Chatham-Kent Road 8) at Marlborough Street in Blenheim. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Talbot Street (Hwy 3) at Marlborough Street (Former Hwy 98) approaching towards Downtown Blenheim. At the traffic signals, Hwy 3 turns right onto Marlborough Street on its route east towards St. Thomas. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 3 #150 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 3 #151 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Talbot Street on northbound Marlborough Street in Blenheim. Although the route of Hwy 3 historically went through Downtown Blenheim on Talbot Street, through traffic in recent decades was encouraged to use the cut-off offered by Marlborough Street. The route of Hwy 3 was signed via Downtown along Talbot Street for a brief period during the 1970s, before the highway's route was relocated permanently onto Marlborough Street in 1980. Hwy 3 turns left at the traffic signals and continues west towards Wheatley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Former Hwy 98 (now Chatham-Kent Road 8) and Hwy 3 at the intersection of Talbot Street and Marlborough Street in Blenheim. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 3 #148 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 3 #154 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Marlborough Street (Former Hwy 98) towards Tilbury from Talbot Street (Hwy 3) in Blenheim. The once-important route of Hwy 98 between Windsor and Blenheim essentially became redundant once Hwy 401 was completed. The entire route of Hwy 98 was transferred from the province to Kent and Essex Counties back in 1970. Up until the mass downloading of Ontario's highways in the late 1990s, Hwy 98 was the longest King's Highway to be eliminated entirely from the highway network under a municipal transfer. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former eastern terminus of Hwy 98 at the Hwy 3 Junction in Blenheim. The route of Hwy 98 ended at this intersection from the time the east leg of Hwy 98 was first established in 1941 up until 1970, when the route of Hwy 98 was decommissioned. With the route of Hwy 98 completed to Blenheim, through traffic heading east from Windsor was able to bypass the Leamington section of Hwy 3. The new Hwy 98 shortened the overall highway distance between Windsor and St. Thomas by approximately 17 km. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 3 #155 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 3 #157 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Marlborough Street at Talbot Street, facing south. The route of Former Hwy 98 ended here, while Hwy 3 continued eastbound beyond the intersection towards St. Thomas. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Talbot Street at the intersection of Marlborough Street in Blenheim. Heavy trucks are prohibited from using Blenheim's main street, except for local deliveries. Trucks are directed to bypass Downtown Blenheim, by following Hwy 3 (Marlborough Street) to Hwy 40 (Chatham Street). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 3 #156 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing east along Marlborough Street (Hwy 3) from Talbot Street in Blenheim. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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