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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's Queen Elizabeth Way, arranged by location from Etobicoke Creek westerly to the Highway 403 Interchange in Oakville. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 9: Present Day QEW Photographs (Etobicoke Creek to Hwy 403)


QEW #290 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #291 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass across the QEW in Mississauga. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. This structure spans both the QEW and the North and South Service Roads. The pedestrian bridge was built to link communities that were severed when the QEW was converted from a scenic parkway into a controlled-access freeway during the 1950s.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #292 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #293 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass is a fully-accessible facility, which is rather surprising given the age of the bridge. Very few pedestrian facilities of this vintage are barrier-free. The pedestrian bridge is located about half-way between the Dixie Road and Cawthra Road Interchanges.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along the South Service Road from the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. The service roads were built beside the QEW during the 1950s in order to eliminate all private entrances along the highway. Previously, most properties along the QEW had direct driveway access onto the highway.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #294 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #295 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the South Service Road from the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. There is very little right-of-way available along the QEW through Mississauga. The noise attenuation barriers at left mark the edge of the highway right-of-way.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern end of the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. The bridge connects to the Applewood Village Shopping Centre on the North Service Road.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #296 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #297 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the North Service Road from the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. Many of the homes and businesses along the North Service Road are original, and had direct driveway access onto the QEW itself until the late 1950s. By contrast, most buildings along the southern side of the QEW were demolished in order to widen the highway.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the North Service Road from the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. Since many of the buildings along the north side of the QEW are commercial in nature, there is a gap in the noise attenuation barrier along the highway in this area. The limited highway right-of-way for the QEW is quite apparent in this photo.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #299 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #298 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Toronto-bound QEW from the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. Note the narrow highway median and lack of an inside shoulder.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the Toronto-bound QEW from the Ogden Avenue Pedestrian Overpass. The pole-mounted traffic camera beside the right shoulder is part of the Ministry of Transportation's COMPASS freeway traffic management and incident response system, which is now in place on most Toronto-area freeways.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #300 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #301 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An older QEW freeway entrance sign at the Cawthra Road Interchange in Mississauga. Most signs along this freeway now feature the "QEW" abbreviation enclosed in a white crown, similar to the crown used on other 400-Series Highways. "Crownless" signs such as this one are becoming less common along the QEW.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - New QEW freeway entrance sign, showing the "QEW" abbreviation in a crown. The use of compass directions on these signs has (unfortunately) become more prevalent along the QEW in recent years. Until recently, the use of compass directions has been discouraged on QEW signs, since the highway doubles back on itself by reversing directions (from west-to-east and from east-to-west) once it enters the Niagara Peninsula at Hamilton. Traditionally, the highway was signed as "QEW Hamilton", "QEW Niagara" and "QEW Fort Erie" heading towards Buffalo, New York and "QEW Toronto" heading away from Buffalo, New York. In my personal opinion, it should have stayed that way.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #302 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #303 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the QEW from the Cawthra Road Interchange in Mississauga. Note the use of ramp metering signals on both Toronto-bound on-ramps. Ramp metering signals were installed along the QEW through Mississauga during the 1970s, in an effort to improve traffic flow on the highway during the morning rush hour. The intention of ramp metering is to regulate the rate of vehicle entry onto the freeway, so that the number of vehicles seeking entry to the freeway doesn't surpass the freeway's ability to absorb those vehicles into the traffic stream. Ramp metering generally works best on urban freeways, where intersection traffic signals exist on the surface street upstream of the freeway interchange.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up view of the one of the metered ramps leading onto the Toronto-bound QEW from Cawthra Road. The ramp metering signals are set up with a short but variable cycle length, which allows only one vehicle to pass per green interval when the meter is activated. As the freeway nears capacity, the red intervals can be extended, thereby restricting the rate of vehicle entry onto the freeway. By reducing the number of vehicles entering the freeway, it helps to stabilize the traffic flow on the freeway and reduces the likelihood of a queue forming at the ramp merge. Note that Ontario ramp metering signals rest in green when the ramp meter is inactive. In many jurisdictions, the signal is "dark" (turned off altogether) when the ramp meter is inactive.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #311 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #304 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Advance warning sign on Cawthra Road indicating the upcoming ramp metering signal. When the ramp meter is activated, the alternating amber flashers on these warning signs are turned on. While ramp metering is used successfully in many North American jurisdictions to control freeway traffic, Ontario has surprisingly few interchanges where ramp metering has been installed. All of Ontario's ramp meters are located on the QEW through Mississauga.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Cawthra Road Overpass on the QEW in Mississauga. Structure completed in 1979.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #305 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #306 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Cawthra Road Overpass on the QEW in Mississauga.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the QEW towards Toronto from the Cawthra Road Overpass. The Cawthra Road Interchange has a short sub-collector lane system below the structure. Until the late 1970s, this was only a partial interchange.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #307 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #308 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the QEW towards Oakville from the Cawthra Road Overpass.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Structure identification number and date stamp (1979) on the Cawthra Road Overpass.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #309 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #310 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the sub-collector lane at the Cawthra Road Interchange. There are no ramp metering signals for the ramps leading to the Hamilton-bound QEW.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Cawthra Road Overpass on the QEW in Mississauga.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #211 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #212 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Cooksville Creek Bridge on the QEW and the Service Roads east of Port Credit.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up view of the Cooksville Creek Bridge on the QEW. This small concrete rigid frame arch bridge was constructed as part of the original Middle Road in 1932 and has been extended over the years to its current width. Several bridge widening stages are visible in this photograph.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #60 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #133 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - North entrance to the pedestrian underpass at Port Credit, located just east of Hwy 10.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking through the Port Credit pedestrian underpass from the north portal.
(Photograph taken on April 10, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #134 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #61 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - South entrance to the pedestrian underpass below the QEW at Port Credit. This pedestrian underpass was originally completed in 1937, in order to provide a safe passage for schoolchildren underneath the newly-constructed Middle Road. The underpass was extended on each side in 1962 when the QEW was widened and the cloverleaf interchange at Hwy 10 was rebuilt.
(Photograph taken on April 10, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approach to the south entrance of the pedestrian underpass at Port Credit, just east of Hwy 10.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #213 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #214 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north towards Cooksville along Hwy 10 from the QEW Overpass.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south towards Port Credit along Hwy 10 from the QEW Overpass.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #215 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #216 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 10 towards the QEW cloverleaf and overpass. This was the location of Canada's first cloverleaf interchange in 1937. The original interchange was reconstructed in 1962.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the QEW Overpass at Hwy 10 (Hurontario Street).
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #132 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #74 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the QEW Overpass at the Hwy 10 Cloverleaf. Structure completed in 1962.
(Photograph taken on April 10, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Credit River Bridge on QEW, facing west towards Oakville.
(Photograph taken on April 10, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #131 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Credit River Bridge on QEW. The original four-lane highway bridge was built in 1934, but the structure was widened in 1960 to permit an extra highway lane in each direction. The inside arches are part of the original 1934 structure, while the outer arches were added in 1960 when the QEW was widened to 6 lanes. The "ER" light standards were thoughtfully preserved on this bridge for many years, but were removed in early 2009.
(Photograph taken on April 10, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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