MTO Signage Goofs on the King's Highways



Ontario's Ministry of Transportation currently maintains 16,500 km of provincial highways in Ontario. These highways are home to literally hundreds of thousands of traffic signs. With so many signs being installed and replaced every year, mistakes can and do happen. This page is dedicated to preserving the memories of certain highway signs which most MTO sign crews would probably prefer to forget! Here you will see an assortment of incorrect, obsolete, strange, vandalized, and other truly bizarre highway signs found on Ontario Highways. All of the following signs are still up on the highways today, unless I have noted that they have been replaced. None of these highway sign images have altered digitally. This is exactly what the signs look like on the highways. Enjoy!


HWY 655 ERROR         HWY 801 ERROR


Left: - Erroneous King's Highway 655 Sign, which should be a Secondary Highway Sign (Sign was replaced in 2002)
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2001

Right: - Erroneous Secondary Highway 801 Sign, which should be a Tertiary Highway Sign.
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2002





HWY 516 ERROR         HWY 61 ERROR


Left: - Erroneous King's Highway 642 & 516 Signs, which should be Secondary Highway Signs
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2003

Right: - Vandalized Deer Crossing sign on Hwy 61 South near Thunder Bay Airport
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2003





HWY 105 ERROR         HWY 72 #14


Left: - Erroneous advance warning sign for Secondary Highway 105, which should be a King's Highway Sign
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2003

Right: - Erroneous advance warning sign for King's Highway 664. Should be Secondary Highway Sign
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2003







Above: - I don't believe that this is the correct spelling of "Crescent". This sign is on Hwy 17 near Dryden.
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2003







Above: - Erroneous Secondary Highway 17 Trailblazer on Hwy 594, which should be a King's Highway Trailblazer
Photograph taken by Cameron Bevers    © 2003




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