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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 48, arranged by location from Beaverton northerly to Coboconk. 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 3: Present Day King's Highway 48 Photographs (Beaverton to Coboconk)


HWY 12 #162 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #163 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 from the Beaver River Bridge in Beaverton. Note the long queue of northbound traffic approaching the traffic signals at nearby Durham Road 15. This highway does experience congestion on summer weekends, as it is a popular "cottage country" route which serves the eastern side of Lake Simcoe. This section of the highway is part of the Beaverton Bypass, which was completed and officially opened to traffic between the present day Hwy 48 South Junction and the intersection at Durham Road 23 (Mara Road) on November 4, 1966. Until recently, Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 shared a well-signed, overlapped route along the Beaverton Bypass. All references to Hwy 48 were removed from the highway in 2004, so it is now signed as Hwy 12 only. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Beaver River Bridge on Hwy 12 & Hwy 48, facing south towards Whitby. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #164 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #165 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Beaver River Bridge on Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 in Beaverton. This three-span post-tensioned concrete bridge was completed in 1965. The introduction of post-tensioned concrete bridges in Ontario during the 1960s allowed designers to make use of very shallow bridge decks, when compared to conventional concrete girder bridges. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Structure identification number and date stamp (1965) on the Beaver River Bridge on Hwy 12 & Hwy 48. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #166 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #167 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 at the Beaver River Bridge in Beaverton. The signalized intersection with Durham Road 15 can be seen in the background. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Beaver River Bridge was replaced in 2006-2007, in order to accommodate intersection capacity improvements at Durham Road 15. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #168 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #169 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 towards the Durham Road 15 Intersection in Beaverton. Prior to the intersection's reconstruction, there was a channelized right turn lane with a short acceleration taper from eastbound Durham Road 15 to southbound Hwy 12 & Hwy 48. This right turn channelization was removed as a result of the intersection reconstruction, in an effort to improve traffic operations. Without a full acceleration lane, a right turn channel can actually impede traffic flow on the main highway, as slow traffic entering the highway is forced to quickly merge into the adjacent through lane. As originally designed, this intersection had two northbound and two southbound through lanes. One of the northbound through lanes was later converted to a right turn only lane, which greatly impacted the capacity of this signalized intersection to serve northbound traffic (hence the long northbound queue seen in earlier photos). The reconfigured intersection has separate left and right turn lanes and two through lanes in both directions, which has greatly improved traffic operations at the intersection. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 from the Durham Road 15 Intersection in Beaverton. As part of the intersection improvements, median islands were constructed approaching the intersection. Prior to reconstruction, the secondary traffic signal pole was located on the left-hand side of the highway, as seen in this photo. Median-mounted secondary signal poles are strongly preferred on wide highways with more than four lanes, as the signal heads are placed directly in front of the motorist rather than off to the left side of the highway where they are far less conspicuous. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #170 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #171 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Older 1960s-era traffic signal pole on southbound Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 at Durham Road 15. The traffic signal head has a 12 inch (30 cm) red display lens and 8 inch (20 cm) amber and green display lenses. During reconstruction of the intersection, new traffic signal heads were installed with 12 inch (30 cm) display lenses for all three signal indications. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 from the Whites Creek Bridge between Beaverton and Gamebridge. The "platooning" effect that the traffic signals in Beaverton have on traffic flow along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 is quite evident in this photo. After the traffic signals turn green, dozens of vehicles are discharged from the intersection and suddenly fill an empty void in the highway downstream of the signals. Traffic platooning such as this can be either beneficial or problematic for traffic waiting to enter the highway downstream of the traffic signals. Motorists waiting at side entrances and intersections may have trouble finding adequate gaps to enter the highway if a platoon of vehicles is approaching or passing by. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #172 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #176 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Whites Creek Bridge on Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 north of Beaverton. This three-span post-tensioned concrete bridge was completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 towards Brechin at the Whites Creek Bridge north of Beaverton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #174 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #175 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Structure identification number and date stamp (1965) on the Whites Creek Bridge on Hwy 12 & Hwy 48. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 towards Beaverton at the Whites Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #173 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Eastern side of the Whites Creek Bridge on Hwy 12 & Hwy 48 north of Beaverton. The Whites Creek Bridge was also replaced in 2006-2007. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 46 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 46 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former Hwy 48 alignment (previously Hwy 46) north of Balsam Lake. Note the narrow 10 foot lanes.
Photograph taken in July, 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Old Hwy 48 alignment (previously Hwy 46) approaching former Mitchell Lake Bridge near Kirkfield
Photograph taken in October, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 46 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 46 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Original Mitchell Lake bridge abutments on Hwy 48 (Old Hwy 46). Note newer bridge at left.
Photograph taken in October, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - An old Hwy 48 (previously Hwy 46) alignment is now used as a Balsam Lake Provincial Park road
Photograph taken in October, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 46 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Another view of the former Hwy 48 alignment (Old Hwy 46) in Balsam Lake Provincial Park
Photograph taken in October, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers




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