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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 8B (Rockton Business Route). 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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Present Day King's Highway 8B (Rockton) Photographs


HWY 52B #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 52B #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western terminus of Old Hwy 8 (Former Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B) in Rockton. The Rockton Diversion (Hwy 8) at left was completed in 1959, which bypassed a short section of Old Hwy 8. The route of Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B through Rockton was then realigned so that it intersected the Rockton Diversion at a right angle. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Old Hwy 8 (Former Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B) from the western entrance to Rockton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 52B #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 52B #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Old Hwy 8 (Former Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B) in Rockton. Although not quite as narrow as the main street through nearby Sheffield, Rockton's main street was still fairly constrained and did not leave much room for any future expansion of Hwy 8. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Old Hwy 8 (Former Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B) in Rockton. Until the Rockton Diversion opened in June 1959, all through traffic between Galt and Hamilton travelled along Rockton's main street. This once-busy route is now a quiet residential street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 52B #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 52B #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Departing from Rockton on Old Hwy 8 (Former Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B), facing east. Old Hwy 8 connects to the Rockton Diversion (Hwy 8) just beyond the curve. Prior to 1959, the highway continued straight ahead towards Dundas and Hamilton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Beginning of Former Hwy 8B & Hwy 52B, facing west from the eastern entrance to Rockton. The short Rockton Business Route was established after the community was bypassed by a new highway in the late 1950s. The Rockton Business Route was decommissioned as a King's Highway in 1970 and is now just known as Old Hwy 8. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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