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Title: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: 7/8 on September 05, 2016, 03:33:19 PM
I've wanted to get a photo of this sign for a while now, and I finally made the trip today to get it. The sign is located at Halton RR 25 and 32 Side Road just north of Acton, ON (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/14214+Halton+Regional+Rd+25,+Acton,+ON+L7J+2L9/@43.6471808,-80.0666884,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b7522dc81828f:0xca45722763663cf2!8m2!3d43.6474008!4d-80.0650979). Of course, this used to be King's Highway 25, hence the sign below saying "Formerly Hwy 25". I'm just curious if anyone has seen any other examples of signs like these?

(http://i.imgur.com/N1Kwx5K.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/N1Kwx5K.jpg)

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I'd like to exclude signs like this one on the 400 NB, since I believe these style of signs are more standard.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZUKCkLD.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ZUKCkLD.jpg)
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: SignGeek101 on September 05, 2016, 11:35:58 PM
When I lived in Hamilton, I saw quite a few of these:

https://goo.gl/maps/kPYUjzp71Q32
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: 7/8 on September 05, 2016, 11:45:54 PM
When I lived in Hamilton, I saw quite a few of these:

https://goo.gl/maps/kPYUjzp71Q32

I wasn't expecting to see any examples on street blades; cool find!
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: 7/8 on August 16, 2017, 11:48:32 PM
I wish I took a photo of this, but I didn't see it until it was too late! This sign is on the 400 SB exit ramp onto Highway 7 in Vaughan. It even has the date that it was decommissioned to a regional road. (GSV link: https://goo.gl/maps/zV3svjEHic62 (https://goo.gl/maps/zV3svjEHic62))
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: MisterSG1 on August 17, 2017, 11:08:38 AM
I know for a fact that the new Peel Region 107 sigange has a tab underneath that reads (Formerly Hwy #7), same goes for Hwy 50.

In Peel Region, although Highways 2, 5, and 10 passed through the region. they were never retained as regional roads oddly enough, therefore Dundas Street is just Dundas Street, nothing special. Same goes for Hurontario Street in Mississauga and Brampton. The latter especially to someone who lives in either Brampton or Mississauga is amusing as Highway 10 is still commonly used to refer to Hurontario Street.
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on August 19, 2017, 08:22:21 AM
This style is the most technically correct way to sign a former highway in Ontario.  For whatever reason however, most former highways were signed instead with formerly tabs:

(http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_20-29_images/23_shield_formerly89_Palmerston_May06.png)
http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_20-29_images/23_shield_formerly89_Palmerston_May06_lg.png
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: Transportfan on August 19, 2017, 10:15:15 AM

In Peel Region, although Highways 2, 5, and 10 passed through the region. they were never retained as regional roads oddly enough, therefore Dundas Street is just Dundas Street, nothing special. Same goes for Hurontario Street in Mississauga and Brampton. The latter especially to someone who lives in either Brampton or Mississauga is amusing as Highway 10 is still commonly used to refer to Hurontario Street.

The reason 2, 5, and 10 were not made regional roads was is because they were city-maintained connecting links prior to downloading. Which I think makes sense: Cities don't need rural type county road systems. And the amusing thing to me is that people still call Hurontario St. Hwy. 10 considering how long and urbanized it is.

 

 
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: Tom on August 22, 2020, 12:02:08 AM
Not a photo, but a newspaper clipping from The Ottawa Citizen, 1985-10-23, regarding renumbering a highway, and posting signs saying what the former number was.  https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BV8zAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tO8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=4935%2C894629  :coffee:
Title: Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
Post by: cbeach40 on September 01, 2020, 10:33:25 AM
For whatever reason however, most former highways were signed instead with formerly tabs:

To answer an old old question, it's because the roads changed classification and as such had a new shield. The signs as above are when the class stays the same and only the number changes.