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"Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« 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. 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?



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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.

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Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« Reply #1 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

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Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« Reply #2 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

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Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« Reply #3 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)
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Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« Reply #5 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_lg.png
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Re: "Formerly Hwy ##" Signs in Ontario
« Reply #6 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.

 

 
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