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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2009, 06:47:44 AM »

Don't they usually use yellow-on-blue signs to point people towards the Queen Elizabeth Way?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2009, 05:49:27 PM »

Don't they usually use yellow-on-blue signs to point people towards the Queen Elizabeth Way?

Hey, welcome SA!

No, just the QEW shield is yellow on blue.  Its the only one like that, as the rest are white on green.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2009, 06:06:13 PM »

are any of these blue/white shields still around?  they were posted until 1993, I think.


and check out the blue guide sign!


also, when did Ontario start using green/white for trailblazers?  I don't know of any green/white shields before about 1955... I think back then the trailblazers were white/black too.

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now THAT is a QEW shield!  What I wouldn't give to get my hands on a cateyed QEW or King's Highway shield from the 1930s.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2009, 06:14:02 PM »

I believe there is one blue 401 shield still around, but the QEW shield from the 30s, no, or I don't expect there to be one.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2009, 06:16:15 PM »

no, I can't imagine a 1930s shield being around... maybe one of the smaller King's Highway shields from the 50s in some town with more polar bears than people... but probably not even that.

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2009, 06:20:58 PM »

Well, 3c is long gone (and Polar Bears don't live in most of Ontario, only the extreme north of it, which is about 1000 km above the populated area of Ontario). Although, next time I see my uncle who used to work on road maintenance in Ontario who has a huge and I mean HUGE collection of highway shields, some of them are new some of them have the newer design but are far larger (like the Highway 11 shield in my house). He might have an old one, not too sure about it though.. (Last time I saw him was in 2007, so all of his shields are very vague in my memory)

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2009, 06:26:10 PM »

do numbered highways go that far north?

that would be great if you could get a photo of his highway shield collection!

all the pictures I'm posting are being taken from here.  Lots of shields there to be seen.

http://www.thekingshighway.ca/
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2009, 06:36:09 PM »

No, the highest one goes to Pickle Lake (Highway 599) (Although there was one but it was closed in the 1980s, then there is just little roads, mostly winter roads that goes up 50-70 km from there), which is about 300km away from the extreme north. The only way to get there is by plane, train or boat.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2009, 07:46:47 PM »

Oh new page!  Time for new picture!

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2009, 08:05:45 PM »

Secondary and 800 Series highways have been added to the guide.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2009, 11:12:22 AM »

A rural highway (Highway 400) as it heads into the Canadian Shield:

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2009, 04:06:48 PM »

hal: that is for upgrading them to a 4 lane highway. :rolleyes:
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2009, 04:31:56 PM »

hal: that is for upgrading them to a 4 lane highway. :rolleyes:

Well its actually for 4+ lane, grade separated highways.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2009, 09:42:25 PM »

Am I the only one posting stuff here?   :rolleyes:

Oh well, more pics! 

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2009, 10:07:14 PM »

How about a less freeway picture?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2009, 09:50:15 PM »

Is that Hwy 11?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2009, 08:07:11 PM »

Yes it is.
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2009, 12:03:33 AM »

Could it get any straiter?   :-P
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2009, 08:59:56 AM »

Interstate 37: Flat, strait and dry on almost it's whole route.
(Unrelated to Ontario)


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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2009, 09:34:36 AM »

Interstate 37: Flat, strait and dry on almost it's whole route.
(Unrelated to Ontario)

Then why are you posting it here?   :-D
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2009, 09:53:05 AM »

To show you that Highway 11 isn't the only flat/straight highway on Earth. (Just because I wanted to post it)
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« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2009, 10:12:52 AM »

To show you that Highway 11 isn't the only flat/straight highway on Earth. (Just because I wanted to post it)

Meh, I knew that.   :eyebrow:
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2009, 02:53:16 PM »

Time for another pic, Highway 401 close to #2A.  Its an impressive curve pic!

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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2009, 07:26:39 PM »

What are the squares with the tar around the edges?

Traffic sensors of some kind?
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Re: Ontario's Highways
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2009, 11:54:38 PM »

What are the squares with the tar around the edges?

Traffic sensors of some kind?

I'd assume so.  Might be a measurement of AADT or something.



Here's a new pic straight from MTO.  It's the 401/404/DVP interchange in Northern Toronto.

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