King's Highway 17 - Images


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Westerly view along Highway 17 at the Prescott & Russell Road 26 intersection.  The pre-1954 alignment of Highway 17 crossed the current highway at this junction.  During the 1950s, almost the entire routing of Highway 17 between Ottawa and the Qu├ębec Border was realigned.  Depending upon the exact section the realigned Highway 17 served as the principal route between Ottawa and Montreal for about 20 years before it was again by-passed by Highway 417.
Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Two views looking easterly across the South Nation River truss bridge.  The South Nation River Bridge had recently been sandblasted and repainted when this photo was taken..

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.

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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Westerly view as Highway 17 crosses the South Nation River truss bridge.  While the truss bridge is an extremely elegant design, given the high-speed nature of Highway 17, the span is just a touch too narrow, particularly given the bridge's long length.  Pedestrians and cyclists would be well advised to cross the South Nation River through Plantagenet and not along Highway 17.
Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Eastbound view from just east of the South Nation River.  Eastern Ontario's bilingual population creates an interesting problem for road sign designers.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Easterly view looking into the South Nation River valley.  Highway 17 runs parallel to the South Nation River for several kilometres north of Plantagenet.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Easterly view along Highway 17 approaching the long climbing lane that takes traffic briefly out of the South Nation River valley.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Westbound distance signage just west of the Prescott & Russell Road 9 intersection.  The placement of this sign is indicative of the fact that Prescott & Russell Road 9 through the town of Plantagenet is the former alignment of Highway 17.  The current highway was completed circa 1954, however there was a time during the 1950s where both the new and old alignments of Highway 17 were designated as king's highways.  It is typical for a distance sign to be placed after an intersection with another (former) highway.
Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.
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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Westerly view approaching the Prescott & Russell Road 9 intersection.  Prescott & Russell has chosen to stripe this intersection in a very atypical manner since receiving this road from the province.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Fairly non-descript view of Highway 17 approaching Boundary Road..

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Easterly view along Highway 17 from the eastern limits of the community of Alfred.  Notice the guide signage directing traffic towards Lafaivre and to the ferry.  There are no bridges over the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Hawkesbury, though there are several ferries to link the two provinces.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Westerly view across the Ruisseau des Actoas bridge.  Highway 17 was the Trans-Canada Highway until 1997/98, hence the wide shoulders on this bridge.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.


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Township of Champlain

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Eastbound advanced signage for the ramp to Highway 34.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.
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Township of Champlain

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Immediately west of the Highway 34 interchange, Highway 17 passes overtop of a spur line of the CN Railway.  This view looks northerly towards the Ottawa River.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.

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Township of Champlain

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Two views looking easterly across the Highway 34 underpass.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.

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Highway 34 runs south from Hawkesbury bound for Highway 417 and beyond.  Click here for Highway 34 images.
Township of Champlain

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Westerly view approaching the Highway 34 interchange.  Highway 17 meets Highway 34 at a four-ramp parclo AB interchange.  This is the only instance in the province of Ontario where an interchange between a county road and a provincial highway favours the county road.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.
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Township of Champlain

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Advanced signage for the Highway 34 interchange.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.
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Township of Champlain

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Eastbound distance signage east of the Highway 34 interchange near Hawkesbury.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.
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Township of East Hawkesbury

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
This view looks westerly along Highway 17 from just west of the Gourley Road intersection.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.

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Township of East Hawkesbury

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Easterly view looking through the Gourley Road intersection towards the eastern terminus of Highway 17 at the Highway 417 interchange.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.

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Township of East Hawkesbury

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Signage at the eastern terminus of Highway 17 at the Highway 417 interchange.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013. 
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Township of East Hawkesbury

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
View looking westerly along Highway 17 from the Highway 417 interchange.

Photo taken: June 18th, 2013.

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