King's Highway 4 - Images

Photos shown in this table are arranged from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Photo Description Photo

Pictures taken from driver's perspective appear offset from centre-line pictures:        

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City of St. Thomas This picture is looking north along Highway 4 towards the Talbot Street intersection.  At this junction travelers wishing to stay on Highway 4 must turn left towards Talbotville.  Straight ahead is Wellington Road, which eventually becomes one of the main arteries in London.  A right turn leads travelers onto Talbot Street and into downtown St. Thomas.
Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Size: 50kb.
City of St. Thomas Butterfly gantry at the Talbot Street intersection along Highway 4.  This gantry has likely stood at this same location since Talbot Street (then Highway 3) was first widened to 4-lanes.  Signage such as this was very common during the 1960s.
Picture taken: November 11th, 2005.  Size: 50kb.
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City of St. Thomas View looking southerly towards the Talbot Street intersection just northwest of St. Thomas.  Talbot Street is the former alignment of Highway 3 through St. Thomas before the St. Thomas Expressway opened in the early 1980s.  The MTO had jurisdiction over the approaches to St. Thomas on Talbot Street until 1997 as Highway 7180.
Picture taken: November 11th, 2005.  Size: 50kb.
City of St. Thomas Highway 4 looking north from about 500m north of the Talbot Street junction in St. Thomas.  Much of Highway 4 through St. Thomas follows the large Kettle Creek Valley.  In this picture, Highway 4 begins its climb out of the valley towards Talbotville.
Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Size: 60kb.
Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

Southerly view along Highway 4 from just south of the Talbotville Junction with Highway 3.

Photo taken: July 3rd, 2015.

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Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

Northbound signage at the Highway 3 junction in Talbotville.

Photo taken: July 3rd, 2015.
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Currently Highway 3 leads only east of Highway 4, however before 1998, it continued to the west terminating in Windsor.  Click here for Highway 3 Images.
Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

This sign assembly (which happens to be missing a '3' square and a left tab) is located in Talbotville and denotes the 1998 southern terminus of Highway 4.  Prior to provincial downloading in 1998, Highway 4 continued southerly to Port Stanley.
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Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

This view looks southerly approaching the Talbotville junction with Highway 3.

Photo taken: July 3rd, 2015. 

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Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

Northbound view along Highway 4 from north of Talbotville.

Photo taken: July 3rd, 2015. 

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Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

Two views looking northerly approaching the Clinton Line intersection.  Highway 4 widens to a four lane road at the Clinton Line intersection.

Photos taken: July 3rd, 2015. 

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Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

View looking southerly towards the Clinton Road intersection.  South of Clinton Line Highway 4 narrows to a conventional 2-lane configuration.  The Highway 3 junction is located about 2km south of Clinton Line.

Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Low-res: 50kb.  High-res: 190kb.


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Township of Southwold

County of Elgin

View looking northerly along Highway 4 from the Clinton Road intersection.  Between Clinton Line and Highway 401, Highway 4 has a minimum 4-lane cross-section where it passes beside Ford's St. Thomas Assembly Plant.
Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Low-res: 50kb.  High-res: 215kb.

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City of London Looking southerly along Highway 4 from the south edge of the Highway 401 interchange.

Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Low-res: 45kb.  High-res: 185kb.


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City of London View looking northerly along Highway 4 as it crosses the Highway 401 overpass in Southwest London.

Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Low-res: 35kb.  High-res: 135kb.


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City of London Looking south along Highway 4 from the Highway 401 overpass.  Highway 4 meets Highway 401 at a rather tight cloverleaf interchange.  Because of the oblique angle that Highway 4 crosses Highway 401 at, some of the loop ramps at this interchange are quite sharp.
Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Low-res: 45kb.  High-res: 180kb.

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Highway 401 of course leads both directions from Highway 4 between Windsor and Quebec.  Click here for Highway 401 images
City of London Highway 4 looking north from the Highway 401 overpass towards Lambeth.  Cloverleaf's are quickly becoming a thing of the past on Ontario Highways, (understandably so, considering their operational deficiencies), however I have a certain affinity for them, especially considering how revolutionary they were at the time when Ontario was first building its divided super highways.
Picture taken: April 11th, 2005.  Low-res: 50kb.  High-res: 185kb.


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City of London Highway 4 looking south through Lambeth, (Lambeth is a small suburb of London).  Since 1998, the City of London is now responsible for the maintenance of this section of Highway 4, as in 1998 the connecting link agreement between the MTO and London was expanded to included the section of Highway 4 between Highway 401 and Southdale Road.
Picture taken:  July 31st, 2004.  Size: 50kb.

City of London This picture shows the western junction of Highway's 2 and 4.  To continue northbound towards downtown London along 4, travelers must take the ramp to the right.  A left turn on Highway 2 will lead to Deleware and all points west.  Straight ahead is Colonel Talbot Road, which is a local connector road in London. 
Picture taken:  July 31st, 2004.  Size: 40kb.

City of London This picture shows Highway 4 looking from Uplands Drive south towards the heart of the Masonville Commercial area.  This picture also showcases a remaining example of a ridged concrete centre divider.  In the 1960s, these dividers were extremely common along these type of semi-divided 4-lane highways.  In recent years these dividers have almost entirely disappeared from Ontario's highways.
Picture taken: June 26th, 2004.  Size: 45kb.

Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking north towards the signalized intersection with Medway Road in the community of Arva.  Medway Road is located about 600m north of London's northern city limits.

Picture taken: September 11th, 2005.  Size: 60kb.

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Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking south through Arva across the Medway Creek bridge towards the signalized intersection with Medway Road.  This portion of Highway 4 was last reconstructed in the year 2000, having originally been 4-laned in the mid 1960s.
Picture taken:  September 11th, 2005.  Size: 75kb.

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Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking north towards the end of the multilane section of Highway 4 just north of Arva.  Highway 4 narrows from four to two lanes about 500m north of the intersection with Medway Drive.

Picture taken: September 11th, 2005.  Size: 75kb.

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Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking north along Highway 4 towards the signalized intersection with Ilderton Road.  Traffic signals were installed at this intersection in the year 2000, as part of a larger rehabilitation project for much of Highway 4 north of London.
Picture taken: September 11th, 2005.  Size: 45kb.
Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking south towards the intersection with Ilderton Road.  Ilderton Road is located roughly 6km north of London's northern city limit.

Picture taken: September 11th, 2005.  Size: 40kb.

Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Highway 4 looking south through the small community of Birr.  Birr is located about halfway between Arva and Elginfield, north of London.

Picture taken: October 6th, 2004.  Size: 70kb.

Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Junction assembly approaching the Highway 7 intersection.  This intersection was entirely resigned in early October 2005.  Unfortunately, this resigning often involved removing key signage from these junction assemblies.  Notice that no reference is made to Highway 7 on this junction assembly.  Compare this with the former assembly shot a few years earlier here.
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Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

New sign for Highway 7 heading northbound along Highway 4.  Highway 7 is very well signed in both directions along Highway 4 with these types of signs.  Before 1998, Highway 7 continued west of Highway 4, bound for Parkhill and eventually Sarnia.  Since then Highway 4 has marked the western terminus for the route.
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Township of Middlesex Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking north along Highway 4 approaching the Highway 7 junction.  Highway 7 is located roughly 14 km north of the northern London city limit.

Picture taken: September 11th, 2005.  Size: 65kb.

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Like Highway 3, Highway 7 currently only leads east of Highway 4, having continued to the west before 1997.  Click here to continue west along Highway 7 and here to continue east.
Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

Looking south towards the Highway 7 junction along Highway 4.  South of Highway 7, Highway 4 is nearly perfectly straight for the entire distance to London.

Picture taken: September 11th, 2005.  Size: 50kb.

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Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

View looking northerly towards the the small community of Lucan from just south of the southern start of the connecting link agreement.  Lucan was its own incorporated municipality until the late 1990s when it was amalgamated with the neighbouring township.
Picture taken: October 6th, 2005.  Size: 60kb.
Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

View looking south towards the northern start of the connecting link agreement in Lucan.  As is visible in the photo, the southbound passing lane ends immediately south of Lucan's urban boundary.  Ending a passing lane just before a community is generally frowned upon by traffic engineers today.
Picture taken: October 6th, 2005.  Size: 40kb.
Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

Looking northerly across an Ausable River tributary.  Highway 4 curves westerly at this structure leading almost due west before turning north again at Clandeboyle.  Notice the dual passing lanes leading out of the valley; the descent and subsequent climb out of this valley is one of the more notable landscape features along Highway 4 north of Elginfield.
Picture taken: October 6th, 2005.  Size: 40kb.
Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

Highway 4 looking South over an Ausable River tributary.  This picture is taken from the St. James Road intersection which is just to the north of Lucan.  St. James Road actually follows an old alignment of Highway 4 for most of its length.  In this picture you can see that there is a small grey area just the the left of the current structure, which represents the former southern approach to the old structure.  This Highway 4 diversion was completed in 1970.
Picture taken: September 7th, 2004.  Size: 85kb.

Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

View looking northerly towards the Clandeboyle Drive intersection.  After traversing several kilometres westerly, Highway 4 again (and rather abruptly) turns northerly at this junction.

Picture taken: October 6th, 2005.  Size: 55kb.

Township of Lucan Biddulph

County of Middlesex

View looking northerly around the Clandeboyle curve towards the Denfield Road intersection.  While Denfield Road is presently designated as Middlesex Road 20, the road had been designate as Middlesex Road 22 until Highway 22 was downloaded to the county of Middlesex in 1998.
Picture taken: October 6th, 2005.  Size: 45kb.
Lucan Biddulph - North Middlesex Boundary

County of Middlesex

View looking southerly along Highway 4 at the Denfield Road junction, and the start of the Clandeboyle curve.  The curve at Clandeboyle is the first notable curve that southbound motorists will encounter after departing Clinton.
Picture taken: October 6th, 2005.  Size: 40kb.
Bluewater - Huron East Boundary

County of Huron

Highway 4 looking south from the Highway 84 (now Huron Road 84) intersection in Hensall.  As is evident in the photo, Highway 4 north of Exeter is excellent for examples of old lighting practices.  In some communities there are even working examples of fluorescent lighting, a lighting style that has become very rare on provincial highways.
Picture taken:  September 7th, 2004.  Size: 40kb.

Bluewater - Huron East Boundary

County of Huron

Highway 4 looking north from Daisley Terrace into Clinton.  The Clinton connecting link agreement starts just at the other side of the Bayfield Road structure.

Picture taken: October 6th, 2004.  Size: 80kb.

Municipality of Central Huron

County of Huron

The current Highway 4 ends assembly located just south of the intersection with Highway 8 in Clinton.  Apparently bolt theft is a major problem in Clinton.  This is the 1998 terminus of Highway 4.  Prior to January 1st, 1998, Highway 4 continued north to Singhamham, via Walkerton, and Durham. 
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Township of North Huron

County of Huron

This picture showcases the northern approach into the the small community of Blyth.  The bridge in the picture is crossing the Blyth Brook, and is an original 1932 structure.  The embossed concrete railings were very common on structures from this era, and personally I think they are very elegant.  Picture taken:  May 2nd, 2004.  Size: 50kb.

Municipality of Brocton

County of Bruce
View looking southerly along Highway 4 from just south of the western Highway 9 junction.

Photo taken: July 1st, 2008.

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Municipality of Brocton

County of Bruce
This view looks northerly along Highway 4 at the western Highway 9 junction.  Traffic bound for Walkerton must follow the ramp to the right at this intersection.

Photo taken: July 1st, 2008.

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Highway 4 ran concurrently with Highway 9 for several kilometres west of Walkerton.  Click here for Highway 9 images
Municipality of Grey Highlands

County of Grey.
Distance signage for Durham along Highway 4 west of Flesherton.

Photo taken: July 3rd, 2015.

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