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Photos shown in this table are arranged from West to East:

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City of Ottawa  Overhead signage at the westbound exit to Highway 416.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011. 
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City of Ottawa View looking westerly from the Richmond Road overpass towards the Highway 416 interchange.  Much like the Moodie Drive interchange, notice that the ramp from Richmond Road does not allow access from Richmond Road to Highway 416.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa This view looks easterly from the Richmond Road overpass.  Notice the new OC-Transpo busway that passes underneath the westbound Richmond Road off-ramp.  There are a number of these bus exclusive (Bus-Rapid Transit) roadways throughout the City of Ottawa.
Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa  Overhead signage at the westbound exit to Richmond Road with a diagram sign in advance of the left exit to Highway 416.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.
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City of Ottawa Westbound advanced signage in advance of the exit to Richmond Road.

Photo taken: May 24th, 2010.
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City of Ottawa

Highway 417 looking west from Pinecrest Road/Greenbank Road.  This is a fairly typical looking cross-section of Highway 417 through western Ottawa.

 

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Old style signage at the eastbound on-ramp from Greenbank Road.  There are very few signs for Highway 417 that reference it as the Queensway.

Photo taken: October 22nd, 2004.

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City of Ottawa

Highway 417 looking east from Pinecrest Road/Greenbank Road in Ottawa.  Through Central Ottawa, Highway 417 has a 6-/8-lane urban cross-section.

 

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Westbound signage at the exit to Pinecrest and Greenbank Roads.

Photo taken: May 24th, 2010.
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City of Ottawa Advanced signage for the westbound exit to Pinecrest and Greenbank Roads.

Photo taken: May 24th, 2010.
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City of Ottawa Overhead guide signage for the Woodroffe Ave interchange.  Notice that Nepean still appears on the guide signage.  A lot of Carleton Region's former municipalities still appear on guide signage even almost 10 years (2009) after the City of Ottawa was amalgamated with the region to form a single tier government.
Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa View looking westerly from the Woodroffe Avenue overpass.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Easterly view from the Woodroffe Avenue overpass.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Overhead signage at the exit to Woodroffe Avenue South.

Photo taken: May 24th, 2010.
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City of Ottawa The signage for the westbound off-ramp to Woodroffe Avenue North is signed with an advanced sign for the exit to Woodroffe Avenue South.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.
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City of Ottawa Westbound overhead signage announcing the upcoming ramp to Woodroffe Avenue North.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011.
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City of Ottawa This view looks westerly from the Maitland Road overpass.  The wide outer shoulders through the interchange give the illusion that the highway is already prepped for eight lanes.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Easterly view along Highway 417 from Maitland Road.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Westbound view at the exit to Maitland Avenue.

Photo taken: May 24th, 2010. 
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City of Ottawa Advanced signage for the westbound ramp to Maitland Avenue.  Several signs along the Queensway in Ottawa still use the old style of advanced arrow as has been used on this sign.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2011. 
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City of Ottawa Advanced signage for the Carling Avenue interchange.  Carling Avenue is the principal east-west arterial through western Ottawa.  It was once part of Highway 17B, and was the original routing of Highway 17 through Ottawa before the Ottawa Queensway (Highway 417) was constructed.
Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa Eastbound exit signage at the Carling Avenue interchange.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009. 
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City of Ottawa Eastbound advanced sign for Parkdale Ave.  The Ottawa Queensway has eight-through lanes from the Carling Avenue interchange through to Kent Street.  The remainder of the highway through Central Ottawa has only a six lane cross-section.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa  This view looks westerly from the Hammer Avenue pedestrian bridge towards the Island Park Drive interchange.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009. 

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City of Ottawa  Easterly view from the Hammer Avenue pedestrian bridge towards the Parkdale Avenue interchange.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009. 

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City of Ottawa Obviously these photos aren't of Highway 417.  These are photos of the Ottawa skyline looking east from Pont Champlain, taken from overtop of the Ottawa River.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009. 

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City of Ottawa Exit signage for Bronson Avenue.  Bronson Avenue was part of the now defunct Highway 31 that ran between Morrisburg and Ottawa.  Bronson Avenue is one of West-Central Ottawa's principal north-south roads and is marked as the route to Ottawa's Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.  Ottawa's Airport is poorly served by road transportation, Bronson Avenue is completely inadequate as the principal route between the Queensway and the Airport.
Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa Westbound overhead signage at the Bronson Avenue off-ramp.  Bronson Avenue was formerly part of Ontario's Highway 31.

Photo taken:  May 24th, 2010.
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City of Ottawa Guide signage at the Kent Street interchange.  Kent Street is the principal route from the Queensway into Downtown Ottawa, and to the Parliament Buildings.  Before downloading, Kent Street also carried the Highway 17B designation.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa Metcalfe Street exit.  Metcalfe Street is another Downtown Access, though it is more circuitous than Kent Street.

Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa Exit signage for Nicholas Street.  Nicholas Street was the first stage of an expressway that was to link Autoroute 5 in Quebec directly to the Ottawa Queensway.  This link was never completed, and now all traffic (including interprovincial trucks) must use route that jogs along local streets.
Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.
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City of Ottawa Two views looking westerly from the Lees Avenue overpass.  The upper photo shows the highway before a multi-million dollar widening project was commenced in order to add an additional lane per direction along Highway 417 through eastern Ottawa.  The lower photo shows the highway shortly after construction had been completed to widen the highway.  The new highway lanes have initially been striped as transit only lanes in order to facilitate construction of Ottawa's new LRT.  Once construction has been completed on Ottawa's LRT, the new lane will be converted to a general purpose lane.

Upper photo taken: September 13th, 2009.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa Looking easterly from Lees Avenue towards the Riverside Drive & Vanier Parkway interchange.  Note the signage directing traffic to the Stadium.  The Stadium formerly housed the Ottawa Linx -- the Triple-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos.  When the Expos moved from Montreal to Washington, the Linx moved from Ottawa to Scranton, PA.

Upper photo taken: September 13th, 2009.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa View looking westerly approaching the Nicholas Street interchange.

Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa Westbound advanced signage for the Nicolas Street interchange.

Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa Eastbound advanced signage for the Riverside Drive and Vanier Parkway interchange.  Because the new lanes on Highway 417 opened as transit lanes, the two right lanes of the freeway exit at several interchanges through eastern Ottawa.
Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa Signage at the eastbound off-ramp to Riverside Drive and Vanier Parkway.  Three through lanes continue through the interchange.

Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa Westerly view from the Vanier Parkway overpass towards the Hurdman Bridge.  The Hurdman Bridge is a local name for the Ottawa Queensway's crossing of the Rideau River.  The Hurdman Bridge was completely replaced during the recent (completed in 2015) construction project to widen the Ottawa Queensway (Highway 417) through eastern Ottawa.

Upper photo taken: September 13th, 2009.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa Easterly view from Vanier Parkway.  The Ottawa Linx Stadium can be seen directly to the left of the freeway.  With the departure of the Linx, Ottawa's baseball stadium now houses a new team in the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL).  A new pedestrian bridge was constructed in 2014 to provide a link between Ottawa's future LRT line and Ottawa's baseball stadium.
 
Upper photo taken: September 13th, 2009.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa Westbound signage at the off-ramp to Riverside Drive & Vanier Parkway.

Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa Westbound advanced signage for the off-ramp to Riverside Drive & Vanier Parkway.

Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa View from the Belfast Road overpass looking west towards the Vanier Parkway interchange.  Highway 417 through Ottawa is very dissimilar from most other provincial freeways in Ontario.  Most highways around large cities are quite suburban in nature, while Highway 417 bisects the heart of Downtown Ottawa.  The 417 bares much more a resemblance to Toronto's Gardiner Expressway than it does any other freeway in the GTA.  This photo was taken before the commencement of any construction activity related to the widening of Highway 417 through eastern Ottawa.

Photos taken: September 13th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa Easterly view from the Belfast Road overpass towards the St. Laurent Boulevard interchange.  The high-mast lighting that adorns this freeway is the oldest of its kind in Ontario.  If you look closely at the light standards you can see that early high-mast in Eastern Region was much more reminiscent of flood lamps angled towards the freeway than today's iteration of the lights are.  The Sir John A. Macdonald interchange in Kingston is lit in a similar fashion.  This lighting system was replaced during the 2015-completed widening of Highway 417 through eastern Ottawa.
Photo taken: September 12th, 2009.

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City of Ottawa The eastbound advanced signage is affixed to the Belfast Road overpass.  Note the decorative embellishments that have been incorporated in the recently (2014) constructed Belfast Road overpass.

Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa Exit signage for St Laurent Boulevard along Highway 417.  The pre-advanced signage for the Highway 17 (Ottawa Road 174) interchange was simplified in the more recent signage compared to the older signage.  As is typical in Ontario, there is nothing on the pre-advanced signage that indicates that the upcoming Highway 17 (Ottawa Road 174) exit departs from the left of the freeway.

Upper photo taken: October 22nd, 2004.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa A diagram sign has been used for the westbound pre-advanced signage to Vanier Parkway and Riverside Drive.  Given the rather routine nature of this interchange, a diagram sign seems inappropriate for this application.
Photo taken: August 13th, 2015.
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City of Ottawa

Diagram sign for the eastbound split of Highway 17 (Ottawa Road 174) / 417 split.  Ottawa Road 174 (former Highway 17) is a busy 4-lane freeway from Ottawa easterly into Orléans.

 

Upper photo taken: October 22nd, 2004.

 

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa  White signage situated within the central median of Highway 417 explaining that Ottawa Road 174 is formerly Highway 17.  This sign has since been removed.

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City of Ottawa

Eastbound Highway 417 sign approaching the Highway 17 (Ottawa Road 174) / 417 split in the eastern part of Ottawa.

 

Upper photo taken: October 22nd, 2004.

 

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa Two views looking westerly from the Cyrville Road overpass.  The upper photo is a night view taken prior to the commencement of the construction that saw the footprint of Highway 417 widened through eastern Ottawa.  The lower photo was taken from the same vantage point after construction to widen the highway had been completed.  Though construction had been completed when the lower photo was taken, Highway 417 will not be striped to its final traffic configuration until the completion of construction on the adjacent Ottawa LRT project in 2018.

Upper photo taken: December 7th, 2008.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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City of Ottawa Easterly view of the Highway 417/Ottawa Road 174 interchange taken both before and after the 2015 completed highway widening project.  It is interesting to note that in two of the three photos, considerably more traffic is utilizing Ottawa Road 174 east from this interchange than is utilizing Highway 417.

Upper photo taken: December 7th, 2008.

Lower photo taken: August 13th, 2015.

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Ottawa Road 174 is the former alignment of Highway 17 between Ottawa and Hawksbury.  Click here for Highway 17 images.
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