King's Highway 420 - Images

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

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Highway 420 derives its designation from Highway 20, located a short distance to the south via Montrose Road.  Click here for Highway 20 images.
City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Easterly view along Highway 420 approaching the QEW interchange.  This was an early installation of a partial overhead gantry.

Photo taken: October 30th, 2007.
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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Easterly view along Highway 420 towards the QEW interchange.  The high speed flyover ramp that links Highway 420 West to the Fort Erie bound QEW dominates this photo.

Photo taken: October 30th, 2007.

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The QEW runs between Fort Erie and and Toronto along the short of Lake Ontario.  Click here for Queen Elizabeth Way images.
City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Looking west from the Dorchester Road overpass towards the QEW interchange.  The QEW interchange was completed in 1972, and is the largest and only four level, interchange in Ontario outside of the Greater Toronto Area.

Photos taken: July 30th, 2011.

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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Looking east towards the Rainbow Bridge from the Dorchester Road overpass.  Highway 420 is quite an impressive highway in the vicinity of the QEW.  The inside (core) lanes pictured here are the mainline ramps to and from the QEW, while the outer lanes connect to the Dorchester Road interchange, Montrose Road, and also provide access to and from the QEW.
Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.

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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Westbound overhead lane assignment signage affixed to the Dorchester Road overpass.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.
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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Overhead signage outlining the lane assignments for both the Queen Elizabeth Way interchange and the Dorchester Road interchange.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.
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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

The ramp to the QEW departs from the left side of Highway 420 between the Dorchester Road and Drummond Street underpasses.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.
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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara Falls

Looking west from the Drummond Road overpass towards the QEW interchange.  Drummond Street meets Highway 420 with a tight pair of "J"-ramps that are  reminiscent of a RIRO interchange.

Photos taken: July 30th, 2011.


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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Looking east from the Drummond Road overpass.  Highway 420 was extensively reconstructed in 2003 and 2004 and now contains several decorative elements, such as embossed concrete median, and ER light standards.  Before 1972, highway 420 was a leg of the Queen Elizabeth Way.

Photos taken: July 30th, 2011

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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

The westbound advanced signage for the ramp to Dorchester Road and Lundy's Lane is affixed to the Drummond Street overpass.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.
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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Looking west towards from the Portage Street overpass.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2011


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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Driving eastbound on Highway 420 at the Portage Street overpass.  The MTO's jurisdiction over the highway ends at Stanley Avenue, however there is a connecting link agreement in effect for Highway 420 between Stanley Avenue and the Rainbow Bridge.
Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.
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City of Niagara Falls

Regional Municipality of Niagara

Looking east from the Portage Road overpass towards the signalized intersection with Stanley Avenue.  Highway 420 meets both Stanley Avenue and MacDonald Avenue at signalized at-grade intersections.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2011.


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Highway 420 was extensively reconstructed during 2003 and 2004.  Click here for construction images..


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