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Click here for Highway 69 Images between Highway 559 and Highway 522.
Highway 522 leads motorists east of Highway 69 for Loring and eventually Highway 11 at Trout Creek.  Click here for Highway 522 images.
District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat)
View looking southerly approaching the Highway 522 intersection at Cranberry.

Photo taken: June 13th, 2015.

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District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat) 
This view looks southerly along Highway 69 about 3km north of Highway 522.

Photo taken: August 5th, 2006.

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District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat)
View looking northerly across the Pickerel River bridge along Highway 69.

Photo taken: July 10th, 2012.

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District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat)
Side view of the Pickerel River bridge.  The current Pickerel River bridge was opened to traffic early in the 2000s, reportedly replacing a steel truss bridge that was similar to the French River bridge that is situated a few kilometres to the north (and pictured below).
Photo taken: July 10th, 2012.

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District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat)
View looking northerly approaching the French River bridge, from just south of the French River Visitors Centre.

Photo taken: September 10th, 2012.

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District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat)
View looking south from the French River bridge towards the French River picnic area.  During the summer of 2006 the old picnic site was closed (the entrance of which is visible in the foreground of this photo), and was replaced by the new, much larger facility located just to the south of the existing picnic area.
Photo taken: May 29th, 2004.

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District of Parry Sound
(Geographical Township of Mowat)
Highway 69 looking south through the French River steel-through-truss bridge.  The French River bridge is located only a short distance south of Highway 607.

Upper photo taken: May 29th, 2004.

Lower photo taken: June 13th, 2015.


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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Side views of the French River Bridge.   In my humble opinion, the French River Bridge along Highway 69 is far and away Ontario's most photogenic highway bridge.  For an additional view, taken August, 2006, click here.

Photos taken: June 13th, 2015.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
View looking westerly towards the French River Bridge.  Starting in 2016, construction will commence on two new twin bridges that will carry a new four lane highway overtop of the French River immediately to the east of the existing bridge.  The current truss bridge will be retained as a service road.  For more information about future realignments of Highway 69, check the website Highway69.ca
Photo taken June 13th, 2015.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Two views looking southerly across the French River Bridge.  In the summer of 2015, the MTO commenced a multi-year rehabilitation project to replace the concrete deck of the French River Bridge.  Because the replacement of the bridge deck requires the bridge to be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic flow, motorists should anticipate long delays at this bridge, particularly during peak periods in the summer.

Photos taken: September 20th, 2015.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury 
Southbound approach to the French River steel truss bridge.  An additional view of the French River Bridge, taken July, 2010 can be found here.

Photo taken: June 13th, 2015.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury 
This view looks southerly along Highway 69 from the Highway 607 junction.

Photo taken: May 29th, 2004. 

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Signage assembly for the Highway 69/607 junction.  Highway 607 leads northeast from Highway 69 and serves as a shortcut route to Highway 64.

Photo taken: May 29th, 2004.

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Highway 64 starts at Highway 69, leading Easterly to Noelville, Sturgeon Falls, and finally Highway 11 at Marten River.  Click here for Highway 607 images.
Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

Highway 69 looking north from Highway 607.  The pictured section of Highway 69 was reconstructed early in the 2000s, and was the first portion of Highway 69 north of Parry Sound to be completed with extra-wide shoulders and outer rumble strips.  Later, in the mid-2000s the gravel shoulders on all the remaining stretches of Highway 69 were paved, with rumble strips added also.

Photo taken: May 29th, 2004.


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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
View looking northerly at what will be the start of the divided highway when the four-lane highway opens to traffic later in 2016.

Photo taken: June 17th, 2016.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Southerly view from north of the Highway 607 intersection.  The alignment of the new four lane Highway 69 will be considerably straightened through the pictured valley once completed.

Photo taken: August 29th, 2012.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Northerly view from the previous vantage point. The bedrock has been stripped of all topsoil and vegetation in advance of blasting to four lane Highway 69 between Alban and Burwash.  Work began to twin the highway in the summer of 2012 and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2016.
Photo taken: August 29th, 2012.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Between Highways 607 and 64, two concurrent passing lanes give Highway 69 the appearance of having a four-lane cross-section.  This was taken before construction had commenced to four lane the highway through this area.
Photo taken: July 10th, 2012.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
View looking northerly from the previous vantage point.  Shortly after this photo was taken, the pictured passing lanes were closed to traffic as part of the project to four-lane highway 69 between Alban and Estaire.

Photo taken: July 10th, 2012.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Southerly view along Highway 69 from about 3km south of the Highway 64 interchange.

Upper photo taken: June 13th, 2015.

Lower photos taken: June 17th, 2016.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Northerly view along Highway 69 from about 3km south of the Highway 64 interchange.

Upper photo taken: June 13th, 2015.

Lower photo taken: June 17th, 2016.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
Northbound advanced signage for the Highway 64 interchange from the Highway 69 freeway.

Photo taken: September 30th, 2016.
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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

This photo showcases a Highway 64/69 junction assembly as seen from northbound Highway 69.  Highway 64 leads motorists to Verner and Sturgeon Falls, heading through the scenic, rural French River Valley.

 

Photo #1 taken: May 29th, 2004.

 

Photo #2 taken: June 10th, 2014.

 

Photo #3 taken: June 13th, 2015.

 

Photo #4 taken: September 30th, 2016.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury
View looking south from the Highway 64 intersection along Highway 69.

Photo #1 taken: May 29th, 2004.

Photos #2 and #3 taken: June 13th, 2015.

Photos #4 and #5 taken: June 17th, 2016.


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Highway 64 starts at Highway 69, leading Easterly to Noelville, Sturgeon Falls, and finally Highway 11 at Marten River.  Click here for Highway 64 images.
Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

View looking north from the Highway 64 junction.

Photo # 1 taken: May 29th, 2004.

Photo # 2 taken: June 13th, 2015.

Photos #3 and #4 taken: June 17th, 2016.


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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

Southerly view approaching the Highway 64 intersection.

Upper photo taken: July 30th, 2010.

Lower photos taken: June 13th, 2015.
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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

Southbound signage welcoming motorists into the municipality of French River.

Photo taken: June 17th, 2016.
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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

Two views looking southerly from just south of the current (as of 2015) end of the divided highway south from Sudbury.

Upper photo taken: June 10th, 2014.

Lower photo taken: June 13th, 2015.

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Municipality of French River

District of Sudbury

Two views at the current (as of 2015) start of the divided highway south of Sudbury.  The next extension of the divided highway southerly to south of Highway 64 will open in 2016.

Upper photo taken: June 13th, 2015.

Lower photo taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
This series of views looks southerly approaching the the Crooked Lake Road intersection.  Photo #1 was taken several years before construction had started to widen Highway 69 through the Crooked Lake Road interchange.  Photo #2 was taken during an early phase of the construction that saw Highway 69 widened to four lanes through this area.  As is evident in Photo #2, the highway alignment was considerably straightened through the interchange.  Photo #3 shows a perspective of the new four-lane highway from the former alignment of Highway 69, now Crooked Lake Road.  Photo #4 shows the completed four lane highway at left with Crooked Lake Road to the right.  The alignment of Highway 69 was considerably straightened south of Crooked Lake Road -- click here for a photo of the former meandering alignment taken in July, 2010.


Photo #1 taken: July 30th, 2010.

Photo #2 taken: June 10th, 2014.

Photo #3 taken: September 25th, 2015.

Photo #4 taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
Northbound advanced signage in advance of the Crooked Lake interchange.

Photo taken: September 20th, 2015.
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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
Northbound advanced signage at the off-ramp to Crooked Lake Road.

Photo taken: September 20th, 2015.
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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
View looking southerly from the Crooked Lake Road overpass.

Photo taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
Northerly view from the Crooked Lake Road overpass along Highway 69.

Photo taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
View looking easterly towards the Crooked Lake Road overpass before it had been completed and opened to traffic.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2014.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
A series of three views looking southerly towards the new Crooked Lake Road interchange.  Before being widened to four lanes Highway 69 veered to the west following a different alignment than the now current four lane highway.  A small portion of the old alignment of Highway 69 has been incorporated into the new Crooked Lake Road alignment to the west of the interchange.

Photo #1 taken: June 10th, 2014.

Photo #2 taken: June 13th, 2015.

Photo #3 taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
A series of three views from just north of the Crooked Lake interchange.  In the upper photo, construction had just commenced to grade a new set of southbound lanes adjacent to the pre-existing lanes.  When looking at the upper photo, the geometric deficiencies of the pre-existing alignment of Highway 69 become very apparent.  In the middle photo, bidirectional traffic has been moved to the future northbound lanes in order to construct the future northbound lanes.  The lower photo shows the completed highway configuration.

Photo #1 taken: June 10th, 2014.

Photo #2 taken: June 13th, 2015.

Photo #3 taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
Southbound signage at the off-ramp to Crooked Lake Road.

Photo taken: September 25th, 2015.
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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Cox)
Southbound advanced signage for the off-ramp to Crooked Lake Road.

Photo taken: September 25th, 2015.
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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
A view of the former alignment overtop of the Murdock River, taken in July, 2010 can be seen here.  Before the high-level bridges that carry the current four lane alignment overtop of the Murdock River were constructed, Highway 69 crossed the Murdock River via a causeway with a small culvert.  Click here for a view looking northerly on the former alignment of Highway 69 at the Murdock River.

Photo #1 taken: June 10th, 2014.

Photo #2 taken: June 13th, 2015.

Photo #3 taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
A series of two views at the newly opened twin Murdock River bridges along Highway 69.

Photos taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
View looking southerly along the former alignment of Highway 69 over the Murdock River.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2014.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
View of the barrel arch culver that carried the former alignment of Highway 69 over the Murdock River.  This small narrow culvert is quite the contrast from the twin high-level bridges that the modern four-lane highway uses to cross the Murdock River.
Photo taken: June 10th, 2014.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Two views of the twin Murdock River Bridges both under constructed and completed.

Upper photo taken: June 10th, 2014.

Lower photo taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
View looking southerly from the end of the "S" curve diversion.  From the fall of 2012, until late in the summer of 2015, Highway 69 was a two lane highway (one lane each direction), from this point southerly for approximately 100km to Nobel.  In 2015, the four lane highway was extended southerly for approximately 9km until south of the Crooked Lake Road interchange.

Upper photo taken: August 29th, 2012.

Lower photo taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Two views looking northerly towards the southern end of the divided highway south of the Highway 637 interchange.  For much of the summer of 2012, two way traffic utilized the future northbound carriageway of the Highway 69 freeway.  In the final weeks of August, 2012, construction on the four lane highway was completed and traffic was moved into its final four-lane configuration.  This section of Highway 69 was opened in 2010 by-passing the rather notorious 'S' Curve.  Prior to July 28, 2010, Highway 69 followed an alignment that snaked between the Murdock River and Lovering Lake.  This twisting alignment had claimed the lives of several motorists over the years and was the most notoriously dangerous section of Highway 69 before it was by-passed.

Photo #1 taken: July 10th, 2012.

Photo #2 taken: August 29th, 2012.

Photo #3 taken: September 20th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Four views that look southerly along the 2010 opened Highway 69 diversion, as the new highway passes overtop of a huge blast-rock fill embankment.  With the completion of the 'S' curve diversion in 2012, and the completion of the four-lane Nobel By-pass in 2010, the most dangerous and most congested sections of Highway 69 between Parry Sound and Sudbury will have been reconstructed as a freeway.  The pavement on the former alignment of Highway 69 has been obliterated in the 2012 photo, but was still intact and open to traffic in the 2010 photos.

Photos #1 and #2 taken: July 30th, 2010.

Photo #3 taken: August 29th, 2012.

Photo #4 taken: September 25th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
This view looks southerly from the former alignment of Highway 69.  More photos of Highway 69's former alignment's will be added to the website in future updates.  I included this photo to try and show the magnitude of the rock fill that was placed in order to bypass the former 'S' curve where Highway 69 twisted between the Murdock River and Lovering Lake.
Photo taken: July 30th, 2010.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Northerly view from just north of the pre-2015 end of the divided highway.  The lower photo shows the completed highway configuration.

Upper photo taken: August 29th, 2012.

Lower photo taken: September 25th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Two southbound views approaching the southern end of widening contract # 2009-5131.  Where the new highway wasn't built on an enormous fill, it was build through an enormous rock cut.

Photo #1 taken: July 30th, 2010.

Photo #2 taken: August 29th, 2012.

Photo #3 taken: September 25th, 2015.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Three views looking northerly as Highway 69 passes overtop of both the Lovering Lake Road, and Lovering Lake itself.  Note the two enormous piles of crushed rock that are visible in the future northbound lanes in the upper photos.  Likely, all of this rock will be reused on future construction projects to twin Highway 69.  Engineers spend considerable time and effort to balance cut and fill quantities during new highway construction.  Without balancing cut and fill quantities, construction costs grow exponentially since fill would either need to be imported to site by truck, or exported off site by truck at considerable expense to the taxpayer.

Upper photos taken: July 30th, 2010.

Lower photos taken: August 29th, 2012.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
A series of three views looking southerly from just south of the Highway 637 interchange.  The former alignment of Highway 69 snaking around Kakakiwaganda Lake (the Murdock River) can be seen on the right hand side of all of the photos.

Photo #1 taken: April 3rd. 2012.

Photo #2 taken: July 10th, 2012.

Photo #3 taken: August 29th, 2012.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Three views looking northerly approaching the Highway 637 interchange.  The upper photo was taken just prior to the start of the 2012 construction season.  It shows grading and structural work complete for the new interchange.  In spring 2012, Highway 69 still veered off the new four lane alignment at the northern end of the "S" curve diversion.  The old alignment of Highway 69 has been renamed Burwash Farm Road.  While it has since been truncated at the four lane highway, the Burwash Farm Road alignment formerly rejoined the divided highway just south of the truck inspection stations at Estaire.  The middle photo was taken during the middle of the 2012 construction season when two way traffic had been diverted onto the future northbound lanes of the Highway 69 freeway.  The lower photo was taken once construction had been completed.

Photo #1 taken: April 3rd. 2012.

Photo #2 taken: July 10th, 2012.

Photo #3 taken: August 29th, 2012.

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District of Sudbury
(Geographical Township of Servos)
Series of views looking southerly from Highway 637.  The upper photo shows the pre-construction alignment of Highway 69 looking south from the Highway 637 interchange towards the infamous 'S' curve.  Prior to a 2010 realignment that was a precursor to the completion of a new four lane highway Highway 69 navigated a narrow spit of lane between Lovering Lake and the Murdoch River south of Highway 637.  This section of Highway 69 was notoriously dangerous as there were several serious accidents caused by drivers failing to negotiate the reverse curve.  Photo #2 was taken during the spring of 2012.  When this photo was taken, virtually all of the grading work for the Highway 637 interchange had been completed and Highway 69 traffic was occupying the future southbound lanes of the freeway.  Photo #3 shows the highway during the middle of the 2012 construction season.  The northbound carriageway had been completed and was now carrying two way traffic in order for crews to complete the future southbound lanes.  Photo #4 shows the final configuration of the Highway 637 interchange.  Click here to continue northerly along Highway 69.

Photo #1 taken: July 2nd, 2004.

Photo #2 taken: April 3rd. 2012.

Photo #3 taken: July 10th, 2012.

Photo #4 taken: August 29th, 2012.

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Highway 637 leads westerly from Highway 69 to the small village of Killarney.  Click here for Highway 637 images.
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