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

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Elginfield to Stratford Images available here
West of Stratford, Highway 8 continues bound for Mitchell and eventually Goderich.  Click here for Highway 8-West Images.
City of Stratford View looking westerly along Highway 7/8 through Downtown Stratford.

Photo taken: June 8th, 2010.

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Waterloo Street in Stratford carried the Highway 19 designation until 1998.  Click here for Highway 19-North Images.
City of Stratford  View looking westerly along Highway 7/8 approaching Downtown Stratford.  Before Highway 19 was transferred to local municipalities, Highway 19 continued north from this traffic light towards Tralee.

Photo taken: June 8th, 2010. 

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
View looking westerly into Stratford from the eastern city limits.

Photo taken: June 8th, 2010.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
Looking east from the east limits of Stratford.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
Highway 7/8 curves around a small lake to create this very pleasant scene.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
View looking west from Highway 59 in Shakespear.

Photo taken: August 1st, 2004

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
Easterly view from Highway 59 along Highway 7/8.

Photo taken: August 1st, 2004.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
The drive from New Hamburg to Stratford is very pleasant, despite the long lines of traffic that drivers inevitably encounter.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
View of the New Hamburg CPR overhead -- looking east.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
Westerly view along Highway 7/8 from the New Hamburg Overhead.

Photo taken: September 17th, 2009.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
View looking easterly from the New Hamburg Overhead.  Highway 7/8 widens to a four-lane cross section just beyond the pictured curve.

Photo taken: September 17th, 2009.

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Township of Perth East

County of Perth
This view looks easterly towards the New Hamburg Overhead from just east of the Wilmot-Easthope Road.

Photo taken: September 17th, 2009.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Easterly view at the western start of the New Hamburg By-pass.  Traffic signals were added to this intersection in 2007.

Upper photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: September 17th, 2009.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
View looking westerly towards the Wilmot-Easthope Road intersection.  The Wilmot-Easthope Road is a popular short-cut route for traffic bound to Highway 7 West of Stratford.

Photo taken: June 8th, 2010.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
View looking easterly approaching the Peel Street intersection.  The New Hamburg By-pass was reconstructed during 2006 and 2007 to improve the pavement condition along the road as well as intersection geometry at several intersections.

Upper photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: October 15th, 2010.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
View looking west towards Peel Street.  The right turn channel from Highway 7/8 to Peel Street was removed during the 2006/07 reconstruction.  There are several residential driveways immediately north of Highway 7/8 along Peel Street that conflicted with the ramp.

Upper photo taken: August 1st, 2004.

Lower photo taken: September 17th, 2009.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Temporarily mounted traffic signals at the Bleams Road interchange.  Unlike neighbouring Michigan, traffic signals are very seldom mounted on overhead wires.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
View looking westerly from Waterloo Road 5.  The New Hamburg By-pass was completed in 1957 to avoid a very awkward routing through the town.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
View looking easterly at the west end of the divided highway at the eastern end of the New Hamburg By-pass.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Eastbound advanced signage for the ramp to Waterloo Road 51.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Easterly view at the off-ramp to Waterloo Road 51 east of New Hamburg.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 7/8 meets Waterloo Road 51 at a partial cloverleaf interchange with all ramps on the western side of Waterloo Road 51.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

This view looks westerly at the Waterloo Road 51 interchange.  Waterloo Road 15 passes beneath Highway 7/8 under the pictured structure.

Photo taken: September 25th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Westbound advanced signage for the off-ramp to Waterloo Road 51.

Photo taken: September 25th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
View looking westerly from Sandhills Road towards New Hamburg and Waterloo Road 51.  Click here for this same view taken in June, 2005.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly from Sandhills Road.  Despite the high design standard, Highway 7/8 is only posted at 90km/h.  Click here for this same view taken in June, 2005.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.


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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Eastbound advanced signage for the Waterloo Road 12 interchange.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly approaching the Waterloo Road 12 interchange.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

This picture is looking west off of the Waterloo Road 12 overpass west of the city of Kitchener.  Click here for this same view taken in June, 2005.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly from the Waterloo Road 12 interchange.  Click here for this same view taken in June, 2005.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.

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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking westerly at the off-ramp to Waterloo Road 12.

Photo taken: September 25th, 2014.
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Township of Wilmot

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Westbound advanced signage for the off-ramp to Waterloo Road 12.

Photo taken: September 25th, 2014.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

This view looks west towards the Trussler Road interchange along Highway 7/8.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Easterly view of Highway 7/8 towards the Fischer Hallman Road interchange.

Photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

These photos show Highway 7/8 looking west from the Fisher-Hallman Road overpass in Kitchener.  The highway's median widens considerably for a short distance west of the Fischer-Hallman Road interchange.  It would seem that highway designers envisioned a considerably wider rural cross-section when the initial portion of the highway was opened in the 1970s than what was actually built later in the 1990s.

Upper photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

Lower photos taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Easterly view of the Conestoga Parkway from Fischer Hallman Road.  The MTO is in preliminary design to widen the Parkway from Fischer Hallman Road easterly to Courtland Road.

Upper photo taken: June 10th, 2005.

Lower photos taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking westerly at the off-ramp to Fischer-Hallman Road.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Westbound signage in advance of the Fischer-Hallman Road interchange.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Eastbound advanced signage for the Homer Watson Boulevard interchange.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly at the off-ramp to Homer Watson Boulevard interchange.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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A multi-year construction project to widen Highway 7/8 to six lanes between Fischer Hallman Road and Courtland Avenue was completed in 2016.  For photos of this construction project, click here.

City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking westerly at the off-ramp to Homer Watson Boulevard.  This off-ramp was widened from one to two lanes during a construction project that was completed in 2016.
Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Westbound advanced signage for the Homer Watson Boulevard interchange.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Eastbound advanced signage for the Courtland Avenue interchange.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly at the off-ramp to Courland Avenue.  The fourth lane that joined the highway at the Homer Watson Boulevard interchange exits at Courtland Avenue.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking westerly at the off-ramp to Courland Avenue.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 7/8 looking west towards the Courtland Avenue. interchange from the pedestrian overpass just east of Courtland Avenue.  Before, 2016, Highway 7/8 had a four lane cross-section from Courtland Avenue westerly to New Hamburg.


Upper photo taken: September 18th, 2005.

Lower photos taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 7/8 looking east from the same pedestrian overpass as the previous picture.  The Highway 7/8 interchange is located about 500m east of this overpass.


Upper photo taken: September 18th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Westbound advanced signage for the Courtland Avenue interchange.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

The advanced signage for the Highway 8 split from the eastbound lanes of the Conestoga Parkway.  Traffic bound towards Highway 401 is directed to follow Highway 8.  Click here for an alternate photo of this signage taken in August, 2004.
Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Three lanes continue easterly along Highway 7, while the right lane departs for Highway 8.  Click here for an alternate photo of this signage taken in August, 2004.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.

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Highway 8 heads east from Kitchener to Highway 401, Cambridge and finally Hamilton.  Click here for Highway 8 images.
City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Overhead signage denoting the split for Highway 8 eastbound, from Westbound Highway 7.  This interchange was recently reconstructed, with a new flyover replacing the former loop-ramp for this movement.

Picture taken: September 24th, 2005.  Size: 50kb.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Advanced signage for the upcoming Highway 8 split from Westbound Highway 7.

Picture taken: September 24th, 2005.  Size: 45kb.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Eastbound advanced signage for the off-ramp to Ottawa Street.  The fifth eastbound lane that joins Highway 7 from the Highway 8 on-ramp quickly departs the freeway at Ottawa Street.
Photo taken: October 9th, 2014.
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Overhead signage at the eastbound off-ramp to Ottawa Street.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2014. 
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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Looking west along Highway 7 from the Ottawa Street overpass in Kitchener.  Ottawa Street is the only interchange along Highway 7 between Highways 8 and 85.  Click here for this same view taken in September, 2005.

Picture taken: October 9th, 2014.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 7 looking north from the Ottawa Street overpass.  Highway 7 has an eight-lane cross-section between Highways 8 and 85.  This portion of the Conestoga Expressway was widened from four- to eight-lanes in 2000.  Click here for this same view taken in September, 2005.

Picture taken: October 9th, 2014.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Advanced signage for the Highway 7/85 split north of Ottawa Street.  Click here for an alternate photo of this signage taken in April, 2009.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

The right two lanes split from the mainline ahead to form a short core-collector setup.  Traffic continuing east along Highway 7 must use the collector lanes.  Click here for an alternate photo of this signage taken in April, 2009.
Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Signage at the development of the core-collector lanes.  Click here for an alternate photo of this signage taken in April, 2009.

Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking westerly towards the collapse of the complex freeway west of Frederick Street.  Click here for an alternate photo from this vantage point, taken in August, 2007.

Photo taken: October 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Easterly view towards Fredrick Street at dusk.  Click here for an alternate photo from this vantage point, taken in August, 2007.

Photo taken: October 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 7 looking easterly from the Frederick Street overpass.  Click here for an alternate photo from this vantage point, taken in August, 2007.

Photo taken: October 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

This picture is looking west from Fredrick Street down upon Highway 7.  Highway 7 exits the freeway at the interchange pictured in these photos.  Click here for an alternate photo from this vantage point, taken in August, 2007.

Photos taken: October 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 7 exits from the Conestoga Expressway at this interchange.  At the end of this ramp, to stay on Highway 7, turn left on Bruce Street, and then right on Victoria Street.  Highway 7 heads east out of Kitchener on Victoria Street, which is a busy conventional city street through eastern Kitchener.
Photo taken: August 11th, 2016.

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City of Kitchener

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

An interesting view of the ramps connecting Highway 7 (Victoria Street) to the Parkway.  The ramps before the freeway carry Stratford-bound traffic onto the freeway, while the ramps on the other side of the freeway carry traffic bound for Guelph towards Victoria Street.
Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Highway 85 continues northerly along the Parkway from Highway 7 to the north end of Waterloo.  Click here for Highway 85 images.
Guelph to Thornhill Images available here

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