King's Highway 61 - Images


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

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Site visitors can continue southerly towards Duluth via Minnesota Route 61.  Click here for Route 61 images
District of Thunder Bay Northerly view along Highway 61 from the US customs facility.  There are no settlements along Highway 61 between the US Border and Thunder Bay.

Photo taken: August 30th, 2006.

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District of Thunder Bay Southerly view along Highway 61 approaching the US customs facility.

Photo taken: August 30th, 2006.

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District of Thunder Bay This view looks southerly some 20km north of the US border.  While Highway 61 is an important highway, it is not particularly busy.

Photo taken: August 30th, 2006.

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District of Thunder Bay The treed hills of Northwestern Ontario dwarf Highway 61.  This photo is taken some 25km north of the US border.

Photo taken: August 30th, 2006.

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District of Thunder Bay Northerly view some 25 km north of the US border.  Considering the light traffic volumes, Highway 61 is very well constructed, with numerous passing lanes.

Photo taken: August 30th, 2006.

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Municipality of Oliver & Paipoonge

District of Thunder Bay

View looking south along Highway 61 from the Highway 130 junction.  South of Highway 130, Highway 61 begins to pass through more rugged terrain as the valley the highway follows begins to narrow considerably.

Picture taken: August 30th, 2006.  Size: 40kb.
Municipality of Oliver & Paipoonge

District of Thunder Bay

Green signage along Highway 61 denoting the intersection for northbound vehicles.  Click here for Highway 130 images (Coming Soon!).

Picture size: 45kb.

Municipality of Oliver & Paipoonge

District of Thunder Bay

View looking north towards the Highway 130 intersection.

Picture taken: August 30th, 2006.  Size: 45kb

Municipality of Oliver & Paipoonge

District of Thunder Bay

Looking north along Highway 61 from the Highway 130 intersection.  Just north of Highway 130, Highway 61 curves easterly and runs parallel to Highway 11/17 for a short distance before once again turning north and heading for Thunder Bay.
Picture taken: August 30th, 2006.  Size: 40kb.
City of Thunder Bay View looking north along the Thunder Bay expressway towards the Arthur Street intersection.  Notice the left turn lane for Arthur Street is separated from the mainline lanes with a singing median.  This is the most recent example of signing median being constructed on a provincial highway.  It was added at this intersection in the early 1990s.
Picture taken: August 30th, 2006.  Size: 45kb.

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City of Thunder Bay View looking south along Highway 61 from the Highway 11/17 intersection.  The northern most 4km of Highway 61 feature 4-through lanes, matching the standard design of the Thunder Bay Expressway.  South of Neebing Avenue, Highway 61 narrows to a 2-lane undivided configuration.
Picture taken: August 30th, 2006.  Size: 40kb.

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City of Thunder Bay Newly erected (August 17th, 2007) formerly signage along the Thunder Bay Expressway just north of Arthur Street.  Highway 61 was extended north of Arthur Street to the Harbour Expressway on August 17th, 2007 when Highway 11/17 was rerouted onto the newly constructed Shabaqua Expressway.
Picture courtesy: Greg Fox.  Taken: August 17th, 2007.  Size: 50kb.
City of Thunder Bay First advanced sigh for the Harbour Expressway and Highway 11/17 junction along Highway 61.  Highway 61 ends at this junction, however there is no ends assembly present.

Picture courtesy: Greg Fox.  Taken: August 17th, 2007.  Size: 60kb.

City of Thunder Bay Signage denoting the Highway 11/17 junction at the Harbour Expressway.  Notice the lack of cardinal directions on this signage.

Picture courtesy: Greg Fox.  Taken: August 17th, 2007.  Size: 55kb.


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