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  The King's Highways of Ontario - History of Ontario Highway 401
Extensions to Highway 401 eventually resulted in the completion of a new four-lane highway from the Oshawa area easterly to the Quebec Boundary, and from Toronto south-westerly to Windsor.
The final section of Highway 401 was completed between Gananoque and Brockville in 1968, completing an 818 km controlled-access freeway across the southern half of Ontario.
The highway was officially rededicated as the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway in 1965, to commemorate two of Canada's Fathers of Confederation, Sir John A. MacDonald and Sir George Etienne Cartier.
www.thekingshighway.ca /Highway401.htm   (1138 words)

  Highway Photos - Ontario King's Highway 401
Hwy 401 is often described as "Ontario's Main Street", as it is one of the province's economic backbones.
This section of Highway 401 shown here is proposed to be widened to six lanes in the coming years.
The lanes at left are in the centre of the highway and are the express lanes.
www.geocities.com /mjlarochelle/highways/photos/KH401.html   (494 words)

 Highway 401 - the Story.html
Interestingly enough, there was strong pressure on the government to toll the partially built Highway 401 in the mid-1950s, as the driving public became frustrated with what was seen as the snail-like pace of construction.
Highway 401 was also conceived as a completely controlled-access highway on a separate alignment from start to finish, bypassing all the cities and towns along its length.
Highway 401 construction was delayed in part, because of material and manpower shortages after World War II and onset of the Korean war in 1949.
www.roadscholar.on.ca /lateststory.html   (4953 words)

 Ontario Provincial Highways: Highway 401 History
By 1967, the new configuration of Hwy 401 was complete from Hwy 400 on the west to Yonge St on the east.
The shields, in the shape and general design of the King's Highway shields, were white-on-blue (instead of the normal fl-on-white) with the large letters "M-C" in the main part of the shield and the word "Freeway" in much smaller type at the bottom, where the province's name usually resides.
In the era of highway downloading that is the late 1990s, the entire length of Hwy 401 has been retained in the provincial highway system, although many of the parallel routes, the old Hwy 2 in particular, have been lost to the cuts.
members.aol.com /hwys/OntHwys/OntHwys401Hist.html   (2289 words)

 400-series highways (Ontario) at AllExperts
For example, part of Highway 427 was the original routing of Highway 27 between the QEW and Highway 401 prior to being upgraded to a freeway, while 427 is a bypass of 27 north of 401.
Highway 401 is spoken as "Four-O-One" and Highway 427 is spoken as "Four-Twenty-Seven".
Highway 404 is the second north-south freeway in York Region and connects the northeastern suburbs and into Toronto as the Don Valley Parkway.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/400-series_highways_(ontario).htm   (4734 words)

 King's Highway 401 - www.OntHighways.com
Highway 401 is without a doubt the most important highway in Ontario, and is arguably the most important highway in Canada, and certainly the busiest.
Highway 401 was primarily built to bypass the once great Ontario Highway 2, which had previously been carrying through traffic through the heart of Southern Ontario's largest communities.
Highway 401 within Toronto, in the area surrounding the 400 is North America's busiest highway.
www.onthighways.com /highway_401.htm   (772 words)

Nonetheless, I never had to ask "are we there yet" in my younger years, because I was fascinated with Highway 401 on trips to Kingston, and Highways 400 and 11 on trips to Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands.
During the same year, the Historical Highways Society of Ontario (HHSO) was formed by some fellow Ontario roadgeeks, to preserve the history of what was once a large King's Highway network in the Province of Ontario.
Highway historian and HHSO co-president Cameron Bevers discusses the development of the King's Highways throughout the past 85 years, including the building of the QEW and Highway 401, the different route number shields used over the years, and the mass highway downloading of the late 1990s.
www.geocities.com /mjlarochelle/highways.html   (636 words)

 Highway 400 webcams a listing of all Highway 400 webcams from Barrie to Highway 401
Highway 400 webcams from Barrie to Highway 401
To assist in your drive to or from Toronto to our fair region we are pleased to present a listing of all Highway 400 webcams from Barrie to Highway 401 complete on one page.
Let's face it, by the time that accident, roadwork or weather is reported on the radio its generally old news.
simcoemuskoka.com /traffic   (242 words)

 Canada Roadtrips - Ontario Highway 401
401 and MacDonald-Cartier Freeway shields on Ontario Hwy.
Ontario Highway 16, Ontario Highway 416 and errorneous United States 37 shield (should be New York State Route 37 instead) on Ontario Highway 401 eastbound.
Ontario Highway 401 shield on Ontario Highway 401 westbound in Brockville.
www.gribblenation.net /canpics/personal/401   (560 words)

 Niagara Falls Hotels
Highway 401 east to Highway 403 east, to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).
Highway 20 to the southwest to Highway 401 west.
Highway 417 (southwest) to Highway 16 to the south.
www.niagarafallshotels.com /maps.php   (556 words)

 Government of Ontario, Canada - News
"Highway 401 is one of the busiest highways in the world and serves as a vital route for commuters, industry and tourists," Sterling said.
Initiated in 1998, the Highway 401 program is planned to continue to 2010, when some 20 new lane kilometres will have been added to relieve bottlenecks through Toronto.
The estimated $401 million construction program for Highway 401 is planned to continue to 2010, when 20 new lane kilometres will have been added to relieve bottlenecks through Toronto.
ogov.newswire.ca /ontario/GPOE/2002/08/06/c0057.html?lmatch=&lang=_e.html   (817 words)

 The Weather Network - Highway Forecast - Ontario, HWY 401
The Weather Network - Highway Forecast - Ontario, HWY 401
The short-term forecasts below are for cities or towns located along the specified highway.
Click on a city or town to see its current conditions as well as long-term forecast.
www.theweathernetwork.com /features/hwyfx/pages/RDON0401.htm   (76 words)

 NCRoads.com: U.S. 401
In the mid-1960s, 401 was widened for a few miles west of Fayetteville and south of Raleigh.
In 1967 or '68, 401 was re-routed around the west and north of Fayetteville, replacing N.C. (59 still exists south of Fayetteville; also, this is a different 59 from the one 401 replaced north of Raleigh.) In the early 1970s, 401 was widened north of Fayetteville.
Northeast of downtown 401 was co-signed with U.S. When the bottom half of the Raleigh Beltline was finished in the mid-1980s, all Raleigh's numbered highways were signed along it rather than through the center of town.
www.members.cox.net /ncroads/ushwys/us401.html   (560 words)

 Expressway Site Toronto
This highway, known as Highway 2, was the first highway built to go right across the Province of Ontario from The US border at Windsor to the Quebec provincial border near Montreal.
A proposed eastern extension to connect with Highway 401, known as the Scarborough Expressway, was shelved in the 1970's, even though much of the land for it was acquired by the city.
Highway 2A is a short former Provincial freeway, now a Muncipal freeway, which connects Kingston Road with the Highway 401 freeway.
www.expresswaysite.com /toronto.htm   (1091 words)

 Ambassador Bridge - The NAFTA Superhighway Coalition - Case Statement
The Coalition is regional in perspective since Highway 401 and associated corridors stretch across numerous regions in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Highway 401 is the spine, the common thread that connects the important centres of Canada's industrial heartland covered by the associated corridors which include the 400 Highway series in Ontario and their counterparts in Quebec.
The 401 is the main trade route between Canada and the U.S. All regions in Ontario and Quebec will prosper if the 401 and associated corridors are improved and modernized.
www.ambassadorbridge.com /nafta_case.html   (984 words)

 ClubSi: Highway 401(Canada) - Busiest highway in North America
The 401 is widely considered to be North America's busiest highway, with an estimated Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) of over 425,000 in 2004, near the interchange with Highway 400.
The highway has 12-20 lanes through Pickering to Mississauga and this is thought to be the world's longest continuous stretch of highway having 12 or more lanes.
The main reason the highway is so large is the fact that Toronto has very few highways so the ones it does have particularly the 401 tend to be quite large, another highway(the 400) is similar in size to the 401 but not for the same distance.
forums.clubsi.com /showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=7563675&Main=7561104   (1931 words)

 Directions from Asheboro to Raeford Parachute Center
Highway 401 N By Pass to 401 N to Doc Brown Road.
I-95 Northbound exit 1 at South of the Border Highway 301 N to Rowland to Highway 501 N. To Highway 710 W. to Red Springs.
Hwy 301 N to Rowland to Highway 501 N. To Highway 710 W. to Red Springs.
www.jumpraeford.com /directions.htm   (1437 words)

 Canada and Ontario improving Highway 401 in Essex County - June 22, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first phase of the Highway 401 Windsor to Tilbury project was completed in November 2005, and involved widening and improving of Highway 401 from Essex Road 42 and Highway 77.
The second phase of improvements to Highway 401 from Puce Road to Manning Road, expected to be completed this Fall, involves widening from four to six lanes, improving both Manning Road and Puce Road interchanges and building a median barrier.
A backgrounder on Canada and Ontario improving Highway 401 in Essex County is attached.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2006/06-h055e.htm   (1176 words)

 GRCA - Conservation Land Management
This newly developed conservation area located north of Port Hope at County Road 28 and Highway 401 provides residents and visitors with a natural respite in which to walk, picnic and enjoy the natural environment.
Various demonstration sites are designed to show landowners how to protect and enhance their properties through conservation techniques such as native flower and grass planting, slope and bank stabilization, woodlot plantings and use of indigenous plants in home landscaping projects.
The Ganaraska Fishway (fish sanctuary) is on the south side of Highway 401.
grca.on.ca /clm.htm   (849 words)

 Viagra Highway
The highway would be of varying width throughout the day, regulating traffic through simultaneous vasoconstrictions and vasodilatations.
Since our highway is essentially two arteries, opposed, but attached and working in conjunction with each other, one can envision a motor system that pulls on one side, or gives in to an elastic pulling on the other.
This section of highway in Montreal, Quebec uses a series of signal lights to manage the flow of traffic to and from the downtown core.
knowgramming.com /metaphors/Highway-Strength_Viagra.htm   (1098 words)

 Ontario Provincial Highways (400-427 + QEW)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hwy 400, or at least a southern extension of it, was originally intended to proceed south of Hwy 401 to meet with the Gardiner Expwy (Former Hwy 2) at the lakefront somewhere east of the Humber River.
In this era of highway downloading which has seen all of the Gardiner Expwy (Former Hwy 2) and a part of the QEW given over to the City of Toronto, it seems that the Don Valley will remain in city hands and Hwy 404 will most definitely not be extended southward.
Jct Hwy 401 and Hwy 403 at Hwy 401's EXT 344 in Mississauga
members.aol.com /Hwys/OntHwys/OntHwys400-QEW.html   (7162 words)

 Canada and Ontario improving highway 401 in London - June 26, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Highway 401 is being widened from west of Highway 402 easterly to Wellington Road in London to improve traffic flow and safety in the area.
In addition, the governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $285 million in the five-phase widening of Highway 401 from Windsor to Tilbury.
In addition, the governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $285 million on the five-phase Highway 401 widening project from Windsor to Tilbury, leading to the Windsor-Detroit international border crossing.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2006/06-h064e.htm   (1239 words)

 Highway 401 Widening Plan Draws Mixed Reactions - WRAL.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Department of Transportation is now planning to widen Highway 401.
The priority of the DOT is to widen Highway 401 to four lanes from the Neuse River to Louisburg.
Some people are so excited about the potential of a widened Highway 401 that they've made up bumper stickers.
www.wral.com /news/local/story/137020/?print_friendly=1   (296 words)

 Canada and Ontario to Improve Safety on Highway 401 : ArriveNet Press Releases : Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Construction is now beginning to improve Highway 401 in Essex County on a 13-kilometre stretch from Puce Road to Manning Road.
The first project to widen Highway 401 from Highway 77 to Essex Road 42 has been underway since spring 2004 and is expected to be complete by this fall.
Highway 401 is Canada's busiest highway with over 25,000 drivers travelling this section every day.
press.arrivenet.com /travel/article.php/629562.html   (1323 words)

 My Home Page
This page is designed to guide you down Highway 401 and the many sites to see along the way Highway 401.
Highway 401 is Canada's busiest highway and stretches over 800 km from Windsor to the Quebec border near Montreal.
Exit 352 - Highway 427 to Downtown Toronto and Lester B.
www.angelfire.com /nv/401/401.html   (1147 words)

 globeandmail.com: National
Highway 401 reopens, but cause of crash is unknown
COBOURG, Ont. — Canada's busiest highway reopened to traffic in both directions Friday night as police continued to investigate a deadly multi-vehicle crash that killed two people.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 401 near Cobourg, Ont., were reopened shortly after 6 p.m.
www.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/RTGAM.20070202.whighway0202/BNStory/National/home   (209 words)

 CityNews: Woman Stranded On Highway 401 After Reported Domestic Dispute
One minute a former couple was arguing over the plans for their seven-year-old daughter's birthday while zipping down Highway 401.
The next, the woman was standing on the highway's shoulder stranded, her child's birthday more or less ruined.
Police were called to Highway 401 at Keele early Wednesday, after receiving calls that a woman had been kicked out of a car and left by the side of the road.
www.citynews.ca /news/news_6610.aspx   (315 words)

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