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King's Highway 401, also known by its official name as the Macdonald Cartier Freeway and colloquially as the four-oh-one, is a 400-Series Highway in the Canadian province of Ontario stretching from Windsor to the Quebec border. The segment of Highway 401 passing through Toronto is the busiest highway in North America,

and one of the widest and busiest in the world.

Together with Quebec Autoroute 20, it forms the transportation backbone of the Quebec City Windsor Corridor, along which over half of Canada's population resides.

The entire route is maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) and patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police. The posted speed limit is 100 km/h (27.8 m/s) throughout its length.

Three highways were renumbered "Highway 401" by the end of 1952: the Toronto Bypass between Weston Road and Highway 11 (Yonge Street); Highway 2A between West Hill and Newcastle; and the Scenic Highway between Gananoque and Brockville, now known as the Thousand Islands Parkway. These three sections of highway were 11.8 km (7.3 mi), 54.7 km (34 mi) and 41.2 km (25.6 mi) long, respectively, at the time of their assumption. Highway 401 became fully navigable from Windsor to the Quebec border in 1964. In 1965, it was given a second designation, the Macdonald Cartier Freeway, in honour of the fathers of Confederation. By the end of 1968, the Gananoque Brockville section was bypassed and the final intersection grade-separated near Kingston, making Highway 401 a freeway for its entire 816 km (507 mi) length. On August 24, 2007, the portion of the highway between Glen Miller Road in Trenton and the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404 Junction in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes, as the road is travelled by fallen Canadian Forces personnel from CFB Trenton to the coroner's office in Toronto.

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View from my condo window at Yonge/401 watching the snowplows clear the highway. EDIT: Sorry I had to change the audio track to something suggested by Youtub...
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Repatriation Ceremony at CFB Trenton - A Soldier Returns Home. In 2010, I was producing a video The Highway Of Heroes Canada http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s...
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HAPPY LANDINGS! The interesting stuff happens @ 2:30. This is my final approach to Pearson International in Toronto. The approach starts at roughly Yonge and...
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Rig of the Week, 2004 Western Star Lomax, Nanticoke ON. The World's Longest Truck Convoy for the Special Olympics, Paris ON. Legend of trucking, Peter O'Brie...
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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a dump truck on the 401 near Cambridge, Ontario and I was caught in the hwy closure aprox 200 metres from the scene.
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The Fixer: Phantom construction slows morning traffic - Toronto Star Tweet this news
Toronto Star--For two months, barricades have squeezed traffic into a single lane along the off-ramp from westbound -Highway 401- to Highway 2A. ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 21:16:18 GMT+00:00
Highway 401 crash in Mississauga kills man - CTV.ca Tweet this news
CTV.ca--Firefighters and police are seen at the scene of a fatal two-vehicle collision on -Highway 401- in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:11:58 GMT+00:00
Cattle Truck Flips, Closes Highway 401 - CityNews Tweet this news
CityNews--A section of -Highway 401- has been shut down as a transport truck hauling cattle flipped over Saturday afternoon. OPP say the truck was headed westbound when ... - Date : Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:33:42 GMT+00:00
Durham officer cleared by SIU in road death - CTV.ca Tweet this news
CTV.ca--27 incident that took place on -Highway 401-, it said Friday in a news release. A Durham officer had seen a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:10:31 GMT+00:00
Police say missing man victim of homicide - Ottawa Citizen Tweet this news
Ottawa Citizen--Remains found in a field north of -Highway 401- near Napanee have been identified as those of Ronald Trebilcock, a 48-year-old man from Clearview Township. ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:37:02 GMT+00:00
Man accused of reading while driving on highway - CTV.ca Tweet this news
CTV.ca--Provincial police have thrown the book at a man they accuse of reading while driving on -Highway 401-. Ontario Provincial Police said they received a call ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:46:44 GMT+00:00

Eastern Ontario :
Location Direction(s) Nearby Exits Status
Tilbury North
Tilbury South
Westbound
Eastbound
56, 63 Reopened as of October 1, 2010
West Lorne
Dutton
Westbound
Eastbound
137, 149 Reopened as of October 1, 2010
Ingersoll Westbound 222, 230 Will not be redeveloped at this time. Leased by Imperial Oil.
Woodstock Eastbound 222, 230 Closed for reconstruction as of March 31, 2010; to reopen late 2012 / early 2013
Cambridge North
Cambridge South
Westbound
Eastbound
286, 295 Closed for reconstruction as of September 7, 2011
Mississauga Eastbound 333, 336 Permanently closed as of September 30, 2006
Newcastle Westbound 440, 448 Will not be redeveloped at this time. Leased by Imperial Oil.
Port Hope Eastbound 458,456 Was reopened by July 2011
Trenton North Westbound 509, 522 Reopened as of October 1, 2010
Trenton South Eastbound Limited services including fuel; full services to return early 2011
Camden East Westbound 582, 593 Closed for reconstruction March 31, 2010; reopened July 2011
Odessa Eastbound 599, 611 Open during 2010-11 reconstruction (while a new structure was built directly west of a now-demolished original facility on same property). New facility opened July 2011.
Mallorytown North
Mallorytown South
Westbound
Eastbound
675, 685 Closed for reconstruction; to reopen late 2011
Morrisburg Eastbound 750, 758 Reopened as of October 1, 2010
Ingleside Westbound 758, 770 Reopened Early 2011
Bainsville Westbound 825 Reopened as of October 1, 2010
 

Eastern Ontario :
Division Location km Exit Destinations Notes
Canada United States boundary
0.0 0 Continues as Interstate 75 in Detroit, MI via a new bridge crossing over the Detroit River, planned
Windsor
- 1 Ojibway Parkway Under construction
- 2 E. C. Row Expressway Under construction, westbound exit and eastbound entrance
- 3   - Huron Church Road Ambassador Bridge to US Under construction
- 4 Todd Lane Under construction
- 6 Service Road Under construction
- -   Ambassador Bridge to US Westbound exit and eastbound entrance, full interchange under construction
12.6 13 Dougall Avenue Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to US Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; Formerly Highway 3B / Highway 401A
13.4 14   Formerly Highway 98
Essex Tecumseh 20.4 21  
Lakeshore
27.5 28  
33.7 34  
40.0 40  
47.3 48  
 
55.7 56   Formerly Highway 2
Chatham-Kent Tilbury 62.8 63   Formerly Highway 2
Chatham 80.9 81  
89.3 90  
 
101.0 101  
108.3 109   Formerly Highway 21
116.2 117  
Elgin West Elgin 129.2 129  
137.3 137   Formerly Highway 76
Dutton/Dunwich 148.5 149  
157.4 157  
Southwold
164.1 164  , Shedden
London 176.7 177   Signed as exits 177A (south) and 177B (north)
- 179 Wonderland Road Planned, construction to begin in 2013
183.2 183   Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
185.9 186 Wellington Road
186.8 187 Exeter Road Formerly Highway 135 west
189.1 189 Highbury Avenue St. Thomas Formerly Highway 126
193.6 194 Veterans Memorial Parkway Formerly Highway 100
Middlesex Thames Centre 195.5 195   Formerly Highway 74
199.3 199  
203.0 203   Formerly Highway 73
208.5 208  
Oxford South-West Oxford,
Ingersoll
216.0 216  
218.5 218  
 
South-West Oxford 222.2 222  
229.8 230  
Woodstock
231.9 232   Formerly Highway 59
235.3 235   Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Norwich
236.3 236  
237.9 238   Formerly Highway 2
Woodstock
Blandford-Blenheim 250.1 250  
Waterloo North Dumfries 267.9 268   Signed as exits 268A (east) and 268B (west) eastbound; formerly Highway 97
Kitchener, Cambridge 275.0 275   Replaced Doon-Blair Road exit in the 1970s
277.9 278  
 
Signed as exits 278A (east) and 278B (west) eastbound
Cambridge 282.5 282   to  
- 284   Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
286.5 286  
 
Wellington Puslinch
295.7 295   West end of Highway 6 overlap
300.1 299  
 
East end of Highway 6 overlap
Halton Milton 311.9 312  
320.1 320   Formerly Highway 25; GO Transit bus stop on eastbound ramp.
323.8 324  
328.0 328  
330.4 330   Signed as exit 330 westbound; as exits 330A (west) and 330B (east) eastbound; no access from westbound 407 to eastbound 401 or westbound 401 to eastbound 407
Peel Mississauga 332.7 333 Winston Churchill Boulevard
336.1 336  
339.6 340 Mavis Road
341.7 342 Hurontario Street Formerly Highway 10
344.5 344   No access from eastbound 401 to westbound 403 or eastbound 403 to westbound 401
346.0 346  
350.3
351.1
348   / Renforth Drive Toronto Pearson International Airport, Downtown Toronto Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Toronto
351.1 350 Eglinton Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
351 Carlingview Drive Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
352   Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
353.5 354 Dixon Road / Martin Grove Road
- 355   Toronto Airport
Belfield Road
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
356.0 356 Islington Avenue
357.4 357 Weston Road
358.9 359   Eastbound express access to Highway 400
360.5 360 Jane Street Ramps removed, access to Jane Street via Black Creek Drive.
362.0 362 Keele Street
364.0 364 Dufferin Street, Yorkdale Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
364.8 365 Allen Road, Yorkdale Road
366.2 366 Bathurst Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
367.3 367 Avenue Road Formerly Highway 11A
369.0 369 Yonge Street Formerly Highway 11
371.0 371 Bayview Avenue
372.9 373 Leslie Street
374.9 375  
Don Valley Parkway Downtown Toronto
376.3 376 Victoria Park Avenue
377.6 378 Warden Avenue
379.2 379 Kennedy Road
380.8 380 Brimley Road south, Progress Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance from northbound Brimley Road
381.6 381 McCowan Road
383.2 383 Markham Road Formerly Highway 48
- Progress Avenue
385.0 385 Neilson Road
386.5 387 Morningside Avenue
389.0 389 Meadowvale Road
390.3 390   Signed as exit 392 westbound
Durham Pickering 394.0 394   Exit added in 1983
396.6 397   Westbound exit and entrance
398.3 399  
Ajax - 400 Church Street Removed, exit replaced with Westney Road interchange (Exit 401) in 1988
401.3 401   Replaced Exit 400 (Church Street) in 1988
402.5 403   Removed, exit replaced with Salem Road interchange (Exit 404) in 2003
404.3 404   Replaced Exit 403 (Harwood Avenue) in 2003
Whitby 409.6 410   Formerly Highway 12
412.1 412  
Oshawa - 415   Replaced Exit 416 (Park Road) in 2009
415.8 416   Removed, exit replaced with nearby Stevenson Road interchange (Exit 415) in 2009
417.6 417   Westbound exit is via exit 418
418.5 418  
419.4 419  
Clarington 425.4 425  
428.4 428 Holt Road (Darlington Nuclear Generating Station) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
431.3 431  
432.4 432  
435.2 435 Bennett Road
436.3 436  
440.1 440  , Bond Head
448.1 448  
Northumberland Port Hope 456.6 456 Wesleyville Road
461.4 461   Formerly Highway 2
464.8 464   Formerly Highway 28
Cobourg, Hamilton 472.6 472  
474.5 474   Formerly Highway 45
Alnwick/Haldimand 487.0 487  
Cramahe 497.2 497  
Brighton 509.7 509   Formerly Highway 30
Hastings Quinte West 520.4 522  
525.4 525   Formerly Highway 33
526.5 526  
538.5 538  
Belleville
542.7 543   to   Signed as exits 543A (south) and 543B (north); formerly Highway 14
543.2 544  
Tyendinaga 555.7 556  
566.4 566  
 
570.5 570  
Lennox and Addington Greater Napanee
578.8 579   Formerly Highway 41
582.1 582  
Loyalist 593.4 593   Formerly Highway 133
598.8 599  
Frontenac Kingston 610.8 611   Formerly Highway 38
613.0 613  , Sydenham
615.3 615 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard
617.0 617  
619.0 619  
623.0 623  
631.9 632  
Leeds and Grenville Gananoque, Leeds and the Thousand Islands 645.1 645   Formerly Highway 32
646.7 647 Thousand Islands Parkway Ivy Lea, Rockport Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Leeds and the Thousand Islands
647.9 648  
 
Eastbound via exit 647
658.8 659  
661.0 661  
Front of Yonge 675.5 675  
Elizabethtown-Kitley
684.7 685 Thousand Islands Parkway Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
686.7 687   Formerly Highway 2
Brockville 696.2 696   Formerly Highway 29 / Highway 42
698.0 698 North Augusta Road Brockville, North Augusta
Augusta 704.8 705  , Maitland
Prescott 716.2 716  
Edwardsburgh/Cardinal
720.1 721A   Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; signed as exit 721 eastbound
721.2 721B  , Johnstown, US Signed as exit 721 westbound
730.0 730  
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry South Dundas 737.8 738  
750.2 750   Formerly Highway 31
758.2 758 Upper Canada Road
South Stormont 769.5 770  
777.8 778  
786.4 786   Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Cornwall 789.5 789   to US
791.8 792 McConnell Avenue
796.1 796  
South Glengarry
804.6 804  
813.8 814   Formerly Highway 2 south / Highway 34 north
825.4 825  
Ontario Quebec boundary 828.0 Continues east as A-20 towards Montreal, QC

The King's Highways of Ontario

Current Highways
2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 7A * 8 * 9 * 10 * 11 * 11B * 12 * 15 * 16 * 17 * 17A * 17B * 19 * 20 * 21 * 23 * 24 * 26 * 28 * 33 * 34 * 35 * 37 * 40 * 41 * 48 * 49 * 52 * 58 * 58A * 60 * 61 * 62 * 63 * 64 * 65 * 66 * 67 * 69 * 71 * 72 * 77 * 85 * 89 * 93 * 94 * 101 * 102 * 105 * 108 * 112 * 115 * 118 * 124 * 125 * 127 * 129 * 130 * 132 * 137 * 138 * 140 * 141 * 144 * 148 * 400 * 401 * 402 * 403 * 404 * 405 * 406 * 407 ETR * 409 * 410 * 416 * 417 * 420 * 427 * QEW
Former Highways
2A * 2B * 2S * 3B * 4A * 5A * 7B * 8A * 12B * 13 * 14 * 15A * 18 * 22 * 24A * 25 * 27 * 29 * 30 * 31 * 32 * 35A * 35B * 36 * 38 * 39 * 40B * 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 * 46 * 47 * 48B * 50 * 51 * 53 * 54 * 55 * 56 * 59 * 68 * 70 * 73 * 74 * 76 * 78 * 79 * 80 * 81 * 82 * 83 * 84 * 87 * 88 * 90 * 95 * 96 * 97 * 98 * 99 * 100 * 103 * 104 * 107 * 114 * 117 * 121 * 123 * 126 * 131 * 134 * 135 * 136 * 169 * 400A * 401A



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