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Page 11: Present Day King's Highway 401 Photographs (Windsor to Tilbury)


HWY 401 #398 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #396 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Sign marking the western terminus of Hwy 401 at the Hwy 3 Interchange in Windsor. From this point, it is approximately 11 km to the Ambassador Bridge to Detroit, Michigan. For the time being, all traffic reaching the end of Hwy 401 at Windsor must follow Hwy 3 and Huron Church Road to reach the Ambassador Bridge. However, the design for a new Detroit-Windsor Gateway is now complete. This elaborate plan will include an extension of Hwy 401 along the proposed Windsor-Essex Parkway to a new International Bridge crossing south of Windsor. The first construction contracts for the new bridge and the associated highway improvements needed to connect Hwy 401 directly to Michigan's Interstate 75 will be awarded in 2009-2010. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western terminus of Hwy 401 at the Hwy 3 Interchange in Windsor. At this point, eastbound traffic may take either Hwy 3 to Essex and Leamington (right lanes) or Hwy 401 to London (left lanes). The overpass in the background carries westbound Hwy 3 traffic from Essex and Leamington across the dual lanes of Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #397 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #387 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 3 Overpass across Hwy 401 in Windsor. This is the very first bridge on Hwy 401 heading west out of Windsor. This two-span concrete rigid frame girder structure was completed in 1956. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 from the Hwy 3 Overpass. The official western terminus of Hwy 401 is roughly 390 metres from the Hwy 3 Overpass. The highway ends just beyond this curve where it merges with the westbound lanes of Hwy 3 coming from Essex and Leamington. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #386 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #388 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 from the Hwy 3 Overpass. This is the first freeway interchange on Hwy 401 when leaving Windsor. Although the Hwy 3 Interchange does not have a posted interchange number, it is at the 11 km mark. All mileages along Hwy 401 are based on their distance from the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, even though the actual terminus of Hwy 401 is at the Hwy 3 Interchange, located 11 km from the Ambassador Bridge. Measuring 818 km in length, Hwy 401 is by far Ontario's longest and most important freeway corridor. The highway connects most major cities and towns in Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario together. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west across the Hwy 3 Overpass at the Hwy 401 Interchange in Windsor. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #389 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #390 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 3 towards Leamington from the Hwy 401 Interchange in Windsor. The at-grade intersection in the foreground is Outer Drive, which was extensively reconfigured in 2005/2006. The divided portion of Hwy 3 ends just beyond Outer Drive. The highway continues east towards Essex and Leamington as a two-lane highway, although plans are now in place to convert most of Hwy 3 from Windsor to Essex into a four-lane arterial facility. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Dougall Parkway from the Sixth Concession Road Overpass. This short freeway was formerly owned by the Province of Ontario and was considered to be a part of the Hwy 401 Tunnel Route. In 1998, the ownership of this freeway west of the Sixth Concession Road Overpass was transferred to the City of Windsor, who renamed the former highway as Dougall Parkway. The two diamond ramps on the western side of the overpass were added recently by the City of Windsor to serve this rapidly-developing part of the city. No ramps exist on the eastern side of the bridge, due to the proximity of Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #391 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #395 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Dougall Parkway towards the Hwy 401 Interchange from the Sixth Concession Road Overpass in Windsor. From this point westerly, the freeway is owned by the Province of Ontario. Although it is signed as Dougall Parkway on the overhead signs on Hwy 401 approaching Windsor, this short section of freeway is essentially just a ramp to and from Hwy 401. This short freeway connector was actually signed as Hwy 3B prior to 1998, since there were no interchanges located between Hwy 401 and the Howard Avenue Interchange at that time. Until 1998, Hwy 3B ended at the Howard Avenue Interchange, about 2 km west of this point. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Sixth Concession Road Overpass on the Hwy 401 Tunnel Route (Dougall Parkway). This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1956. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #394 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #393 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Sixth Concession Road Overpass on Dougall Parkway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Dougall Parkway from the Howard Avenue Overpass in Windsor. The former Hwy 401 Tunnel Route ended just beyond this curve, but through traffic could still continue into Windsor via Hwy 3B along Dougall Avenue. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #392 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #109 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Dougall Parkway from the Howard Avenue Overpass. The Howard Avenue Interchange was the only one situated along the former Hwy 401 Tunnel Route prior to the highway's downloading in 1998. However, a new partial interchange was built recently at Sixth Concession Road by the City of Windsor. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Essex Road 31 (St. Joachim Road) Underpass at Hwy 401. This structure was completed in 1954. Until recently, it was the oldest surviving road grade separation on Hwy 401, apart from a number of vintage structures located along the original Toronto-Oshawa portion of Hwy 401 which has been open to traffic since 1947. The St. Joachim Road Underpass was replaced during a highway widening project along Hwy 401 in 2007. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #106 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #107 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The ramps at Hwy 401 and Essex Road 31 (Exit #40) are in a "diamond" configuration. The south side of the interchange is shown in this photograph, facing west towards Windsor. Diamond interchanges are remarkably uncommon on Ontario freeways. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Windsor from the Rochester Townline Overpass, prior to reconstruction. This section of Hwy 401 was widened to six lanes. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #108 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #103 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards the Hwy 77 Interchange from the Rochester Townline Overpass, prior to reconstruction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Windsor from the Hwy 77 Overpass near Comber. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #105 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #102 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old bi-directional ramps at the Hwy 401 & Hwy 77 Interchange. These ramps were replaced during an interchange reconstruction project in 2005. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 77 Overpass on Hwy 401 near Comber. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1957 and was demolished in 2005. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #104 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 77 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Tilbury from the Hwy 77 Overpass near Comber. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 77 towards the Hwy 401 Interchange near Comber. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #100 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #101 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Reconstruction of Hwy 401 near Tilbury, facing west from the Gracie Sideroad Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Tilbury from the Gracie Sideroad Overpass during reconstruction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #98 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #99 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Reconstruction of Hwy 401 near Tilbury, facing east from the Hwy 2 Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 from the Hwy 2 Interchange in Tilbury. The westbound lanes of Hwy 401 were used for two-way traffic during the highway reconstruction in 2004. The highway was widened to six lanes during this reconstruction project. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on December 5, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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