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Page 13: Present Day King's Highway 401 Photographs (Chatham to London)


HWY 401 #1427 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Hwy 21 Overpass on Hwy 401 north of Ridgetown. This four-span steel girder bridge was completed in 1965. Until this overpass was completed, Hwy 21 temporarily intersected with Hwy 401 at-grade. In order to expedite traffic flow through Southwestern Ontario, the Department of Highways decided to construct Hwy 401 as a two-lane highway at first and build an additional two lanes at a later date. Consequently, the majority of Hwy 401 between London and Chatham was only a two-lane highway when it was first opened to traffic in 1963. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1421 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1422 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Chatham from the Hwy 21 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 21 Overpass on Hwy 401 north of Ridgetown, facing north towards Thamesville. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1423 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1424 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 21 towards Ridgetown from the Hwy 401 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards London from the Hwy 21 Interchange. This section of Hwy 401 was officially opened to traffic on October 22, 1963. It is interesting to note that this section of Hwy 401 was initially opened as an undivided highway, with only two traffic lanes available for use (one lane per direction). Due to other more urgent construction priorities, the eastbound lanes of the highway remained incomplete, and were not opened to traffic for another two years. The completed four lane divided highway was officially opened to traffic on August 16, 1965. At that time, the existing two lane highway was repainted to permit westbound traffic only, while all eastbound traffic was shifted onto the newly-completed carriageway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #1425 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #1426 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 21 Overpass on Hwy 401, facing south towards Ridgetown. The wide shoulders across this bridge suggest that there may have been plans to widen Hwy 21 to four lanes through the interchange at some point in the future. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 21 towards Thamesville from the Hwy 401 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 13, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #974 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #975 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards London from the Hwy 76 Overpass near West Lorne. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 76 Overpass on Hwy 401 near West Lorne. Structure completed in 1965.
(Photograph taken on September 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #976 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #978 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Chatham from the Hwy 76 Overpass near West Lorne. The ramps at this interchange are in a "Parclo B-2" configuration. A Parclo B-2 is a four-ramp freeway interchange, with ramps in two diagonally-opposing quadrants. This interchange type is characterized by traffic exiting from the freeway on a loop ramp on the far side of the grade separation.
(Photograph taken on September 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Hwy 76 Overpass on Hwy 401 near West Lorne.
(Photograph taken on September 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #977 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #979 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 76 towards West Lorne from the Hwy 401 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on September 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 76 from the Hwy 401 Interchange near West Lorne.
(Photograph taken on September 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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