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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 401, arranged by location from the Highway 6 Interchange near Guelph easterly to the Highway 407 Express Toll Route (ETR) Interchange in Milton. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 19: Present Day King's Highway 401 Photographs (Hwy 6 to Hwy 407 ETR)


HWY 401 #479 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #480 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 6 South (Brock Road) Overpass on Hwy 401 north of Morriston. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north towards the Hwy 6 Overpass across Hwy 401. For 4 km, Hwy 6 runs concurrently with Hwy 401 as an unposted multiplex. Up until the 1970s, Hwy 6 used to continue north from this interchange towards Guelph via Brock Road. Originally, this was the only interchange for Guelph along Hwy 401. Today, traffic can access Guelph from Hwy 401 via either Brock Road (Old Hwy 6) or the Hwy 6 Bypass (Hanlon Parkway).
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #482 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #481 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Sign marking the entrance ramp to Westbound Hwy 401. Hwy 6 turns right at the ramp junction and follows Hwy 401 in a short concurrent routing between Exit #295 (Hwy 6 South) and the Hanlon Parkway at Exit #299 (Hwy 6 North). The Hanlon Parkway was built in the 1970s to divert Hwy 6 through traffic around Guelph.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Toronto from the Hwy 6 South Overpass near Morriston. The ramps at the Hwy 6 South Interchange are in an A-2 partial cloverleaf configuration. This type of interchange ramp configuration is rather uncommon in Ontario. It is rather odd that Hwy 6 was not built with a full cloverleaf interchange when Hwy 401 was first built, especially considering the important role that Hwy 6 has always played in Ontario's highway network. The Hwy 6 Interchange was one of the only non-cloverleaf provincial highway interchanges along Hwy 401 between London and Toronto.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #483 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #484 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Cambridge from the Hwy 6 South Overpass near Morriston.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Hwy 6 South Overpass on Hwy 401. This concrete box girder structure is arguably one of the least attractive bridges on Hwy 401 between Cambridge and Toronto. The recent rehabilitation project certainly didn't help, when the old steel handrails were removed and replaced by Jersey Barriers.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #441 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #442 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 near Wellington Road 36. Most sections of Hwy 401 between London and Mississauga are now six lanes (three lanes per direction).
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Milton approaching the First Line Overpass near Campbellville.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #470 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #471 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guelph Line Overpass on Hwy 401 in Campbellville. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Guelph Line Overpass. Note the narrow lane widths across the bridge.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #472 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #473 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Guelph Line Overpass has only one sidewalk, located on the western side of the structure.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Cambridge from the Guelph Line Overpass. This interchange was reconfigured in 2008. The southwest quadrant loop ramp from Guelph Line, which enters the highway at left, was replaced with a directional ramp from adjacent Reid Sideroad.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #474 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #475 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Toronto from the Guelph Line Overpass in Campbellville. From this point, Hwy 401 begins a steady 6 km descent down the Niagara Escarpment towards the Hwy 25 Interchange in Milton.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Guelph Line Overpass on Hwy 401. This handsome double-span concrete rigid frame structure is one of several bridges of this design located along Hwy 401 between the Hwy 25 Interchange in Milton and the Drumbo Road (Oxford Road 29) Interchange near Woodstock.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #476 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #477 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Long on-ramp from northbound Guelph Line to Eastbound Hwy 401. This elongated ramp was necessary in order to match the road grades at the merge point. Hwy 401 begins its descent down the Niagara Escarpment immediately east of the Guelph Line Overpass.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old loop ramp from southbound Guelph Line to eastbound Hwy 401. This loop ramp was closed and demolished during the reconstruction of the Guelph Line Interchange in 2007-2008. Access to eastbound Hwy 401 is now provided by a directional ramp from nearby Reid Sideroad. The removal of the old loop ramp allowed for an expansion of the adjacent MTO carpool lot (at left), which was frequently operating at full capacity on weekdays.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #478 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #485 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 401 descends the Niagara Escarpment between Campbellville and Milton. This is one of the most scenic sections of Hwy 401 west of Toronto.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Kelso Mountain appears just beyond this sweeping curve on Hwy 401 west of Milton. This precipitous rock outcrop is one of Southern Ontario's most prominent geologic formations. The escarpment is protected within Kelso Conservation Area. Note the traces of spring snow that still remain at nearby Glen Eden Ski Hill.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #901 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #902 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 25 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Milton. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Hwy 25 Overpass is a two-span concrete rigid frame girder structure.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #903 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #904 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 from the Hwy 25 Overpass in Milton. For about a kilometre east of this interchange, Hwy 401 has a fourth eastbound lane. This lane develops from the loop ramp from Southbound Hwy 25. This extra lane provides slow trucks with an opportunity to pick up speed before merging with the through lanes of Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Toronto from the Hwy 25 Overpass. The full cloverleaf ramp configuration at the Hwy 401 & Hwy 25 Interchange was replaced by a standard A-4 partial cloverleaf interchange in the late 1980s.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #905 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #906 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Hwy 25 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Milton.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Hwy 25 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Milton.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #907 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #908 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Hwy 25 Overpass on Hwy 401 in Milton. The Hwy 25 Overpass is one of the most aesthetically pleasing bridges on Hwy 401 in the Toronto area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 towards Cambridge from the Hwy 25 Interchange in Milton. When Hwy 401 was first built, the new freeway ended at the Hwy 25 Interchange in Milton for almost a full year. The highway was completed between Toronto and Milton in November, 1959, but wasn't opened to traffic between Milton and Cambridge (Preston) until November, 1960. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #487 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #486 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign on the exit ramp from Westbound Hwy 401 in Milton approaching the traffic signals at Hwy 25.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older "THIS LANE ENDS" warning sign on Hwy 401 in Milton. The installation of these odd-shaped yellow warning signs was generally discontinued on Ontario highways about 20 years ago, but a limited number of the signs can still be found in places throughout the province.
(Photograph taken on April 12, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #443 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #444 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Sign marking the James Snow Parkway Interchange in Milton. When this new arterial road opened along the eastern side of Milton in the early 1980s, controversy erupted over the decision to name the road after James Snow, who was the Minister of Transportation at the time. Many people felt that it was inappropriate for the new road to be named after him. Considering that this interchange was constructed by the Ministry of Transportation, it is not surprising that the road's name generated so much public contention. The Ministry maintained that they did not participate in the naming of this road, and indicated that the name was chosen by the Town of Milton.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the James Snow Parkway Overpass in Milton. Structure completed in 1982.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #445 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #446 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Structure identification number and date stamp (1982) on the James Snow Parkway Overpass in Milton. The deck of the James Snow Parkway Overpass was severely damaged in 1986, as a result of a serious multi-vehicle collision involving a gasoline tanker truck at the bridge. The entire bridge deck was subsequently replaced.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 from the James Snow Parkway Overpass. Milton has grown significantly over the past two decades. Nearly all of the development seen here has materialized over the past five years. Prospective home buyers have been attracted to Milton in recent years due to the comparatively affordable real estate prices and the town's close proximity to Hwy 401 and the Greater Toronto Area.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #447 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #448 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 from James Snow Parkway. The explosive growth of Milton and the surrounding area has put considerable pressure on the Hwy 401 Corridor between Milton and Mississauga. Morning rush hour traffic on this section of Hwy 401 frequently slows to stop-and-go conditions and even weekend traffic volumes can be relatively heavy at times.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - 5th Line Underpass on Hwy 401 east of Milton. Structure completed in 1958.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #449 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #450 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the 5th Line Underpass on Hwy 401 east of Milton.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Below-deck view of the 5th Line Underpass on Hwy 401 east of Milton. Note that this underpass is one continuous structure. Most of the structures on Hwy 401 east of Milton were originally built to accommodate a six-lane highway. Apparently, the Department of Highways foresaw the eventual need to expand Hwy 401 to its current width, even back in 1958. As a result, the ensuing expansion of Hwy 401 to six lanes in the early 1980s was accomplished with relative ease.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #451 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #452 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Temporary concrete Jersey Barriers have been placed along the inside of the original concrete beam railings on the 5th Line Underpass.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Middle Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on Hwy 401 near the 5th Line Underpass east of Milton. Structure completed in 1958.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #453 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #454 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 401 was constructed on top of a large fill at Middle Sixteen Mile Creek. Due to the elevation of the highway, adjacent 5th Line passes below Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - North side of the Middle Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge. Again, note that this bridge is one continuous structure. As a result, this bridge did not need to be widened when Hwy 401 was expanded to six lanes from Mississauga to Milton in the early 1980s.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #455 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #456 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 from Middle Sixteen Mile Creek towards the Milton Truck Scales.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The 5th Line Underpass is a concrete rigid frame structure that was poured in place and then back-filled with earth during the highway's construction.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #457 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #458 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Just like its neighbour, the Middle Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge is a concrete rigid frame structure that was poured in place and back-filled.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 from the 6th Line Overpass towards the Milton Truck Scales. This is the only truck inspection station between Toronto and Cambridge.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #459 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #461 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 from the 6th Line Overpass towards the Sixteen Mile Creek Tributary Bridge. Structure completed in 1958.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the 6th Line Overpass at Hwy 401 near Milton. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #462 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #460 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The 6th Line Overpass is one of the more unusual overpasses along Hwy 401. The Alcan aluminum tube railings were used on a small number of Ontario bridges in the late 1950s, including two structures on Hwy 401 between Toronto and Milton.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up view of the unusual Alcan aluminum tube railings on the 6th Line Overpass on Hwy 401 near Milton.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #463 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #464 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The aluminum tube railings on the 6th Line Overpass were reinforced through the use of long steel tensioning cables anchored to both of the bridge's parapets.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the 6th Line Overpass on Hwy 401 near Milton. The aluminum tube railings have been blocked off by temporary concrete Jersey Barriers.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #465 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #466 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the 6th Line Overpass on Hwy 401 near Milton. This bridge will be rehabilitated in 2009-2010.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the 6th Line Overpass on Hwy 401 between Milton and Mississauga.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #467 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #468 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Below-deck view of the 6th Line Overpass on Hwy 401. This interesting and aesthetically pleasing structure is a continuous concrete beam bridge, with arched piers. This bridge is nearly identical to the 2nd Line Overpass on Hwy 401 near Mavis Road in Mississauga
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Sixteen Mile Creek Tributary Bridge on Hwy 401 between Milton and Mississauga.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #469 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - An older freeway exit sign for Trafalgar Road along Hwy 401 between Milton and Mississauga. In an effort to make Ontario highway signs bilingual and to reduce the amount of text used on signs, the word "EXIT" has been discontinued entirely on newer Ontario freeway exit signs.
(Photograph taken on April 11, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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