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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 25 Interchange in Milton 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 20: Present Day King's Highway 401 Photographs (Hwy 25 to Hwy 407 ETR)


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

Left - Green guide sign on the exit ramp from eastbound 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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