King's Highway 401 - Images


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Photos shown in this table are arranged from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Photo Description Photo

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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

View looking westerly from the Highway 74 overpass towards London along Highway 401.  Since this photo was taken, Highway 401 has been resurfaced through this area.  Click here to jump to the next westerly view of Highway 401, looking easterly from Airport Road.
Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.

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Highway 74 led from Hamilton Road southerly to New Sarum at Highway 3.  Click here for Highway 74 images.
Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

View looking easterly towards Woodstock from the Highway 74 overpass.  Highway 74 is located roughly at kilometre marker 195.

Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.


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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking easterly along Highway 401 from the Dorchester Road overpass.  Dorchester Road meets Highway 401 at a diamond interchange.  This interchange is located at kilometre marker 199.

Photo taken August 31st, 2009.

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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

Highway 401 looking east from the Dorchester Road overpass just east of London.  It is probably a reasonable assumption, that if modern environmental protection laws were in effect when Highway 401 was built in this area (in the mid 1950s), the DHO (predecessor to the MTO) would have chosen to not route the 401 straight through the Dorchester swamp. 

 

Photos taken: August 31st, 2009.


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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex 
View looking westerly along Highway 401 approaching the Dorchester Road interchange.  What I find interesting about this photo, and really this section of highway in general, are the single span concrete rigid frame structures.  Highway structures are no longer designed like this, and seldom do new structures embody the same simple elegance as these.
Photo taken: May 17th, 2009.
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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

View looking westerly towards London from the Highway 73/401 interchange.  This interchange is located almost directly in the centre of Dorchester Swamp.  Highway 401 was resurfaced throughout the Dorchester Swamp area during two separate contracts during the 2004 and 2005 construction seasons.
Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.

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Highway 73 was a short highway that linked Port Bruce and Aylmer to Highway 401 east of London.  Click here for Highway 73 images.
Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

Facing east from the Highway 73 overpass towards Woodstock.  Highway 73 is located at roughly kilometre marker 203.

Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.

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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex.
Westerly view of the signage approaching the Highway 73 intersection along Highway 401.

Photo taken: May 17th, 2009.
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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex.
Westbound approach signage delineating the Highway 73 interchange.

Photo taken: May 17th, 2009.
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Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex.
Easterly view from the Putnam Road scales to the Putnam Road interchange.  The Putnam Road underpass gives the highway a unique look as it traverses the shallow valley.  I think this is one of the most photographed sections of Highway 401 in Southwestern Ontario.
Photo taken: April 20th, 2007.

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South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking west towards London from the Culloden Road interchange near Ingersoll.   Click here for an additional view from this vantage point, taken September, 2005.

Photo taken: August 31st, 2009. 


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South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking east form the Culloden Road overpass in Ingersoll.  Culloden Road is located at roughly kilometre marker 216.  Click here for an additional view from this vantage point, taken September, 2005.

Photos taken: August 31st, 2009.

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South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

View looking west from the Highway 19 overpass.  Highway 19 is located at kilometre marker 218.

Photo taken: October 1st, 2010.

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Highway 19 traverses the distance from Port Burwell northerly to Tralee at Highway 86.  Click here for Highway 19 images.
South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

Facing east towards Woodstock from the Highway 19 overpass.  The eastbound lanes of the 401 were resurfaced in the vicinity of Highway 19 during two separate contracts during 2004/2005.

Photo taken: October 1st, 2010.

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South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

Signage denoting the westbound exit to Highway 19.

Photo taken: April 18th, 2006.

Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

Westbound advanced signage for the Highway 19 interchange.  Highway 19 leads travelers south of Highway 401 to Tillsonburg and Highway 3.  Before 1998, Highway 19 also continued north of Highway 401 to Ingersoll and eventually Highway 86.
Photo taken: April 18th, 2006.
Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

Looking westerly from the Foldens Line overpass.  Foldens Line is located approximately at kilometre marker 222.

Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.

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Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

This view looks easterly from the Foldens Line overpass along Highway 401.  An interchange was constructed at Foldens Line as part of a project completed by both the MTO and the County of Oxford to construct a western truck by-pass of the City of Woodstock.
Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.

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Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

View looking westerly towards London from the Dodge Line overpass.  Dodge Line is located at roughly kilometre marker 228.

Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.


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Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

Looking east from the Dodge Line overpass.  The Sweaburg Road interchange is located just overtop the crest of the Photod hill.

Photo taken: August 31st, 2009.

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Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford
Just west of the City of Woodstock, an advance exit stands advising that Highway 402 departs the 401 in 45km.  This is a unique sign in Ontario, no other freeway junction is signed with so much advanced warning.

Photo taken: May 17th, 2009.
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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford

Eastbound signage for the off-ramp to Highway 59 in Woodstock.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012
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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford

Looking at the 401 from the western side of the Highway 59 overpass in Woodstock.    Click here for this same view taken in September, 2005.

 

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.


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Highway 59 was a highway that stretched from Long Point on Lake Erie to Shakespeare at Highway 7/8.  Click here for Highway 59 images.
City of Woodstock

County of Oxford

Looking east along Highway 401 from the Highway 59 overpass in Woodstock.  Highway 59 is located approximately at kilometre marker 232.  The Highway 403 interchange is located approximately 2km east of the Highway 59 overpass. 
Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.


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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford 
Diagram signage was erected for the Highway 403 interchange as part of the widening through Woodstock.  Southwest Region has erected several new diagram signs on its freeways during the past few years.

Photo taken: November 10th, 2010.
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Township of Norwich

County of Oxford

This Photo shows the advanced signage for the Highway 403 interchange in Woodstock.

Photo taken: November 10th, 2010.
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Township of Norwich

County of Oxford

This Photo shows the overhead signage located at the split for Highway 403  in Woodstock.  Highway 403  leads travelers to Brantford, Hamilton, and eventually Mississauga.  Click here for an earlier version of this signage taken in June, 2004.

Photo taken: November 10th, 2010.
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Highway 403 leads east from Highway 401 towards Brantford and Hamilton.  Click here for Highway 403 images.
Township of Norwich

County of Oxford

Westbound signage denoting the Highway 403 flyover.  This signage is quite unique; no other freeway flyovers are signed this way in Ontario.

Photo taken: March 17th, 2007.

Township of Norwich

County of Oxford
Advanced overhead signage for the Towerline Road interchange.  The Highway 403 flyover stands just beyond this overhead signage.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.
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Township of Norwich

County of Oxford
Partial advanced signage denoting the exit to Towerline Road.  This was one of the first modern partial overhead gantry to be erected over an Ontario highway.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.
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Township of Norwich

County of Oxford

Highway 401 looking west from the Towerline Road overpass.  For several years in the 1980s, Towerline bridged the gap for the uncompleted Highway 403 until the large freeway to freeway interchange was completed in 1987.  Click here for an additional view of the widened highway, taken April, 2008.

 

Upper photo taken: April 16th, 2004.

 

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.



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Highway 401 is being widened in the vicinity of the Towerline Road interchange.  Click here for more information and photos (Coming Soon!).
Township of Norwich

County of Oxford

Two views looking easterly from the Towerline Road overpass towards the Highway 2 interchange.  Click here for an additional view of the widened highway, taken April, 2008.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.


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Township of Norwich

County of Oxford
Eastbound signage approaching the Highway 2 interchange.  When this sign was first erected, it featured an erroneous 'exit' block underneath of the arrow.  Click here for this same view taken in April, 2008.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.
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Township of Norwich

County of Oxford
Easterly view at the off-ramp to Highway 2.  The Highway 2 interchange was converted to a five ramp partial cloverleaf from a full cloverleaf when Highway 401 was widened to six lanes through eastern Woodstock in 2007-2008.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.
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Highway 2 once served the same purpose as Highway 401 before the freeway era.  It is now a series of County Roads.  Click here for Highway 2 images.
Click here for Woodstock to Cambridge Images

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Photos shown in this table are arranged from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Photo Description Photo
Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

View looking northeasterly at the Highway 74/401 interchange.  This interchange is located just east of London's eastern City Limits at approximately kilometre 195.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.

Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

Another view of the Highway 74/401 partial-cloverleaf interchange.  Before Highway 401 was widened to six-lanes in this area in the mid 1990s, Highway 74 met the 401 at a parclo A4 interchange.  When constructed in the 1950s, this was the only interchange on this stretch of Highway 401 between two provincial highways not to be constructed as a full cloverleaf.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 70kb.
Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

Looking northwesterly at the Dorchester Road interchange along Highway 401.  Dorchester Road is located at kilometre marker 199.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.

Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

View looking northeasterly towards the Highway 73/401 interchange.  This interchange is located at kilometre marker 203.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 80kb.

Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

A more centralized view of the Highway 73/401 interchange.  Notice the grading for the former loop ramps at this interchange.  Like most other interchanges between two highways between London and Woodstock, this was originally a cloverleaf interchange.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 80kb.
Municipality of Thames Centre

County of Middlesex

View looking northwesterly at Highway 401 at the Putnam Road interchange.  The Putnam Road interchange was the only originally Highway 401 interchange not to be drastically changed when the 401 was widened to six lanes between London and Woodstock.  The interchange wasn't reconfigured because of the railway line that follows the east side of Putnam Road.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.
South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking northwesterly at the Culloden Road interchange along Highway 401.  Culloden Road is located at roughly kilometre marker 216.  Interchange improvements were made at the Culloden Road interchange during the 2006 construction season, after this photo was taken.|
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.
South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking northwesterly at the Highway 19/401 diamond interchange.  The former graded ramps from the original cloverleaf interchange have become quite obscured in the years since the interchange was reconfigured to a diamond.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.
South-West Oxford - Ingersoll Boundary

County of Oxford

View looking northwesterly at the Highway 19/401 interchange near Ingersoll.  This interchange is located in the vicinity of kilometre marker 218.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.

Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

View looking south towards the Foldens Line interchange along Highway 401.  Foldens Line is located at kilometre marker 222.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 50kb.

Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

A view of the westbound service centre at Beachville and the Foldens Line interchange.  Notice the very close proximity of the interchange and the service station.  Because the vintage 1950s overpass was not replaced when the Foldens Line interchange was constructed in the early 1980s, a diamond interchange had to be constructed, necessitating the close proximity to the service centre.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 55kb.
Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

Looking southerly towards the eastbound Service Centre at Beachville.  Both the westbound and eastbound service centre's offer travelers a Wendy's Tim Horton's, and an Esso gas station.  The westbound centre also features a Mr. Sub and a Nicolby's Express.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 50kb.
Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

A close up perspective of the eastbound service centre at Beachville.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 60kb.

Township of South-West Oxford

County of Oxford

Looking down upon the overpass where Dodge Line crosses Highway 401 just west of Woodstock.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 55kb.

South-West Oxford - Woodstock Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking down upon the Sweaburg Road interchange in Western Woodstock.  Sweaburg Road is located at kilometre marker 230.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 60kb.

South-West Oxford - Woodstock Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking southeast at the 401/Sweaburg Road interchange.  Before the Sweaburg Road interchange was reconstructed in the early 1990s, the exit ramps followed much of the pre-401 Sweaburg Road alignment (visible on the near side of the current road in the photo) and met the 401 with very tight corners (much like the sharp ramps at the nearby Towerline Road interchange).
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 70kb.
City of Woodstock Looking west towards the Highway 59 and Highway 403 interchanges.  Highway 401 skirts around the south side of Woodstock.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 75kb.

City of Woodstock Looking south towards the Highway 59/401 interchange.  Before Highway 401 was six-laned in the early 1990s, Highway 59 met the 401 at a very tight cloverleaf interchange.  Unlike most other cloverleaf's that were converted to diamonds, the remaining ramps at this interchange were fairly heavily realigned.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 75kb.
City of Woodstock Another view of the Highway 59/401 interchange.  Highway 401 was widened to six lanes through Woodstock in 1992.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 75kb.

City of Woodstock Looking southerly overtop Woodstock at Highway 401 and both the Highway 59 and Sweaburg Road interchanges.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.

City of Woodstock Looking westerly along Highway 401 from overtop of the Highway 59 interchange.  Highway 401 disappears from view at roughly the Middlesex County Line.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 55kb.

City of Woodstock Looking southerly overtop Woodstock at Highway 401 and both the Highway 59 and Sweaburg Road interchanges.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 65kb.

City of Woodstock Looking westerly along Highway 401 from overtop of the Highway 59 interchange.  Highway 401 disappears from view at roughly the Middlesex County Line.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 55kb.

Woodstock - Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking southeasterly towards both the Highway 403 interchange (right) and Towerline Road interchange (left).

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 60kb.

Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking down upon the Highway 401/Towerline Road interchange.  This interchange will be reconfigured to a more standard and modern interchange starting this year.  This work is part of the project to widen Highway 401 to 6-lanes from Highway 403 easterly to just east of Highway 2.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 45kb.
Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking northeasterly towards the Highway 2/401 cloverleaf.  Highway 401 will be widened to 6-lanes from Highway 403 to roughly the start of the grassed median beyond the Highway 2 interchange.  Click here for more detailed construction information and photos.  (Coming Soon!)
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 60kb.
Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking east through the Highway 2/401 cloverleaf.  This is the last example of two divided highways meeting at a cloverleaf interchange in Ontario.  Construction is currently underway to reconstruct this interchange into a standard 5-ramp parclo.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 85kb.
Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

A zoomed in perspective of the Highway 2/401 cloverleaf interchange looking southeast.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 75kb.

Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking southeasterly through the Highway 2/401.  This photo shows the western extent of the 1930s divided Highway 2, as well as the Highway 53/403 interchange in the distance.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 110kb.

Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking westerly through the Highway 2/401 cloverleaf.  Notice the large cleared area in the upper right of this photo.  This is the future site of a Toyota manufacturing facility.

Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 105kb.

Norwich - Blandford-Blenhiem Boundary

County of Oxford

Looking southwesterly towards the Highway 2/401 cloverleaf.  Notice the construction in the nearest quadrant of the interchange.  Temporary ramps are being constructed while the Highway 2 and CNR overpasses are being replaced and rehabilitated during the 6-laning project.
Photo taken: April 28th, 2006.  Size: 95kb.

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