Ontario Highway 401
Ontario Highway 401, also called King's Highway 401, is a provincial highway in southern Ontario, Canada. It is 828.0 kilometres (514.5 miles) long. It starts near Ontario's border with Quebec, where the road is called Quebec Autoroute 20. The western end of the highway is in Windsor.
|Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario|
|Length||828.0 km (514.5 mi)|
Extended June 28 and November 21, 2015
|West end||Ojibway Parkway in Windsor|
|East end||A-20 towards Montreal, QC|
|Major cities||Windsor, London, Kitchener, Mississauga, Toronto, Oshawa, Kingston and Cornwall|
Construction on the highway started in 1947. By 1952, three different parts of the highway were finished, with the three parts connected by 1964. In 2013, another part of the highway was started. This part would extend the highway to the Gordie Howe International Bridge at the Canadian-U.S. border near Detroit.
In 2008, part of the highway between Trenton and Toronto was called the "Highway of Heroes". This was because many Canadian soldiers who were killed overseas arrived at the Trenton airforce base. Their bodies were then transported along the highway to Toronto.
- ↑ Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2008). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
- ↑ Ministry of Transportation and Communications (1972). pp. 8–9.
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