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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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Continued from Windsor to Chatham Pictures
Highway 77 runs south of Highway 401 to Highway 3 at Leamington.  Click here for Highway 77 images.
Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Looking east from the Highway 77 overpass.  Highway 77 is located roughly at kilometre marker 48.  The Highway 77 interchange was significantly realigned during the Highway 401 reconstruction, from a low standard parclo-B, to a more modern configuration with a parclo-A on north of the 401, and a diamond to the south.  Click here for an earlier version of this photo, taken March, 2006. 
Photo taken: October 22nd, 2011.

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Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Heading westbound along Highway 401 approaching the Highway 77 interchange.

 

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.

Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Advanced signage for the upcoming Highway 77 interchange.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.

Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Highway 401 looking west from the Gracie Road overpass in Essex county.  The division between the first two stages of Highway 401 widening between Windsor and Tilbury took place just west of Gracie Road.  Sections east of Gracie Road were reconstructed in 2004, while sections west were left until 2005. Click here for an earlier version of this photo, taken March, 2006. 

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014. 


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Highway 401 was widened from four to six lanes between Highway 77 and Highway 2 between 2004 and 2005.  Click here for more information and photos.
Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Highway 401 looking east from the Gracie Road overpass.  Click here for an earlier version of this photo, taken March, 2006.

 

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.


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Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Eastbound advanced signage for the Highway 2 (Tilbury West) interchange.

Photo taken: May 22nd, 2014. 
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Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Signage at the off-ramp to Highway 2 (Tilbury West).

Photo taken: May 22nd, 2014.
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Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Looking west towards Windsor  from the Highway 2 overpass.  Click here for an earlier version of this photo, taken March, 2006.

 

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.


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Highway 2 meets Highway 401 at each end of Tilbury.  Highway 401 by-passes Tilbury just to the north of Highway 2.  Click here for Highway 2 images.
Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Looking east from the Highway 2 overpass located just to the west of Tilbury.  The 6-lane highway narrows to 4-lanes with a grassed median roughly 1km east of the Highway 2 interchange.  Click here for an earlier version of this photo, taken March, 2006.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.


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Town of Lakeshore

County of Essex

Driving west on Highway 401 at the Highway 2 (Essex Road 42) exit.  Overhead signage has been installed throughout the recently widened sections of Highway 401 throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent

1km advanced signage for the upcoming Highway 2 (since downloading, Essex Road 42) interchange.  Just beyond this sign, Highway 401 widens from 4- to 6- lanes.

 

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Easterly view approaching the Highway 2 interchange located to the east of Tilbury.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.
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Municipality of Chatham-Kent The off-ramp to Highway 2 east of Tilbury departs the mainline lanes of Highway 401 just beyond the grade separation.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014. 
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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking westerly from the Highway 2 interchange located at the eastern end of the Tilbury Bypass.  Highway 2 provides the only access to and from Tilbury and Chatham-Kent Road 1 from Highway 401.  This was likely done to minimize disruption to existing businesses along Highway 2 when the Tilbury bypass was first constructed in 1961.
Picture taken: October 17th, 2005.

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Highway 2 is the predecessor to Highway 401 running parallel to the highway for most of its length.  Click here for Highway 2 images (Coming Soon!)
Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking east from the Highway 2 interchange located east of Tilbury.  The eastern Highway 2 interchange is located roughly at kilometre marker 63.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent View looking westerly towards the Highway 2 (Chatham-Kent Road 2, Queens Line) Road interchange.  Notice the vintage railings on the overpass over Highway 401.  Vintage structures crossing the 401 through Chatham-Kent are becoming rarer and rarer as every year more and more vintage structures are rehabilitated.
Picture taken: March 17th, 2006..

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent 1km advanced sign for the Highway 2 interchange.  The Highway 2 - Tilbury East interchange is situated in the middle of a very long reversing curve.

Picture taken: March 17th, 2006.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent View looking westerly towards Tilbury from the Merlin Road overpass.  Notice the vintage railings on the eastbound watercourse crossing.  Interestingly, the westbound (and rehabilitated bridge) was constructed later then the eastbound bridge.  Between Tilbury and London, Highway 401 opened first as a two-lane at-grade highway.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent View looking east along Highway 401 from the Merlin Road overpass.  Merlin Road is located at roughly kilometre marker 69.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking west along a sweeping curve from the Drake Road overpass, southwest of Chatham.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent This is the opposing view from Drake Road.  Notice once again the older eastbound structure carrying Highway 401 overtop of the narrow watercourse has once again not been rehabilitated, while the newer westbound structure has been.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Looking west into the October sun from the Dillon Road overpass.

 

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent

View looking easterly from the Dillon Road overpass.

 

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent

The western view of Highway 401 from the Bloomfield Road overpass near Chatham.  Bloomfield Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 81.

 

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Highway 401 looking east from Bloomfield Road in Chatham.  For many years Bloomfield Road was an MTO maintained highway.  Hwy 7116, (a secret designation) existed from Highway 401 northerly to Park Avenue in Chatham.  Hwy 7116 was apparently decommissioned in 1997.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2004.


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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Overhead sign for the Bloomfield Road interchange.  Bloomfield Road meets Highway 401 at a parclo B-2 interchange.  Several parclo-B style interchanges were constructed along Highway 401 between Tilbury and London.
Picture taken: October 17th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent View looking westerly along Highway 401 from Charing Cross Road.  Charing Cross Road is located at roughly kilometre marker 85.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent View looking easterly from the Charing Cross Road overpass.

Picture taken: October 17th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking west from the Highway 40 interchange.  Highway 40 has a comparatively low-standard interchange compared to most of those between two highways through Southwestern Ontario.  This is because Highway 40 was not extended south of Chatham until after Highway 401 had been constructed.
Picture taken: October 17th, 2005.

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Highway 40 leads North-South between Blenheim and Sarnia.  Click here for Highway 40 images.
Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking easterly along Highway 401 from the Highway 40 overpass near Chatham.  Highway 40 is located near kilometre marker 90. 

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Exit signage for Highway 40 along the westbound 401.

Picture taken: March 17th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Advanced signage approaching the Highway 40 interchange along Highway 401.

Picture taken: March 17th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking west towards Chatham from the Harwich Road overpass.  Harwich Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 94.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking east towards London from the Harwich Road overpass.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking westerly along Highway 401 towards Chatham and Windsor from the Mull Road overpass.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent This view looks easterly from the Mull Road overpass along Highway 401.  Mull Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 97.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking westerly from the Kent Bridge Road overpass.  Kent Bridge Road is located at roughly kilometre marker 101.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking easterly along Highway 401 from the Kent Bridge Road overpass.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent View looking west from the Scane Road overpass.  The Scane Road overpass was rehabilitated during the 2005 construction season.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking east from the Scane Road overpass.  Scane Road is located in the vicinity of kilometre marker 105.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Eastbound advanced signage for the ramp to the former Highway 21.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.
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Municipality of Chatham-Kent View as the ramp to the former Highway 21 departs from the eastbound lanes of Highway 401.

Photo taken: June 15th, 2014.
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Municipality of Chatham-Kent Looking west from the Highway 21 (now Chatham-Kent Road 17/21) overpass.  Highway 21 is located approximately at kilometre marker 109.

Picture taken: October 18th, 2005.

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Highway 21 runs the very long distance from Highway 3 northerly to Owen Sound.  Click here for Highway 21 images.
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