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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Westerly view at the off-ramp to Highway 2.

Photo taken: March 29th, 2016.
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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Westbound advanced signage for the ramp to Highway 2 along the eastern side of Woodstock.

Photo taken: March 29th, 2016.
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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Looking west towards Woodstock from Blandford Line.  Blandford Line is located about 3km east of the Highway 2 interchange near Woodstock, at approximately kilometre marker 241.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012. 

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Looking east from Blandford Line towards Cambridge.  In the upper photo, notice how quickly traffic has begun to bunch together along the highway east of Woodstock where it formerly narrowed from six to four lanes.  MTO widened this stretch of Highway 401 to six lanes beginning in 2008 with construction complete in 2011.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

View looking westerly from the Oxford Road 22 overpass.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Looking easterly around a long curve from the Oxford Road 22 overpass.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012. 

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

View looking westerly through the Oxford Road 22 overpass.  Both the Oxford Road 22 and the Blandford Road overpasses have distinctive piers that are in the shape of a 'W'.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Advanced signage for the Oxford Road 29 interchange.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.
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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Eastbound overhead signage at the ramp to Oxford Road 29.  The elegant two span arched rigid frame bridge that carries Oxford Road 29 over the freeway is visible in the distance.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012.
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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

View looking westerly from the Oxford Road 29 overpass.  As part of the highway widening project, the loop ramp that carried traffic from Oxford Road 29 to the eastbound 401 was removed and replaced with a directional ramp.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012. 

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Highway 401 looking east from the Oxford Road 29 overpass.  The eastbound carriageway was realigned immediately to the east of the Oxford Road 29 overpass in order to broaden the pictured curve.  Broadening the eastbound curve allowed for a wider inner westbound shoulder, which improved sightlines for drivers navigating the curve.  Several curves were broadened between Woodstock and Cambridge as part of the 2008-2011 construction project.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012 

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

View at the westbound off-ramp to Oxford Road 29.

Photo taken: March 29th, 2016.
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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

View looking westerly approaching the Oxford Road 29 interchange.

Photo taken: March 29th, 2016.
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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Looking westerly from the Oxford Road 3 overpass.  Just west of Oxford Road 3 marked the western boundary of contract # 2005-3031, which saw Highway 401 widened from 4- to 6-lanes complete with the installation of a concrete tallwall barrier in the highway median, from Oxford Road 3 easterly to the North Dumfries / Cambridge city limit.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

View looking easterly from the Oxford Road 3 overpass.

Photo taken: July 21st, 2012. 

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Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Looking easterly along Highway 401 as the highway traverses a narrow ravine between Oxford Road 3 and Blenheim Road.

Photo taken: November 10th, 2010. 

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Highway 401 is being widened through northeastern Oxford County in 2006-2007.  Click here for more information and photos.
Township of Blandford Blenheim

County of Oxford

Looking west from the Trussler Road overpass towards the Nith River bridge on Highway 401.  The Ninth River bridge was rehabilitated and widened in the late 1990s to accommodate a six-lane highway.

Photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly towards Cambridge from the Trussler Road overpass.  Trussler Road is located in the vicinity of kilometre marker 261.  Notice the emergency entrances to the freeway that were constructed as part of the 2007/08 reconstruction.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Views looking westerly towards the Trussler Road overpass from the Northumberland Road overpass.

Upper photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012. 

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking east from the Northumberland Road overpass.  Northumberland Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 262.  The eastern limits of Contract #2005-3031 were located just beyond the pictured curve.

Photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: July 21st, 2012.

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Eastbound advanced signage for the Cedar Creek Drive interchange.

Photo taken: July 25th, 2014.
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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Signage at the eastbound off-ramp to Cedar Creek Drive.

Photo taken: July 25th, 2014. 
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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking west from the Cedar Creek Drive (Waterloo Road 97) overpass.  As part of the 401 widening project that was completed in 2004, this interchange underwent a major reconfiguration.
Photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking east from the Cedar Creek Drive overpass.  This section of Highway 401 (from Cedar Creek Drive easterly to Homer Watson Boulevard) was widened to 6-lanes in 2004.  Cedar Creek Drive is located at kilometre marker 268.
Photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking west from the Roseville Road overpass.  In 2004, when the highway was widened, this long curve east of Roseville Road was notably broadened.  Notice the old graded alignment to the left of the current highway.  Because of the terrain, an extra-wide right shoulder was also constructed in the westbound carriageway to improve sightlines.
Photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

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Township of North Dumfries

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking east from the Roseville Road overpass.  Roseville Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 271.

Photo taken: September 9th, 2005.

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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Advanced signage for the Homer Watson Boulevard interchange.

Photo taken: July 25th, 2014.
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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly as the ramp to Homer Watson and Fountain Boulevard's departs the freeway.  Travelers along Highway 401 would be hard pressed to forget which road they were traveling on in Southwestern Region with the amount of pull-through reassurance signage that has appeared along the freeway of late.
Photo taken: July 25th, 2014.
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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking west from the Homer Watson Boulevard overpass.  The Homer Watson Boulevard interchange was extensively reconfigured during the 2006/07 construction seasons.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2013.

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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

A single overhead sign at the Homer Watson interchange enhances the suburban feel of this part of Kitchener and Cambridge.

Photo taken: April 25th, 2008.

Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Looking east from Homer Watson towards the new pedestrian overpass thank links Doon Valley Drive to Morningside Drive.

Photo taken: July 24th, 2013.


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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking east from the Doon Valley Pedestrian overpass towards the Homer Watson Boulevard interchange.  Interestingly, high-mast lighting and overhead signage was installed during the Homer Watson interchange reconstruction, yet was not installed during the Townline Road interchange project finished in 2006, a few kilometres easterly.
Photo taken: April 25th, 2008.

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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 crosses the Grand River atop two high level structures just west of Highway 8.

Photo taken: April 25th, 2008.

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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View of the signage for Old Highway 8-East.  Highway 8 is known as King Street in Kitchener and through Preston in Cambridge.  It is known as Shantz Hill Road for roughly 100m east of the Highway 401 interchange.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.
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Cambridge - Kitchener Boundary

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

The second exit for Highway 8- this one for Highway 8-West.  This is a very heavily used loop ramp -- the MTO is studying constructed a set of direct ramps linking the Highway 8 freeway directly to and from Highway 401-West.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.
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City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking west towards the Highway 8 flyover from Fountain Drive.  At this interchange, both old conventional Highway 8, and the Highway 8 Bypass (Highway 7187) are accessible.  The Bypass is currently only accessible from the westbound lanes.
Photo taken: September 18th, 2005.

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City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Highway 401 looking east from the Fountain Road overpass.  Fountain Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 279.

Photo taken: September 18th, 2005.


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Highway 8 leads east and west of Highway 401 to Hamilton and Stratford.  Click here for Highway 8 images.
City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Exit from the westbound 401 for Highway 8.  Both conventional Highway 8 (King Street) and the Highway 8 Bypass (Highway 7187) are accessible from this exit.  King Street exits from the left side of this slip ramp about 300m ahead.  Both the Fountain Road overpass and the Highway 7187 flyover are visible in the distance of this photo.
Photo taken: September 10th, 2011.
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City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Advanced signage for the upcoming Highway 8 interchange.  The Highway 8 interchange is quite busy as Highway 8 forms the major route from Highway 401 into Kitchener/Waterloo.  Kitchener/Waterloo has a combined population of 303,000 residents.
Photo taken: September 10th, 2011.
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City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Looking westerly along Highway 401 in Cambridge from Speedsville Road.

Photo taken: May 29th, 2010.


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City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking easterly from the Speedsville Road overpass in Cambridge.  Highway 401 passes over the top of the Speed River between Speesville Road and Highway 24.

Photo taken: May 29th, 2010.


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City of Cambridge

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

View looking westerly from the Highway 24 overpass in Cambridge.  Click here to jump to the view looking east from the Highway 24 overpass.

Photo taken: May 29th, 2010.


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