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

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Highway 25 is the main street through Milton, and prior to being downloaded in 1998 stretched from the QEW in Oakville to Highway 89 west of Shelburne.  Click here for Highway 25 images.
Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Highway 401 looking east from the Highway 25 overpass in Milton.  Highway 25 is located at kilometre marker 320.  Click here to jump to the view looking west from the Highway 25 overpass.

Photo taken: October 10th, 2009.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking westerly from the Steeles Avenue overpass in Milton.  Steeles Avenue is located roughly at kilometre marker 322.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking east towards Toronto from the Steeles Avenue overpass.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking west from the James Snow Parkway interchange.  James Snow was Ontario's minister of Transportation and Communications between 1975 and 1985 during Bill Davis' tenure as premier of Ontario.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking east from the James Snow Parkway interchange in Milton.  James Snow Parkway is located roughly at kilometre marker 324.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking west towards Milton from the Sixth Line Road overpass.  This photo highlights the truck inspection stations that are located between Mississauga and Milton.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking east towards Toronto from the Sixth Line Road overpass.  The 401 crosses Middle Sixteen Mile Creek in this photo.  Notice that the 1950s vintage railings have been blocked off with jersey barrier.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking westerly from the Trafalgar Road overpass along Highway 401.  The Niagara Escarpment looms in the background of this photo, just beyond Milton.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking east towards Toronto from the Trafalgar Road overpass.  Trafalgar Road is located at exit number 328.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Eastern side of the Trafalgar Road overpass.  This overpass was rehabilitated during the 2011 construction season.

Photo taken: September 23rd, 2007.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Ground mounted signage in advance of the Highway 407 interchange.

Photo taken: July 2nd, 2010.
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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Advanced signage for the ramp from the eastbound 401 to westbound Highway 407.  Interestingly, this overhead sign uses an older (now obsolete) style of arrow despite being a fairly recently manufactured sign.

Photo taken: July 2nd, 2010

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Overhead gantry for the westbound Highway 407 from eastbound Highway 401.  The eastbound Highway 407 exit is 800m ahead.  The Highway 407 exit, is located at kilometre marker 330, and is forms the western ring road for the City of Mississauga.
Photo taken: July 2nd, 2010.
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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Advanced signage for the ramp to Highway 407-East.  This is a very heavily used off-ramp.  Despite the high cost of using Highway 407, the highway is extremely well utilized, particularly during peak periods.

Photo taken: July 2nd, 2010.
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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

View looking westerly along Highway 401 from the Highway 407 overpass.  Note the extra westbound lane built in 2007 between Highway 407 and Trafalgar Road.

Photo taken: September 23rd, 2007.

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Highway 407 is a tolled by-pass of the Greater Toronto Area.  Click here for Highway 407-West images and here for Highway 407-East images.
City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Signage fore the high-speed flyover from the eastbound 401 to eastbound Highway 407.

Photo taken: July 2nd, 2010.

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Town of Halton Hills

Regional Municipality of Halton

Looking west from the Ninth Line overpass in western Mississauga.  Just west of Ninth Line, the mainline Highway 407 lanes cross overtop of the 401.  Considering the complexity of the 401/407 interchange, it is quite surprising that is has but a two-levels.
Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Halton Hills - Mississauga Boundary

Halton - Peel Boundary

This photo showcases the Highway 401 east from the Ninth Line.  Ninth Line crosses over the 401 in the middle of the 401/407 interchange.  This photo highlights the high-speed flyover ramp that leads eastbound 401 travelers to the eastbound 407.  Also, notice the tight loop ramp located in the left-hand portion of the picture.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Halton Hills - Mississauga Boundary

Halton - Peel Boundary

Exit signage at the westbound ramp to Highway 407.

Photo taken: July 10th, 2014.

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Halton Hills - Mississauga Boundary

Halton - Peel Boundary

Advanced signage denoting the exit to Highway 407 from the westbound 401.  Only the westbound 407 is accessible from the westbound 401.

Photo taken: July 10th, 2014.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking west from the Winston Churchill Boulevard overpass towards the Highway 407 interchange.  Notice Highway 407 running roughly parallel to Highway 401 through the right side of the photo.
Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking easterly from the Winston Churchill Boulevard overpass.  East of Winston Churchill Boulevard, the land surrounding Highway 401 is consistently urbanized for the next 70km.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Highway 401 looking west from the Mississauga Road overpass.  Mississauga Road is located at kilometre marker 336.  The Mississauga Road overpass and interchange were both recently reconstructed in advance of a core-distributor system extension west of Highway 410.
Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking east along Highway 401 from the Mississauga Road overpass.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking west towards the Mississauga Road interchange and the Mississauga CPR overhead from the Creditview Road overpass.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Highway 401 looking east from the Creditview Road overpass.  Creditview Road is located roughly at kilometre marker 337.  This picture showcases where highway 401 crosses the Credit River Valley.  The Credit River Valley is fairly subdued through Northern Mississauga, unlike the deep valley that the QEW passes over.
Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking west along Highway 401 across the Credit River valley from the Second Line West overpass.  Second Line Road is located at roughly kilometre marker 339.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.  Size: 40kb.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Highway 401 looking east from the Second Line West overpass towards the Mavis Road interchange.  The Mavis Road interchange was completed in late 1999.  The Mavis Road overpass was designed so that the abutments can be removed, allowing the structure to be elongated to support a C/D underneath the overpass.
Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.  Size: 45kb.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

This view looks westerly towards the Second Line overpass.  The Second Line overpass will be demolished in coming years to make way for a highway widening project.  This four span arch bridge looks to be in ailing condition as crews have completed various concrete patches to repair spalling concrete in lieu of a full scale rehabilitation.
Photo taken: May 17th, 2012.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Close-up view of the Mavis Road overpass.

Photo taken: May 17th, 2012 

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking westerly from the Mavis Road overpass towards the Second Line West overpass and the Credit River Valley.  Notice the rather odd railing design on the Second Line West overpass.  Railings like this were used extensively on the stretch of the 401 between Milton and Mississauga that opened in 1959.
Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking east towards the McLaughlin Road overpass from Mavis Road.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking westerly towards the Mavis Road interchange from the McLaughlin Road overpass.  The McLaughlin Road overpass will be replaced during the 2007 construction season, as a precursor to a series of projects that will see Highway 401 widened through Mississauga.  The lower photo shows construction underway to elongate the Mavis Road overpass which is a precursor to a larger contract to extend the collector lanes westerly from Hurontario Street to the Credit River bridge.

Upper photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: August 19th, 2014.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

View looking easterly from the McLaughlin Road overpass towards Hurontario Street.  The upper two photos show Highway 401 with a 1970s era cross-section that was typical of virtually all freeways in Ontario constructed or widened during the 1960s and 1970s.  Virtually all urban freeways in Ontario used to look like this before they were retrofitted with tall-wall barrier and high-mast lighting.  While high mast lighting and tall-wall barrier are an improved design from an operational standpoint, it is unfortunate that Ontario's freeways are losing their past character as they are reconstructed.  It is also unfortunate that truss lighting is not being used in new applications not suitable for high-mast lighting.  The lower photo shows the cross-section of Highway 401 after the highway was widened to twelve lanes through the Hurontario Street interchange.

Upper photos taken: May 12th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: August 19th, 2014.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Drivers view driving east towards the Hurontario Street interchange.  Highway 10 followed Hurontario Street until it was downloaded in 1998.

Photo taken: March 27th, 2006.

City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking westerly from the Hurontario Street (Highway 10) overpass in Mississauga.  In the upper, pre-widening photo, notice the somewhat elongated configuration of this interchange.  The elongated shape is due to the interchange ramps not being realigned when this interchange was converted from a cloverleaf design into a parclo A-4 type.  The middle photo shows the highway during the construction project that saw collector lanes pushed through the Hurontario Street interchange.  Additional photos taken during this construction project are available on the construction focus page.  Finally, the lower photo shows Highway 401 after the construction to add collector lanes through the Hurontario Street interchange had been completed.

Upper photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

Middle photo taken: December 10th, 2011.

Lower photo taken: August 19th, 2014.

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Hurontario Street carried the Highway 10 designation until it 1998 when all urban sections of the Highway were transferred to local municipalities.  Click here for Highway 10 images.
Highway 401 is being widened from six to twelve lanes between 2009 and 2013 through Hurontario Street.  Click here for more information and photos.
City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Looking east along Highway 401 from the Highway 10 overpass.  Highway 10 is located at roughly kilometre marker 342.  Now that the highway has been widened to twelve lanes, the cross-section that is pictured in the upper photo, before the widening project started is almost unrecognizable compared to the lower photo.

Upper photo taken: May 12th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: August 19th, 2014.

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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Westbound signage approaching both the express and collector lane off-ramps to Hurontario Street.

Upper (Express Lanes) photo taken: July 10th, 2014.

Lower (Collector Lanes) photo taken: September 10th, 2011.


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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Westbound views in both the express and collector lanes approaching the Hurontario Street overpass.  The third westbound express lanes exits at the Hurontario Street interchange.  In the future, when the collector lanes are extended further west through the Mavis Road interchange, an HOV lane will begin in the express lanes at this off-ramp.  The HOV lane is envisioned as far west as the Highway 24 interchange in Cambridge.

Upper (Express Lanes) photo taken: July 10th, 2014.

Lower (Collector Lanes) photo taken: September 10th, 2011.


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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Signage in the eastbound collector lanes for the ramp to Highway 410.  Click here for a photo of the advanced signage before the ramp to Highway 410 taken in March, 2006, before Highway 401 was widened to twelve lanes.
Photo taken: August 19th, 2014.
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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Signs in both the express and collector lanes approaching the Highway 410 interchange.  There is no direct ramp from the eastbound express lanes to Highway 410, so the express lanes are only signed with a pre-advanced for the upcoming Airport basketweave.  Click here for a photo of the sign at the ramp to Highway 410 taken in March, 2006, before Highway 401 was widened to twelve lanes.

Upper photo taken: October 14th, 2013.

Lower photo taken: August 19th, 2014. 


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City of Mississauga

Regional Municipality of Peel

Highway 401 looking west from the Kennedy Road overpass in Mississauga.  Kennedy Road is located roughly at kilometer marker 343, just to the west of the Highway 401/403/410 mega-interchange.  Click here to jump to the view looking east from the Kennedy Road overpass.

Upper photo taken: June 24th, 2008.

Lower photo taken: August 19th, 2014.

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