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Near Mallorytown in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Macdonald Cartier Freeway

 
 
The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2018
1. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates the completion of the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401), the longest freeway operated without tolls by a single highway authority in North America.

Covering 510 miles between Windsor on the United States border and the Ontario-Quebec boundary, it serves the richest economic region in Canada.

In January, 1965, it was named by The Honourable John P. Robarts, Prime Minister of Ontario, in honour of the two founding architects of the Confederation of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier.

This site is located on the last section of construction consisting of 15 miles between Ivy lea and Highway 2, which was completed on October 11, 1968.
 
Erected by Ontario Department of Highways.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 44° 30.323′ N, 75° 50.136′ W. Marker is near Mallorytown, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is on Provincial Highway

The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2018
2. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker
401, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the eastbound travel plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mallorytown South Travel Plaza, Be/Exits 675 & 687, Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); The “Remembrance Road” Memorial (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 4 kilometers away); Canada's First Glassworks (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Crossover Island (approx. 5.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Mallorytown Glass Works (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); The Thousand Islands (approx. 6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mallorytown.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Ontario Highway 401 at Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2018
3. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker
At the Mallorytown South Travel Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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