The Macdonald Cartier Freeway
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.
Location. 44° 30.323′ N, 75° 50.136′ W. Marker is near Mallorytown, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is on Provincial Highway 401, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mallorytown South Travel Plaza, Be/Exits 675 & 687, Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 4 kilometers away);
Also see . . . Ontario Highway 401 at Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.