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The 410 and Courtneypark Drive
Highway 410 is a 400-Series highway in Ontariomarker, Canadamarker that connects Highways 401 and 403 to Highway 10, through Greater Toronto's western suburbs of Mississaugamarker and Bramptonmarker. Its total length is slightly over 20 km.

A notable feature of Highway 410 is the four-level interchange with Highways 401 and 403 which includes a spectacular flyover ramp from Highway 401 eastbound to Highway 410 northbound. From Highway 401 to Steeles Avenue, Highway 410 has a wide grassy median with the capacity to add two lanes per direction.

History

Ontario Premier Bill Davis, who was known as "Brampton Billy", initiated Highway 410 during his administration. The first step in the 1970s was redirecting of Highway 403's (Mississauga section) eastern terminus towards Highway 401 instead of having it continue towards Highway 427 as originally planned. Highway 410 was then added to the 401-403 junction as a partial interchange with Highway 401 (eastbound only) and the rest of Highway 410 was constructed as a two-lane freeway. By the early 1980s, the northern part of Highway 410 from Clark Boulevard to Bovaird Drive was a limited-access 4 lane expressway; Clark Boulevard and Queen Street were the original interchanges at the time.

In the late eighties and early 1990s, Highway 410 was expanded concurrent with the construction of Highway 407. The freeway was widened to 6 lanes south of Clark Boulevard, with much of the work involving the twinning of the existing carriageway which was later redesignated as the northbound lanes. High-mast lighting was installed and new interchanges were added with Courtneypark Drive and Derry Road; the latter which was designed to accommodate the Highway 407 clover-stack junction undergoing construction nearby. In the late 1990s, Highway 410 was widened from 4 to 6 lanes north of Clark Boulevard.

The Ministry of Transportation planned in the late 1990s for Highway 410 to replace the Highway 403 designation for the latter's Mississauga segment, after deciding that the Mississauga-Hamilton gap would be built as the toll Highway 407 instead of a Highway 403 extension; that would have eliminated confusion with the now disconnected Highway 403 segment from Woodstock to Hamilton. This was later rejected as the change would potentially confuse motorists accustomed to the original number which had been in use since 1982. Besides, Highway 403 is an east-west freeway for the most part, while Highway 410 runs north-south (and is intended to maintain that orientation for future extensions). In the end, it was decided that the Queen Elizabeth Way between the two 403 segments would be co-signed with Highway 403 instead.

Northward view of the Highway 410 extension, showing the northward extension of the highway when it was under construction (ca. 2007).


In November, 2009, the northerly extension of Highway 410 (to Highway 10 just north of the Caledon/Brampton border) was completed.

Long-term plans

There are long-term plans for Highway 410 to continue on to Orangevillemarker, Shelburnemarker and Owen Soundmarker. This differs from the other north-south 400-series Highways in the Greater Toronto Area, as 427, 400 and 404 run parallel but 410 does not.

Volume information (2005)

Lane configurations from south to north

Section Travel Lanes
Highway 401 to Derry Road (Peel Regional Road 5) 3 Lanes Southbound, 4 Lanes Northbound
Derry Road to Steeles Avenue (Peel Regional Road 15) 3 lanes in each direction
Steeles Avenue to Clark Boulevard 4 lanes in each direction
Clark Boulevard to Bovaird Drive 3 lanes in each direction
Bovaird Drive to Highway 10 2 lanes in each direction


Exit list

Location Destinations Notes
Mississaugamarker Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Courtneypark Drive East Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Bramptonmarker
Clark Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance
South end of RR 107 concurrency
Williams Parkway
North end of RR 107 concurrency
Sandalwood Parkway
Brampton-Caledon Boundary Opened September, 2007
Caledonmarker Hurontario Street and Valleywood Boulevard Opened November, 2009
Transition from divided highway to 4-lane roadway


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