King's Highway 416 is a 400-series highway in the Canadian province of
Ontario that connects the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 417) in Ottawa
with Highway 401 between Brockville and Cornwall. The 76.4-kilometre-
long (47.5 mi) freeway is part of an important trade corridor between
New York and Eastern Ontario. It passes through a largely rural area,
except near its northern terminus where it enters the suburbs of Ottawa
(approach to Ottawa pictured). It had two distinct construction phases.
Highway 416 "North" was a 21-kilometre (13 mi) freeway starting from
an interchange at Highway 417 and bypassing the original route of
Highway 16 into Ottawa along a new right-of-way. Highway 416 "South"
was the twinning of 57 kilometres (35 mi) of Highway 16 New—a two-
lane expressway bypassing the original highway that was constructed
throughout the 1970s and finished in 1983—and the construction of a
new interchange with Highway 401. Sections of both opened throughout
the late 1990s. Highway 416 was commemorated as the Veterans Memorial
Highway on the 54th anniversary of D-Day in 1998. The final link was
officially opened by a World War I veteran and local officials on
September 23, 1999.
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