It stretches 828 kilometres (514 mi) from Windsor in the west to the Ontario–Quebec border in the east.
The part of Highway 401 that passes through Toronto is North America's busiest highway, Together with Quebec Autoroute 20, it forms the road transportation backbone of the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor, along which over half of Canada's population resides and is also a Core Route in the National Highway System of Canada.
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At the end of 1968, the Gananoque–Brockville section was bypassed and the final intersection grade-separated near Kingston, making Highway 401 a freeway for its entire 817.9-km length.
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