Two memorial plaques that were reported stolen from the Highway of Heroes have been located.

Police confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the plaques were removed from a Highway 401 overpass for maintenance work.

Toronto police Det. Matthew Routh said the plaques were found in the yard of the engineering firm responsible for maintaining the overpass.

He said there was no malicious intent in their removal.

The plaques were reported stolen between last December and January.

Plaques posted along the highway between Toronto and CFB Trenton are used to commemorate Canadian soldiers who were killed while serving in Afghanistan.

The plaques are sponsored by private and corporate donations.