Quebec Autoroute 40

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Autoroute 40
Autoroute Félix-Leclerc
Metropolitan Expressway
Trans-Canada Highway
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length 347 km[2][3] (216 mi)
Existed 1959[1] – present
Major junctions
West end Highway 417 / TCH at the Ontario border near Pointe-Fortune
 
East end Route 138 / Route 368 in Quebec City
Location
Major cities Vaudreuil-Dorion, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Terrebonne, Charlemagne, Repentigny, Trois-Rivières, Quebec City
Highway system

Quebec provincial highways

A-35A-50

Autoroute 40, officially known as Autoroute Félix-Leclerc outside Montreal and Metropolitan Autoroute/Autoroute Métropolitaine within Montreal, is a freeway on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is one of the two major connections between Montreal and Quebec City, the other being Autoroute 20 on the south shore of the St. Lawrence. Autoroute 40 is currently 347 km (215.6 mi) long. Between the Ontario–Quebec boundary and the interchange with Autoroute 25, the route is signed as part of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Route description[edit]

Autoroute 40 at Boulevard des Sources in Dorval/Pointe-Claire, looking east into Dorval

The western terminus of Autoroute 40 is located at the Ontario–Quebec border, where it continues as Highway 417 towards Ottawa; the eastern terminus is in Boischatel, where it transitions into Route 138 at the end of the freeway.

The portion of Autoroute 40 from the Ontario border to Autoroute 25 is part of the Trans-Canada Highway. The Metropolitan Autoroute portion in Montreal is the busiest highway in Quebec, the busiest section of the Trans-Canada Highway, as well as the second busiest highway section overall in Canada after Highway 401 in Toronto.

History[edit]

Two sections of Autoroute 40 were not part of the original plans: The original intention was to bypass Trois-Rivières to the north (the existing A-40 through downtown would have been Autoroute 755 and the concurrency with Autoroute 55 would have been simply A-55). In addition, a different route was originally planned around Sainte-Foy (now in the west end of Quebec City) south of Jean Lesage International Airport (the existing 12 km (7 mi) segment of Autoroute 40 between St-Augustin and Autoroute 73 would have been the western end of Autoroute 440, thus explaining the exit numbering starting at 12). While the right-of-ways of both bypasses still exist and may still be developed in the future as congestion increases, there are no immediate plans to renew construction.

Some discussion of eastward extensions of A-40 into the Charlevoix region and beyond have taken place, most likely to Route 360 in Beaupré or even as far as Route 362 in La Malbaie since tourism in the region is increasing; however, that appears unlikely in the short term.

A 25 km (16 mi) stretch of the highway in Pointe-Claire, from roughly St. John's Boulevard, near Fairview Pointe-Claire Shopping Centre, to the turnaround loop, Senneville Road was used during the 1976 Summer Olympics for the men's road team time trial cycling race.[4] In 1997, the highway (apart from the portion served by the Metropolitan Autoroute) was renamed Autoroute Félix-Leclerc after the late Quebec artist and political activist Félix Leclerc.

Prior to 1997, Autoroute 40 east of Montreal had four different names, the first section was named Autoroute de la Rive-Nord (North Shore Autoroute) between Montréal and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (km 87 to 196, 209 to 296). A segment in Trois-Rivières east of Autoroute 55 that was named Autoroute de Francheville (Francheville Autoroute) (km 196 to 207). Between Saint-Augustin and Autoroute 73 in Quebec City (km 296 to 307) it was called Autoroute Charest. Finally, between the junction of Autoroute 73 and Autoroute 573 and its eastern end at Route 138 it was known as Autoroute de la Capitale, a name that is still commonly used by Quebec City residents.[5][6][better source needed]

Exit list[edit]

RegionLocationkm[2]miExitDestinationsNotes
Quebec / Ontario boundary0.00.0Continues as Highway 417 west (Trans-Canada Highway) – Ottawa
MontérégiePointe-Fortune1 Route 342 east – Pointe-FortuneStraddles the Ontario border; also signed as Exit 1 for Hwy 417.
Pointe-FortuneRigaud boundary2.71.72Montée Wilson – Pointe-Fortune
Rigaud6.23.96Montée de la Baie-Saint-Thomas
9.45.89 Route 342 – Rigaud
11.87.312 Route 342 – Rigaud
16.910.517 Route 201 (Montée Lavigne) – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Saint-Lazare22.013.722Hudson, Saint-Lazare
Vaudreuil-Dorion26.516.526 To Route 342 – Hudson, Saint-LazareEastbound access to Route 342
27.517.128 Route 342 – HudsonWestbound exit, eastbound entrance
32.620.332 A-30 east to A-20 / Highway 401 – Sorel-Tracy, TorontoExit 1 on A-30; former A-540
34.721.635Avenue Saint-Charles – Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
36.622.736Chemin Dumberry, Chemin des ChenauxWestbound exit, eastbound entrance
Lake of Two Mountains
(Lac des Deux Montagnes)
38.4–
40.3
23.9–
25.0
Pont de l’Île aux Tourtes
MontrealSenneville40.325.040Chemin de SennevilleWestbound exit, eastbound entrance
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue42.026.141Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Île-Perrot
44.727.844Boulevard Morgan
Kirkland47.829.749Chemin Sainte-Marie
50.031.150Boulevard Saint-Charles
Pointe-Claire52.932.952Boulevard Saint-Jean
Pointe-ClaireDorval boundary56.034.855Boulevard des Sources
Dollard-des-OrmeauxMontreal boundary57.635.858Boulevard Hymus, Boulevard Alfred-Nobel, Boulevard Henri-BourassaEastbound exit
Montreal59.9–
61.4
37.2–
38.2
60 A-13 – Lachine, Montreal Centre-Ville, Laval, P.E. Trudeau Airport, Mirabel AirportExit 6 on A-13
61.7–
63.1
38.3–
39.2
62Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu
Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Boulevard HymusWestbound exit
63.939.764Boulevard Cavendish
65.340.665 A-520 west (Autoroute Côte-de-Liesse) – P.E. Trudeau Airport
Boulevard Marcel-Laurin (Route 117 north)Eastbound exit
MontrealMount Royal boundary66.4–
67.1
41.3–
41.7
66 A-15 south (Autoroute Décarie) – Montreal Centre-Ville, Pont Champlain, New YorkDécarie Interchange
Exit 70 on A-15; west end of A-15 concurrency
West end of Metropolitan Autoroute
68.142.368Rue Stinson, Chemin Rockland, Boulevard de l'AcadieEastbound exit
69.2–
70.0
43.0–
43.5
70 A-15 (TCH) north (Autoroute des Laurentides) – Laval, Mirabel AirportExit 1 on A-15; east end of A-15 concurrency
Boulevard Marcel-Laurin (Route 117 north), Chemin RocklandWestbound exit
71 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Rue Saint-Denis (Route 335)Eastbound exit
Montreal71.144.271Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Boulevard de l'AcadieWestbound exit
72.445.073 Rue Saint-Hubert, Avenue Christophe-Colomb, Avenue Papineau (A-19 north)Eastbound exit
73.445.673 Avenue Christophe-Colomb, Rue Saint-Hubert, Rue Saint-Denis (Route 335)Westbound exit
74.246.174Rue d'IbervilleEastbound exit
75.146.775Boulevard Saint-Michel
Avenue Papineau (A-19 north)Westbound exit
75.747.076 Boulevard Pie-IX (Route 125), Boulevard ViauEastbound exit
77.147.977Boulevard LacordaireWestbound exit
78.248.676 Boulevard Lacordaire, Boulevard Viau, Boulevard Pie-IX (Route 125)Westbound exit
79.249.278Boulevard Langelier, Boulevard des Galeries-d'Anjou
80.3–
81.2
49.9–
50.5
80 A-25 (TCH) to A-20 – Laval, Tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Trans-Canada Highway follows A-25 south
Signed as exits 80-S (south) and 80-N (north); exit 8 on A-25
81.7–
83.1
50.8–
51.6
82Boulevard Roi-René, Boulevard Ray-Lawson
Montréal-Est82.951.583Boulevard Bourget, Avenue Marien, Boulevard Saint-Jean-BaptisteEastbound exit, westbound entrance
Montreal86.753.987 Boulevard Tricentenaire, Rue Sherbrooke (Route 138), Boulevard Henri-BourassaEastbound exit
87.454.385Boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Boulevard Tricentenaire, Avenue MarienWestbound exit
88.955.289 Rue Sherbrooke (Route 138), Boulevard Henri-BourassaWestbound exit
East end of Metropolitan Autoroute
91.957.192Boulevard GouinEastbound exit, westbound entrance
Rivière des Prairies92.3–
93.3
57.4–
58.0
Pont Charles-de Gaulle
LanaudièreTerrebonne94.158.594 Route 344 – Lachenaie
TerrebonneCharlemagne boundary95.2–
96.2
59.2–
59.8
96 A-640 – Charlemagne, Laval, Saint-Eustache, Mirabel AirportSigned as exits 96-E (east) and 96-O (west); exit 52 on A-640
Repentigny97.060.397Boulevard Pierre-Le Gardeur – Le Gardeur, CharlemagneEastbound exit, westbound entrance
97.860.898Boulevard Larochelle, Boulevard Brien – RepentignyEastbound exit; west end of collector/express lanes
100.062.1100Boulevard Industriel, Rue ValmontEastbound exit
102.063.4100Boulevard Industriel, Boulevard Larochelle, Boulevard Brien – RepentignyWestbound exit; east end of collector/express lanes
102.463.6102Rue ValmontWestbound exit
L'Assomption106.165.9108 Route 341 (Boulevard Louis-Philippe Picard) – L'Assomption, L'ÉpiphanieFormerly exit 106
109.668.1110 Route 343 – L'Assomption, Saint-SulpiceFormerly exit 108
Lavaltrie117.973.3Point-du-Jour Rest Area (Exit 118)
121.775.6122 A-31 north / Route 131 – Joliette, LavaltrieExit 1 on A-31
Lanoraie129.680.5130Lanoraie
Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier140.787.4141Rang Sainte-PhilomèneEastbound exit, westbound entrance
Berthierville143.188.9144 Route 158 – Saint-Gabriel, Berthierville
Saint-Cuthbert150.193.3151 Route 138 – Saint-Cuthbert
Saint-Barthélemy155.696.7155Saint-Barthélemy, Maskinongé
MauricieMaskinongé161.0100.0160Rang de la Rivière Sud-Est
163.0101.3Baie-de-Maskinongé Rest Area (eastbound)
Concession-de-la-Rivière Rest Area (westbound)
MaskinongéLouiseville boundary167.5104.1166Louiseville, Maskinongé
LouisevilleYamachiche boundary175.3108.9174 Route 138 – Louiseville, Yamachiche
Yamachiche180.5112.2180 Route 153 north – Yamachiche
Trois-Rivières188.1116.9187 Route 138 (Rue Notre-Dame O) – Yamachiche
190.3118.2189Rang St-Charles
192.6119.7192Chemin des Petites-Terres
197.4122.7196
186[i]
A-55 north to Route 155 / Boulevard des Forges – ShawiniganWest end of A-55 concurrency; A-40 branches south
199.9124.2183[i]Boulevard Jean-XXIII
200.9124.8182[i]
197
A-55 south – Pont Laviolette, Victoriaville, Drummondville, VermontEast end of A-55 concurrency; A-40 branches east
202.6125.9198Boulevard des Récollets
204.2–
205.2
126.9–
127.5
199Boulevard des Forges – Trois-Rivières Centre-Ville
207.3128.8201Boulevard des Chenaux
207.3–
207.7
128.8–
129.1
Pont Radisson crosses Saint-Maurice River
207.7129.1202Boulevard des Estacades
209.4130.1203 Rue Thibeau (Route 157) – Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Shawinigan
211.6131.5205Boulevard des Prairies
Saint-Maurice218.5135.8210 Route 352 north – Saint-Maurice
Champlain227.9141.6220 Route 359 – Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, Saint-Narcisse, Champlain
Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan237.2147.4229 Route 361 – Batiscan, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade246.5153.2236 Route 159 – Saint-Prosper, Saint-Casimir, Saint-Tite, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade
Capitale-NationaleDeschambault-Grondines260.4161.8250Chemin de St-Casimir
265.4164.9254 Route 363 – Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Deschambault-Grondines
270.6168.1257Route Proulx – Saint-Gilbert Portneuf, Quebec
Portneuf276.2171.6261Portneuf
Cap-Santé284.5176.8269 Route 358 – Pont-Rouge, Saint-Basile, Cap-Santé
Donnacona289.2179.7274Donnacona
Neuville296.4184.2281 Route 365 – Pont-Rouge, Saint-Raymond, Neuville
300.0186.4285Neuville
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures304.8189.4Cap-de-Pierre Service Area (eastbound only)
310.2192.7295 Route 367 (Route de Fossambault) – Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
314.4195.4298 Route 138 – Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, L'Ancienne-LoretteSigned as exits 298-O (west) and 298-E (east)
316.5196.7300Chemin du Lac
Quebec City318.8198.1302Route Jean-Gauvin, Cap Rouge
320.3199.0304Avenue Le Gendre
321.4–
322.5
199.7–
200.4
305 A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) to A-20 – Jean Lesage International Airport, Pont Pierre-LaporteSigned as exits 305-S (south) and 305-N (north); exit 3 on A-540
323.0200.7306Avenue Blaise-Pascal
323.6–
324.5
201.1–
201.6
307
139[ii]
A-73 south (Autoroute Henri-IV) to A-20 – Pont Pierre-Laporte
Autoroute Charest (A-440) – Quebec Centre-Ville
West end of A-73 concurrency; A-40 branches north; signed as exits 307-S (south), 307-N (north), 139-O (west), 139-E (east); exit 4 on A-440
324.8201.8140[ii]Rue EinsteinNorthbound right-in/right-out
Rue John-MolsonSouthbound right-in/right-out
326.1202.6141[ii] Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel (Route 138)
327.0–
327.6
203.2–
203.6
142[ii]
307
A-573 north (Autoroute Henri-IV) – ShannonA-40 / A-73 concurrency branches east
328.0203.8308 Boulevard de l'Ormiere (Route 371)
329.2–
330.9
204.6–
205.6
310Boulevard Saint-Jacques
A-740 (Autoroute Robert-Bourassa)Exit 9 on A-740
331.7–
332.4
206.1–
206.5
312 Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand (Route 358)
332.9–
333.9
206.9–
207.5
313 A-73 north / A-973 south / Route 175 – Saguenay, Alma, Quebec Centre-VilleEast end of A-73 concurrency; signed as exits 313-S (south), 313-N (north); exit 148 on A-73 / A-973
334.6207.93151ère Avenue
335.6208.5316Boulevard Henri-Bourassa
337.5209.7318Avenue du Bourg-Royal
338.5210.3319Avenue Saint-David
339.8211.1320Rue Seigneuriale
341.1211.9321Rue Labelle
342.4212.8322Boulevard des ChutesA-40 turns south
343.3213.3323 A-440 west (Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency) – Quebec Centre-VilleA-40 branches east; Exit 29 on A-440
345.3214.6325 Boulevard Sainte-Anne (Route 138 west) / Route 368 south – Montmorency Falls, Île d'OrléansA-40 eastern terminus
Continues as Route 138 east – Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b c A-55 exit number
  2. ^ a b c d A-73 (Autoroute Henri-IV) exit number

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec" (in French). Transports Québec. Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b Google (March 19, 2018). "Autoroute 40 in Quebec" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 19, 2018. 
  3. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page (?), Les Publications du Québec, 2005
  4. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 156-8.
  5. ^ "Recherche multicritères". Commission de toponymie Quebec (in French). Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Autoroute 40 (Quebec)". Wikipédia (in French). [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
Preceded by
Ontario 417.svg ON Highway 417
Trans-Canada Highway
Quebec Autoroute 40.svg Autoroute 40
Succeeded by
Quebec Autoroute 25.svg Autoroute 25
Preceded by
Quebec Autoroute 15.svg Autoroute 15