Quebec Autoroute 50
Autoroute 50 is an Autoroute in western Quebec, Canada. It links Canada's National Capital Region to the Greater Montreal area; until November 2012, there were two distinct sections of A-50: one section running eastward from Hull and the other westward from Mirabel. The gap in the highway was filled on November 26, 2012, the two-lane freeway opened for traffic on the full 159 km length; the route provides a freeway alternative to Route 148 that does not require crossing into Ontario, unlike the main Trans-Canada Highway route from metropolitan Montreal. Oswald Parent proposed construction of the A-50 in 1962. Eight years Quebec Premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand announced plans for construction, it was envisioned that the A-50 would extend over 400 km from L'Isle-aux-Allumettes at the Ontario border through Saint-Jérôme and Joliette along the Route 148 and 158 corridors to Berthierville and a junction with the A-40. The primary purpose of the A-50 was to connect Ottawa and the Outaouais with Montréal–Mirabel International Airport.
At the time, the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport was not yet built, the national capital lacked highway access to an international air hub. Mirabel's rapid decline as an air hub as well as the Quebec government's decision in the 1970s to impose a moratorium on new autoroute construction resulted in a truncated route for the A-50. Plans for extending the A-50 west of Hull and east of the A-15/TCH were abandoned; the exit numbers, are based on that original projected length of the autoroute. Construction was completed in the fall of 2007 on the road that connects Highway 148 west of the Aylmer and Hull sectors to the A-50 at the Boulevard des Allumettières interchange. One short section of Route 158 around Joliette was signed as A-50 as well until the project was abandoned. In addition, west of the current terminus, a four-lane at-grade expressway continues as Route 148 into the Aylmer section of Gatineau. A-50 is a four- to six-lane freeway through Gatineau up to Buckingham, the remainder is a two-lane freeway.
Many overpasses are built to accommodate a divided, four-lane highway in the future such that only one portion of the overpass is used. However, there have been demands for a four-lane highway for the new segment; the first two segments were built with only two lanes and a 2007 multi-fatality accident occurred on highway 148 near Buckingham, a section of highway that A-50 would bypass. Unusual for a limited-access highway, the A-50 contains two railway crossings at grade, both of the Quebec Gatineau Railway; the first crosses the QGRY Lachute Subdivision between exits 260 and 272, at 45.651008°N 74.229047°W / 45.651008. There has been some support to rename the highway Autoroute Maurice-Richard after historic Montreal Canadiens hockey player Maurice Richard, but the Commission de toponymie du Québec chose to wait until the section between Buckingham and Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours was finished before making a decision, to date no renaming has happened. Following a series of fatal collisions in 2007, it was announced that centreline rumble strips would be installed in various no-passing zones along Autoroute 50.
This serves as a pilot project. The two at-grade intersections at km 281 and 283 were removed in 2016. Note: exit numbers in parentheses are unsigned. Google Maps: western section of Autoroute 50 from Gatineau to Thurso Google Maps: eastern section of Autoroute 50 from Grenville to Mirabel Transports Quebec Autoroute 50 Project Description and Timeline Transports Quebec Outaouais Projects Description and Timeline A-50 at Exitlists.com A-50 at Quebec Autoroutes Transports Quebec Map Transports Quebec Map
Montebello is a municipality located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec, Canada. At the 2001 census, there were 1,039 permanent residents; the village has a total area of 7.95 square kilometres, is located at the eastern edge of Quebec's Outaouais region. It is located on the border with Ontario; the village is world-famous for the Château Montebello resort, the largest log structure built. The resort was the host of the 1983 NATO Nuclear Planning Group, the 1981 G7 Economic Summit. Parc Omega, a large drive-through wildlife park, is just to the north in Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours. Since 2005, it hosts the Amnesia Rockfest, which has become Canada's largest rock festival. Past performers include System of a Down, Blink-182, Alice Cooper, The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Rise Against and Dream Theater. Non-native settlement of the area began when the land of the Petite Nation Seigneury was purchased by Joseph Papineau in 1801. In 1817, Louis-Joseph Papineau inherited the property and starting in 1846, built the Manor of Montebello, now a National Historic Site in the national park system, operated by Parks Canada.
The Family Museum, on the national Register of Historic Places, is next to Manoir Papineau, on the grounds of the National Historic Site. Louis-Joseph is credited with giving the name "Monte-Bello" to the location in 1854 as tribute to Napoleon-Auguste Lannes, Duke of Montebello, French diplomat and foreign minister in 1839, with whom he had become acquainted during his exile in France from 1839 to 1845. In 1855, the village got its post office. In 1878, it separated from the Parish Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours-de-la-Petite-Nation and formed the Village Municipality of Montebello. On August 2, 2003, its status were changed and it became the Municipality of Montebello. On August 20–21, 2007, the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of Canada, the President of Mexico held a major trilateral summit meeting, in relation to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, at the Château Montebello. A diverse group numbering more than 1,200 protestors opposed the SPP meeting.
The group included environmental activists, political parties and NGOs. Population trend: Population in 2011: 978 Population in 2006: 987 Population in 2001: 1039 2001 to 2006 population change: 5.0% Population in 1996: 1066 Population in 1991: 1022Private dwellings: 457 Languages: English as first language: 4% French as first language: 92% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 4% Official website Manoir Papineau
Plaisance is a municipality in Papineau Regional County Municipality in western Quebec, Canada. The village is situated on the Ottawa River near the mouth of the Petite-Nation River, 70 km from Gatineau and 160 km from Montreal on Route 148; the village is well known for its waterfalls located just north of town as well as a local cheese factory, quite popular in the Outaouais region. There is the Plaisance National Park, a large bird reserve between the main highway and the Ottawa River. Population trend: Population in 2011: 1103 Population in 2006: 1024 Population in 2001: 1101 2001 to 2006 population change: -7.0 % Population in 1996: 992 Population in 1991: 992Private dwellings: 471 Languages: English as first language: 1.5% French as first language: 98.5% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 0%According to the Canada 2001 Census: Population: 1,004 % Change: 1.2 Dwellings: 413 Area: 30.75 Density: 32.7 Village web site
Not to be confused with Duhamel-Ouest in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec. Duhamel is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, it is the largest municipality in surface area in the Papineau Regional County Municipality. Its western portion consists of undeveloped Laurentian Hills, part of the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve; the town itself is located along the Petite-Nation River between Lake Gagnon. In the mid 19th century, the area's forests were being exploited. Duhamel, which used to be called Preston, formed shortly after when its first settlers were assigned land, while logging continued to be the dominant factor for its colonization. By 1880, a post office existed bearing the name Duhamel, named in honour of Joseph-Thomas Duhamel, second bishop of Ottawa from 1874 to 1909. In 1888, the Mission of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel opened. In 1892, the Township of Preston was formed. Starting in 1925, the Singer Company, best known for its sewing machines, built a railway through Duhamel linking Thurso to Lake Montjoie.
The railroad was used until 1980 when it was converted to a tourism corridor. On August 15, 1936, the Municipality of Duhamel was formed when it separated from the United Township Municipality of Hartwell-et-Preston. On December 21, 1985, Duhamel annexed a portion of the unorganized territories of Lac-du-Sourd and Lac-des-Écorces, again on October 10, 1998, it annexed the northern portion of Lac-des-Écorces. Télesphore Tremblay, 1936 – 1941 Lionel Ethier, 1941 – 1949 René Pilon, 1949 – 1950 Fréréole Filion, 1950 – 1951 Arthur Lamontagne, 1951 – 1954 Lionel Éthier, 1954 – 1955 Camille Poliquin, 1955 – 1976 Jean Turcot, 1976 – 1979 Martial Brière, 1979 – 1981 Yvon Jérôme, 1981 – 1985 Phil Patry, 1985 – 1997 Yvon Charlebois, 1997 – 2005 Richard Chartrand, 2005 – Population trend: Population in 2011: 412 Population in 2006: 483 Population in 2001: 361 2001 to 2006 population change: 33.8% Population in 1996: 321 Population in 1991: 394Private dwellings: 212
Saint-André-Avellin is a municipality located within the Papineau Regional County Municipality in the Outaouais region in western Quebec, Canada. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 3,702 people, it was in 1841 that the first settlers arrived in the townships which Saint-André-Avellin today lies. As being part of a large valley near the Ottawa River, it had agriculture potential but was located far from the main corridor of the Saint Lawrence River and the main area in which there was significant agriculture development in large townships on both sides of the river between Montreal and Quebec City. Due to the more remote location and the lack of efficient transportation, the development during much of the remainder of the 19th century was slow until several economic crises forced authorities to look for newer land to develop. Throughout most of the century, it was used for the logging industry due to the proximity of extensive forest areas in the higher valleys and hills of the region.
The parish municipality was created in 1851 and it was in 1890, that the first school was built in the area. Population increased during the 1970s by a wave of rural development; the parish and the village, made official in the second half of the 19th century merged in the late 1990s. It is one of the major sites part of what it is called La Petite-Nation and is the site of two major summer events including the annual Western Rodeo Festival, as well as Musique en Nous, a county-wide event which it presents newer musical talents in the region as well as popular Quebec singers; the town is home to a theatre and a regional museum related to the history of the Petite-Nation. The towns, located along Quebec route 321 is located about 10 kilometers north of Papineauville and Quebec route 148 and about an hour away from Downtown Ottawa. Mayor: Therese WhissellCouncilliors: Claire Tremblay Raymond Louisseize Mario Carrière Jean Legris Richard Parent Sylvain Maheux Marc Ménard List of municipalities in Quebec Petite-Nation River Town's website Musique en Nous Saint-Andre Avellin Rodeo Festival History of Saint-Andre Avellin
Quebec Route 148
Route 148 is an east-west highway in Quebec, Canada. It runs from junction of Autoroute 13 and Autoroute 440 in Laval in the Montreal region to the Ontario-Quebec border in L'Isle-aux-Allumettes in western Quebec. For most of its length, Route 148 follows the north shore of the Ottawa River where it acted as the principal route between communities in the Outaouais region until the completion of Autoroute 50 in 2012. At the Ontario-Quebec border in L'Isle-aux-Allumettes Route 148 continues into Ontario as Highway 148. In Gatineau, Route 148 is concurrent with Autoroute 50 from Maloney Boulevard until the terminus of Autoroute 50 at des Allumettières Boulevard. Route 148 continues west on des Allumettières Boulevard towards Aylmer. Prior to the opening of des Allumettières Boulevard in 2007, Route 148 was concurrent with Autoroute 5 between the Autoroute 50 junction and Saint-Raymond Boulevard; the section of Route 148 between Lachute and Buckingham was the only major route on the north shore of the Ottawa River between communities in the eastern Outaouais region and Gatineau and Montreal.
This section the section between Masson-Angers and Montebello, has been the site of numerous fatal accidents over the last few years. Construction of Autoroute 50 to the north of Route 148 was completed on November 26, 2012, now provides a faster and safer route between communities in the eastern Outaouais region and Gatineau and Mirabel. For many years Route 148 included a section of Rue Principale west of A-13 and most of Boulevard Saint-Martin in Laval. Municipalities listed in order from west to east: L'Isle-aux-Allumettes Waltham Mansfield-et-Pontefract Fort Coulonge Litchfield Campbell's Bay Bryson Shawville Bristol Pontiac Gatineau - Lochaber-Partie-Ouest Thurso Lochaber Plaisance Papineauville Montebello Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Fassett Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Brownsburg-Chatham Lachute Mirabel Saint-Eustache Laval - List of Quebec provincial highways Provincial Route Map