Quebec Autoroute 25

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Autoroute 25
Autoroute Louis-H.-Lafontaine
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length:21.8 km[1][2] (13.5 mi)
Existed:1967[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: A-20 / TCH in Longueuil
  A-40 / TCH in Montreal
A-440 in Laval
A-640 between Terrebonne and Mascouche
North end: Route 125 / Route 158 in Saint-Esprit
Location
Major cities:Boucherville, Montreal, Laval, Terrebonne, Mascouche
Highway system

Quebec provincial highways

A-20A-30
 
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Autoroute 25 shield

Autoroute 25
Autoroute Louis-H.-Lafontaine
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length:21.8 km[1][2] (13.5 mi)
Existed:1967[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: A-20 / TCH in Longueuil
  A-40 / TCH in Montreal
A-440 in Laval
A-640 between Terrebonne and Mascouche
North end: Route 125 / Route 158 in Saint-Esprit
Location
Major cities:Boucherville, Montreal, Laval, Terrebonne, Mascouche
Highway system

Quebec provincial highways

A-20A-30

Autoroute 25 (or A-25, also called Autoroute Louis-H.-Lafontaine in Montreal) is an Autoroute in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. It is currently 49 km (30.4 mi) long.

A-25 begins at an interchange with Autoroute 20 and Route 132 in Longueuil and quickly enters the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel into the east end of Montreal. It is the main north-south freeway in the east end of Montreal (actually northwest-southeast but perpendicular to the St. Lawrence River).

Before the Montreal-Laval Extension, a gap existed in A-25 north of the interchange with Autoroute 40. Instead it followed Boulevard Henri-Bourassa to Boulevard Pie-IX, both of which are principal urban arterial roads. Boulevard Pie-IX north of Boulevard Henri-Bourassa was used as a temporary section of Autoroute 25 across the Rivière-des-Prairies to Autoroute 440. From there, A-25 proceeded east with A-440, then continued north and east of Laval.

The designation of Autoroute Louis-H.-Lafontaine is named after Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine, a 19th-century Lower Canada leader of what was then the Province of Canada.

A-25 is also part of the Trans-Canada Highway between the A-20 and A-40 interchanges.

Montreal-Laval Extension[edit]

Autoroute 25 in the Montreal Region.

Autoroute 25 has been extended under a public-private partnership. The 7.2 km section of highway joins the southern part of Autoroute 25 at Boulevard Henri-Bourassa in Montreal's East end and the northern part at Laval's Autoroute 440. The $207-million project will save some $226 million for the province since a private consortium will assume any cost overruns. A toll bridge using a RFID transponder automatic payment system spans the Rivière des Prairies and costs transponder-owning motorists $2.48 per crossing at peak hours (6-9 AM and 3:30-6:30 PM) and $1.86 per crossing the rest of the day. An additionnal $5.15 in administration fees is charged for motorists without transponders. The road opened on May 21, 2011. The highway has six lanes (three in each direction), while the bridge features three lanes in each direction with one reserved for public transit.

Now that the link between Montreal and Laval is complete, the temporary autoroute section connecting Boulevard Pie-IX to Autoroute 440 lost its A-25 designation. The new route designation for this section is Route 125.

The new span effectively joins the North Shore, Laval, Montreal, and the South Shore. In addition, the completion of Autoroute 30 also created under a public-private partnership, will help reduce traffic in the City of Montreal by offering a southern by-pass route.

Environmental organizations have raised concerns that the highway extension will lead to an influx of automobiles entering Montreal and increase development pressure on agricultural land in Eastern Laval.[3][4]

Construction history[edit]

Source:[5]

KilometreYearNotes
0 to 41967Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel
4 to 71966Avenue Souligny, Montreal to A-40, Montreal
7 to 102002A-40, Montreal to Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Montreal
10 to 172011Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Montreal to A-440, Laval
12 to 441971From A-440, Laval to Chemin du Ruisseau Saint-Jean, Saint-Roch-Ouest
44 to 461999Ruisseau Saint-Jean, Saint-Roch-Ouest to Rue Montcalm, Saint-Esprit
46 to end2001Rue Montcalm, Saint-Esprit to Route 125, Saint-Esprit

Future Northern extensions[edit]

The autoroute 25.
Riviere des Praries Bridge.

In addition, significant extensions are possible in the north end, which would ultimately double the length of A-25, as follows:

The ultimate length of A-25 will likely be around 100 km (62.1 mi) long.

Exit list[edit]

MunicipalityNo.DestinationsNotes
Longueuil90 (?) A-20 east / TCH east to A-30 – Québec, Sorel-TracySouthbound exit and northbound entrance
90 A-20 west / Route 132 to A-15 – Varennes, La Prairie, USASouthbound exit and northbound entrance
1Île Charronto Îles de Boucherville national park
Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel across the Saint Lawrence River
Montreal
4Downtown Montreal
5 Route 138 (Rue Sherbrooke) / Rue Hochelaga, Rue Notre-DameSigned as exits 5-E (east) and 5-O (west) northbound
6Rue Beaubien, Boulevard Yves-PrévostNorthbound exit is via exit 5-O
7Boulevard Wilfrid-Pelletier, Boulevard ChâteauneufNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
8 A-40 / TCH west – Trois-Rivières, Québec, Gatineau, OttawaNorth end of TCH overlap; signed as exits 8-E (east) and 8-O (west)
9Rue BombardierNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
9Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Rue BombardierSouthbound exit and Northbound entrance
10Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Boulevard Maurice-Duplessis, Boulevard PerrasLAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL BRIDGE (for Northbound only) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
10Boulevard Perras, Boulevard Maurice-DuplessisSouthbound exit and Northbound entrance
Olivier Charbonneau Bridge (Toll bridge) over the Rivière des Prairies
Laval
14 Route 125 (Montée Masson) / Rang du Bas-Saint-François, Avenue Marcel Villeneuve, Boulevard Lévesque (Northbound exit)//

Boulevard Lévesque (Southbound exit)

LAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL BRIDGE (for Southbound only)
16 A-440 (Autoroute Laval)
20Boulevard des Mille Îles
Pont Mathieu and Pont Lepage over the Rivière des Mille Îles
Terrebonne
21Île Saint-Jean
22 Route 344 (Boulevard des Seigneurs) – Terrebonne, Bois-des-FilionNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; signed as exits 22-E (east) and 22-W (west)
23 Route 337 Boulevard Moody, Chemin Gascon
24 Route 125 Montée Masson, Grande-AlléeSouthbound exit is part of exit 25
25 A-640 to A-40 – Repentigny, Québec, Saint-Eustache, Avenue de l'Esplanade
Mascouche
28Chemin Sainte-Marie - downtown Mascouche
30Chemin Saint-Pierre
34Chemin Saint-Henri - L'Épiphanie
Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan38Rue Armand-MajeauNorthbound only
41Rang du Ruisseau-des-Anges Sud
Saint-Roch-Ouest44 Route 339 (Route 125 south) – Saint-Roch-de-l'AchiganSouth end of Route 125 overlap
Saint-Esprit46 Route 158 west – Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Saint-JérômeSouth end of Route 158 overlap

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec" (in French). Transports Québec. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page (?), Les Publications du Québec, 2005
  3. ^ Conseil Régional de l'Environnement de Montréal. "L’AGRICULTURE SUR LE TERRITOIRE DE LA COMMUNAUTÉ MÉTROPOLITAINE DE MONTRÉAL ET LES IMPACTS DE LA PROLONGATION DE L’AUTOROUTE 25". Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Conseil Régional de l'environnement de Montréal. "10 raisons d’être contre le prolongement de l’autoroute 25". CREMTL. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Transports Québec: "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec", 2007.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Preceded by
Quebec Autoroute 40.svgAutoroute 40
Trans-Canada Highway
Quebec Autoroute 25.svgAutoroute 25
Succeeded by
Quebec Autoroute 20.svgAutoroute 20