Quebec Autoroute 25

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Autoroute 25
Autoroute Louis-H.-La Fontaine
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length49.0 km[2] (30.4 mi)
Existed1967[1]–present
Major junctions
South end A-20 (TCH) in Longueuil
  A-40 (TCH) in Montréal
A-440 in Laval
A-640 in Terrebonne
North end Route 125 / Route 158 in Saint-Esprit
Location
Major citiesBoucherville, Montreal, Laval, Terrebonne, Mascouche
Highway system
A-20A-30

Autoroute 25 (or A-25, also called Autoroute Louis-H.-La Fontaine in Montreal) is an Autoroute in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. It is currently 49 km (30.4 mi) long and services the direct north of Montreal's Metropolitan Area. The A-25 has one toll bridge, which is the first modern toll in MMA and one of two overall in Quebec (after being joined by the A-30 toll bridge, which opened in 2012).

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.

History[edit]

Autoroute 25 in Terrebonne

Construction history[edit]

Kilometre Year Notes
0 to 4 1967 Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel
4 to 7 1966 Avenue Souligny, Montreal to A-40/TCH, Montreal
7 to 10 2002 A-40/TCH, Montreal to Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Montreal
10 to 17 2011 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Montreal to A-440, Laval
12 to 44 1971 From A-440, Laval to Chemin du Ruisseau Saint-Jean, Saint-Roch-Ouest
44 to 46 1999 Ruisseau Saint-Jean, Saint-Roch-Ouest to Rue Montcalm, Saint-Esprit
46 to end 2001 Rue Montcalm, Saint-Esprit to Route 125, Saint-Esprit
Source:[3]

Montreal-Laval Extension[edit]

A-25 crosses the Rivière des Prairies by way of the Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge.

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 $3.20 per crossing at peak hours (6-9 AM and 3-6 PM) and $2.24 per crossing the rest of the day. An additional $5.34 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.[4][5]

Exit list[edit]

RegionLocationkm[2]miExitDestinationsNotes
MontérégieLongueuil0.0–
0.4
0.0–
0.25
A-20 (TCH) east to A-30 – Québec, Sorel-Tracy, Aéroport Saint-Hubert Trans-Canada Highway / roadway continues east
90 A-20 west / Route 132 to A-15 – Varennes, La Prairie, Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau, USAA-20 exit 90; Route 132 exit 89
Saint Lawrence River0.4–
0.9
0.25–
0.56
Pont Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine
1.10.681Île Charron, Îles-de-Boucherville Park
1.7–
3.1
1.1–
1.9
Tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine
MontréalMontréal4.1–
4.7
2.5–
2.9
4Montréal Centre-VilleAccess via Avenue Souligny
5.43.45 Rue Sherbrooke (Route 138) / Rue Hochelaga / Rue Notre-DameSigned as exits 5E (east) and 5O (west) northbound
Rue Beaubien / Boulevard Yves-PrévostNorthbound exit is via exit 5O
6.44.07Boulevard Wilfrid-Pelletier / Boulevard ChâteauneufNorthbound exit
7.14.46Rue Beaubien / Boulevard Yves-PrévostSouthbound exit
7.6–
8.5
4.7–
5.3
8 A-40 (TCH) – Trois-Rivières, Québec, Gatineau, Ottawa, Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau, Aéroport Mirabel Trans-Canada Highway follows A-40 west
Signed as exits 8E (east) and 8O (west); A-40 exit 80
9.05.69Rue BombardierNorthbound exit
9.35.810Boulevard Henri-Bourassa / Boulevard Perras / Boulevard Maurice-DuplessisNorthbound exit
11.57.19Boulevard Henri-Bourassa / Rue BombardierSouthbound exit
12.98.010Boulevard Perras / Boulevard Maurice-DuplessisSouthbound exit
Rivière des Prairies12.9–
14.2
8.0–
8.8
Pont Olivier-Charbonneau (tolled)
Laval14.38.914 Montée Masson (Route 125) / Avenue Marcel Villeneuve / Boulevard LévesqueNo southbound signage for Route 125
15.5–
17.5
9.6–
10.9
16 A-440 west (Autoroute Laval)Eastern terminus of A-440; exit 35 on A-440
19.812.320Boulevard des Mille Îles
Rivière des Mille Îles20.1–
20.3
12.5–
12.6
Pont Lepage
20.612.821Île Saint-Jean
21.0–
21.2
13.0–
13.2
Pont Mathieu
LanaudièreTerrebonne21.513.422 Route 344 (Boulevard des Seigneurs) – Terrebonne Centre-VilleNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; signed as exits 22E (east) and 22O (west)
22.313.923 Route 337 (Boulevard Moody / Chemin Gascon) – Terrebonne Centre-Ville
24.415.224 Route 125 (Montée Masson) / Rue Grande-AlléeSouthbound exit shares a ramp with exit 25
25.515.825 A-640 to A-40 – Repentigny, Québec, Saint-Eustache, Mirabel AirportExit 42 on A-640
26.416.4Avenue de l'EsplanadeStandalone interchange that shares ramp with exit 25
Mascouche28.417.628Chemin Sainte-Marie – Mascouche Centre-Ville
29.818.530Chemin Saint-Pierre
34.321.334Chemin Saint-Henri – L'Épiphanie
Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan38.624.038Rue Armand-MajeauNorthbound exit and entrance
41.025.541Rang du Ruisseau-des-Anges S
Saint-Roch-Ouest44.327.544 Route 339 / Route 125 south – Saint-Roch-de-l'AchiganSouth end of Route 125 unsigned concurrency
Saint-Esprit47.329.446 Route 158 west – Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Saint-JérômeSouth end of Route 158 concurrency
48.630.2Rue Montcalm / Rang de la Rivière SAt-grade (traffic signals); A-25 northern terminus; Route 125 becomes signed
49.430.7 Route 125 north – Sainte-Julienne, Rawdon, Saint-Donat
Route 158 east – Joliette, Saint-Jacques
North end of Route 125 / Route 158 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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 (December 21, 2018). "Autoroute 25 in Quebec" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Transports Québec: "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec", 2007. Archived 2010-01-11 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 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" (PDF). Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  5. ^ Conseil Régional de l'environnement de Montréal. "10 raisons d'être contre le prolongement de l'autoroute 25" (PDF). CREMTL. Retrieved 7 March 2011.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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