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The '''A-40''', known as ''Autoroute 40'' and officially named ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' and ''Autoroute de la Rive-Nord'' runs on one stretch from the border of [[Ontario]] to the West and finishes just East of [[Quebec city]]. The A-40 highway continues its path into [[Ontario]] as the [[H-417 (Ontario)|H-417]], which goes towards [[Ottawa]],  the provincial border in Rigaud. It also runs parallel to the St-Lawrence River on its northern bank crossing the main urban areas on [[Montreal]] Island, [[Trois-Rivières]] before finally reaching [[Quebec city]] where the highway finally merge with the National Route 138 continuing further East.  In between these three main cities, you cross a long rural landscape going from farmland to a big nothing in these rural areas it could be feasible to hitch along the highway itself at some point. This gets impossible the nearer of [[Montreal]] you get.
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The A-40 is part of the [[Trans-Canada Highway|Transcanadian Highway]] between [[Montreal]] and the [[Ontario|ontarian]] border.
 
=== Section West - [[Ontario]] border and [[Montreal Metropolitan]] ===
 
=== Section West - [[Ontario]] border and [[Montreal Metropolitan]] ===
  
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==== In [[Montérégie]], [[Montreal Metropolitan]], [[Lanaudière]] Regions ====
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In [[Montreal Metropolitan]], the A-40 runs in the northern part of the [[Montreal]] island and is known as ''Autoroute Metropolitaine'' until it reaches the St-Lawrence North Shore at the 'Charles-De-Gaulle Bridge' in Repentigny. The A-40 highway also includes two peripheral By-Pass branches meant to avoid the urban traffic of downtown [[Montreal]] and facilitate the transport towards the northern regions of [[Laurentides/Lanaudières]]. From Repentigny, the A-440 and the A-640 aim to By-Pass [[Montreal]] Island, the A-440 goes through and finishes in [[Laval]] while the A-640 follows the Northern shore before finishing in the surrounding of Oka. Both connects with the [[A-13 (Quebec)|A-13]] that runs North-South back to the main A-40 on Montreal Island and the [[A-15 (Quebec)|A-15]] which also goes further north.
  
 
'''Autoroute 40''' as ''' 'Trans-Canada Highway' ''' - border '''[[Ontario]]''':
 
'''Autoroute 40''' as ''' 'Trans-Canada Highway' ''' - border '''[[Ontario]]''':
*''Continues Westward as the [[H-417 (Ontario)|Highway 417]] (Queensway)''
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* ''Continues Westward as the [[H-417 (Ontario)|Highway 417]] (Queensway)''
 
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As ''' ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
 
As ''' ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
 
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*'''(1) {{Ramp}} [[Ontario]]/[[Quebec]] border''' (Route 342 ([[Quebec|Qc]])/ Prescott and Russell County Road 14 ([[Ontario|Ont]]))
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* '''(1) {{Ramp}} [[Ontario]]/[[Quebec]] border''' (Route 342 ([[Quebec|Qc]])/ Prescott and Russell County Road 14 ([[Ontario|Ont]]))
*'''(2) {{Ramp}}''' (Montee Wilson)
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* '''(2) {{Ramp}}''' (Montee Wilson)
*'''(6) {{Ramp}}''' (Montee Baie St-Thomas)
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* '''(6) {{Ramp}}''' (Montee Baie St-Thomas)
*'''(9) {{Ramp}}''' (Chemin de la Baie (Route 342))
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* '''(9) {{Ramp}} Rigaud''' (Chemin de la Baie (Route 342))
*'''(12) {{Ramp}}''' Route Harwood ( Route 342) / Chemin de la Mairie
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* '''(12) {{Ramp}}''' Route Harwood ( Route 342) / Chemin de la Mairie
*'''{{Parking}} ''''' (Eastbound Only)
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* '''{{Parking}} ''''' (Eastbound Only)
*'''(17) {{Ramp}}''' (Route 201)
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* '''(17) {{Ramp}}''' (Route 201)
*'''(22) {{Ramp}}''' (Cote du St-Charles)
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* '''(22) {{Ramp}}''' (Cote du St-Charles)
*'''(26) {{Ramp}}''' (Chemin Daoust / Route Harwood ( Route 342))
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* '''(26) {{Ramp}}''' (Chemin Daoust / Route Harwood ( Route 342))
**Splitted Ramp, Entrance 1km further from Exit
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** Split Ramp, Entrance 1km further from Exit
*'''(32) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute 540'' '''
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* '''(32) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute 540'' '''
**Chance to join the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] Eastwards for certain [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations or Westwards towards [[Ontario]] [[H-401|Highway 401]]
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** Chance to join the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] Eastwards for certain [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations or Westwards towards [[Ontario]] [[H-401|Highway 401]]
*'''(35) {{Ramp}} ''' (Avenue Saint-Charles)
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* '''(35) {{Ramp}} Vaudreuil-Dorion''' (Avenue Saint-Charles)
*'''(36) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin des Chenaux)
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* '''(36) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin des Chenaux)
 
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Pont de l'Île-aux-Tourtes
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Pont de l'Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge
 
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*'''(40) {{Ramp}} ''' (Autoroute 40 turnaround (westbound only))
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* '''(40) {{Ramp}} ''' (Autoroute 40 turnaround (westbound only))
**Westbound Exit and Eastbound Entrance
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** Westbound Exit and Eastbound Entrance
*'''(41) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants / Chemin Sainte-Marie)
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* '''(41) {{Ramp}} ''' (Blvd des Anciens-Combattants / Chemin Sainte-Marie)
*'''(44) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Morgan)
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* '''(44) {{Ramp}} ''' (Blvd Morgan)
**Eastbound Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
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** Eastbound Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
*'''(49) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Sainte-Marie)
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* '''(49) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Sainte-Marie)
**Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
*'''(50) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Saint-Charles)
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* '''(50) {{Ramp}} ''' (Blvd Saint-Charles)
**Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
*'''(52) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Saint-Jean)
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* '''(52) {{Ramp}} ''' (Blvd Saint-Jean)
**Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
*'''(55) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Sources)
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* '''(55) {{Ramp}} ''' (Blvd des Sources)
**Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
*'''(58) {{Ramp}} ''' (Henri-Bourassa Blvd./ Hymus Blvd.)
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* '''(58) {{Ramp}} ''' (Henri-Bourassa Blvd./ Hymus Blvd.)
**Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
*'''(60) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute Chomedey'' [[A-13 (Quebec)|A-13]] '''
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* '''(60) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute Chomedey'' [[A-13 (Quebec)|A-13]] '''
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] [[Dorval Airport]]
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] [[Dorval Airport]]
**Chance to get onto the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] or other [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations
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** Chance to get onto the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] or other [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations
**Chance to get onto the A-440 [[Montreal Metropolitan|Laval]] and A-640 [[Montreal Metropolitan|North Shore]]
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** Chance to get onto the A-440 and A-640 **Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the [[A-50 (Quebec)|A-50]] or Route 148
**Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the [[A-50 (Quebec)|A-50]] or Route 148
 
 
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As ''Route Transcanadienne''
 
As ''Route Transcanadienne''
 
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*'''(62) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] ''''' (Cote-Vertu Blvd.)
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* '''(62) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] ''''' (Cote-Vertu Blvd.)
**Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
*'''(63) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Cavendish Blvd.)
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* '''(63) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Cavendish Blvd.)
**Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
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** Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
*'''(65) {{junction}} Junction ''Côte-de-Liesse Expressway'' [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-520]] '''
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* '''(65) {{junction}} Junction ''Côte-de-Liesse Expressway'' [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-520]] '''
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] [[Dorval Airport]]
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] [[Dorval Airport]]
**Chance to get onto the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] or other southern [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations
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** Chance to get onto the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] or other southern destinations
*'''(66) {{junction}} Junction ''Decarie Expressway'' [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute 15 South]] '''
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* '''(66) {{junction}} Junction ''Decarie Expressway'' [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute 15 South]] '''
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System and [[Montreal]] downtown West End
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System and [[Montreal]] downtown West End
**Chance to get onto the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] or other south bank [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations
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** Chance to get onto the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] or other south bank destinations
**Chance to get onto the [[A-10 (Quebec)|A-10]] towards [[Sherbrooke]] or  
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** Chance to get onto the [[A-10 (Quebec)|A-10]] towards [[Sherbrooke]] or  
**Chance to get towards [[New York (state)|New York]] through 'Pont Champlain' [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute 15 South]]
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** Chance to get towards [[New York (state)|New York]] through 'Pont Champlain' [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute 15 South]]
 
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As ''' ''Autoroute Metropolitaine'' '''
 
As ''' ''Autoroute Metropolitaine'' '''
 
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*'''(67) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (westbound exit / eastbound entrance)'''(Boulevard Décarie / Boulevard Marcel-Laurin (Route 117))
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* '''(67) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (westbound exit / eastbound entrance)'''(Blvd Décarie / Boulevard Marcel-Laurin (Route 117))
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
***''Eastbound'' Exit through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse at {{Ramp}} (65)
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*** ''Eastbound'' Exit through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse at {{Ramp}} (65)
***''Entrance {{Ramp}}'' Westbound at {{Ramp}} (62), Eastbound through {{junction}} (66)
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*** ''Entrance {{Ramp}}'' Westbound at {{Ramp}} (62), Eastbound through {{junction}} (66)
*'''(68) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (eastbound only)''' (De L'Acadie Blvd., Stinson St.)
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* '''(68) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (eastbound only)''' (De L'Acadie Blvd., Stinson St.)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
**Chance to Access other destinations in [[Montreal]] Nord through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
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** Chance to Access other destinations in [[Montreal]] Nord through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
**Chance to get to 'Mont-Royal Train Station'
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** Chance to get to 'Mont-Royal Train Station'
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System, Station 'Acadie'
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System, Station 'Acadie'
  
*'''(70) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute Laurentienne'' [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute 15 North]] '''
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* '''(70) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute Laurentienne'' [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute 15 North]] '''
**Chance to get to other north bank [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations
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** Chance to get to other north bank destinations
**Chance to get onto the A-440 [[Montreal Metropolitan|Laval]] and A-640 [[Montreal Metropolitan|North Shore]]
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** Chance to get onto the A-440 and A-640  
**Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the [[A-50 (Quebec)|A-50]] or towards [[Abitibi]] northern region and the [[Trans-Taiga]] Route
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** Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the [[A-50 (Quebec)|A-50]] or towards northern region and the [[Trans-Taiga]] Route
  
*'''(71) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Route 335 Saint-Laurent blvd., Saint-Denis St.)
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* '''(71) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Route 335 Saint-Laurent blvd., Saint-Denis St.)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Ouest)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Ouest)
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
*'''(73) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Papineau Ave.(to ''[[A-19 (Quebec)|Autoroute 19]]'') Saint-Hubert St., Christophe-Colomb Ave., Papineau Ave.)
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* '''(73) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Papineau Ave.(to ''[[A-19 (Quebec)|Autoroute 19]]'') Saint-Hubert St., Christophe-Colomb Ave., Papineau Ave.)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
**Chance to get to [[Montreal Metropolitan|Laval]] and the A-440 by-pass
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** Chance to get to [[Laval]] and the A-440 by-pass
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] downtown East End or South Bank [[Montreal Metropolitan]] destinations through Pont Jacques-Cartier
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] downtown East End or South Bank destinations through Pont Jacques-Cartier
  
*'''(74) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Iberville St.)
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* '''(74) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Iberville St.)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
*'''(75) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Saint-Michel Blvd)
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* '''(75) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Saint-Michel Blvd)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
*'''(76) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Pie-IX Blvd.(Route 125) / Viau Blvd)
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* '''(76) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Pie-IX Blvd.(Route 125) / Viau Blvd)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est/Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est/Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
**Chance to get to East [[Montreal]] and Olympic District destinations
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** Chance to get to East [[Montreal]] and Olympic District destinations
*'''(77) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Lacordaire Blvd.)
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* '''(77) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Lacordaire Blvd.)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
*'''(78) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Langelier Blvd., Des Galeries-d'Anjou Blvd)
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* '''(78) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Langelier Blvd., Des Galeries-d'Anjou Blvd)
**Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
  
*'''(80) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute Louis H. Lafontaine'' [[A-25 (Quebec)|Autoroute 25 North]] '''
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* '''(80) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute Louis H. Lafontaine'' [[A-25 (Quebec)|Autoroute 25 North]] '''
**Chance to get to East [[Montreal]] destinations
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** Chance to get to East [[Montreal]] destinations
**Chance to get to [[Montreal Metropolitan|South Shore]]
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal Metropolitan]] South Shore
**Chance to head East towards Quebec on the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] (Trans-Canada)
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** Chance to head East towards Quebec on the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] (Trans-Canada)
**Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal]] Underground System
 
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'''End''' of ''A-40'' as '''Trans-Canada Highway'''
 
'''End''' of ''A-40'' as '''Trans-Canada Highway'''
 
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*'''(82) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Roi-René Blvd./ Ray-Lawson Blvd.)
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* '''(82) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]]''' (Roi-René Blvd./ Ray-Lawson Blvd.)
**Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
*'''(83)/(85) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (Frontage Access only)''' (Marien Ave.(eastbound)/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Blvd.(westbound))
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* '''(83)/(85) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (Frontage Access only)''' (Marien Ave.(eastbound)/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Blvd.(westbound))
**Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
*'''(87) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (eastbound only)''' (du Tricentenaire Blvd. / Henri-Bourassa Blvd. (eastbound only))
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* '''(87) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (eastbound only)''' (du Tricentenaire Blvd. / Henri-Bourassa Blvd. (eastbound only))
**Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
*'''(89) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (westbound only)''' (Henri-Bourassa Blvd.)
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* '''(89) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (westbound only)''' (Henri-Bourassa Blvd.)
**Access through 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
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** Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
**Frontage Road turnaround (Boulevard Metropolitan Est) - (Westbound)
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** Frontage Road turnaround (Blvd Metropolitan Est) - (Westbound)
*'''(92) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance)''' (Gouin Blvd. / Autoroute 40 turnaround (eastbound only))
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* '''(92) {{Ramp}} [[Montreal]] (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance)''' (Gouin Blvd. / Autoroute 40 turnaround (eastbound only))
 
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Pont Charles-de-Gaulle
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Pont Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge
  
 
As ''' ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
 
As ''' ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
 
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*'''(94) {{Ramp}}''' (Lachenaie (Route 344))
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* '''(94) {{Ramp}} Lachenaie''' (Lachenaie (Route 344))
**Chance to get onto East [[Montreal]] destinations through local road
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** Chance to get onto East [[Montreal]] destinations through local road
*'''(96) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute 640'' By-pass'''
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** {{gas}}{{Rest}}
**Montreal Northern By-pass ''(note: incomplete)''
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* '''(96) {{junction}} Junction ''Autoroute 640'' By-pass'''
**Chance to get to [[Montreal Metropolitan|North Shore]]
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** Montreal Northern By-pass ''(note: incomplete)''
**Chance to get to [[Montreal Metropolitan|Laval]] through By-pass A-440
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** Chance to get to [[Montreal Metropolitan]] North Shore
**Chance to get onto East [[Montreal]] destinations through local road
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** Chance to get to [[Laval]] through By-pass A-440
**Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the [[A-50 (Quebec)|A-50]] or towards [[Abitibi]] northern region and the [[Trans-Taiga]] Route
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** Chance to get onto East [[Montreal]] destinations through local road
*'''(97) {{Ramp}} (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance)''' (Boulevard Pierre-Legardeur (eastbound only))
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** Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the [[A-50 (Quebec)|A-50]] or towards [[Abitibi]] northern region and the [[Trans-Taiga]] Route
**Chance to get onto East [[Montreal]] destinations through local road
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* '''(97) {{Ramp}} Charlemagne (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance)''' (Blvd Pierre-Legardeur (eastbound only))
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** Chance to get onto East [[Montreal]] destinations through local road
 
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Pont Benjamin-Moreau
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Pont Benjamin-Moreau Bridge
 
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*'''(98)/(100) {{Ramp}} ''Frontage road access'' ''' (Boulevard Larochelle (eastbound)/Boulevard Brien;Boulevard Industriel (westbound))
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* '''(98)/(100) {{Ramp}} Repentigny/Le Gardeur ''Frontage road access'' ''' (Blvd Larochelle (eastbound)/Blvd Brien-Blvd Industriel (westbound))
*'''(102) {{Ramp}} (Westbound exit)''' (Rue Valmont)
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* '''(102) {{Ramp}} (Westbound exit) L'Épiphanie''' (Rue Valmont)
**Access through 'Frontage road'
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** Access through 'Frontage road'
*'''(108) {{Ramp}}''' (Route 341 / Route 343)
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* '''(108) {{Ramp}} L'Assomption''' (Route 341 / Route 343)
**Access through 'Frontage road'
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** Access through 'Frontage road'
*'''(118) [[Point-du-Jour Services]] {{Rest}}{{gas}}{{Parking}}
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* '''(118) [[Point-du-Jour Services]] {{Rest}}{{gas}}{{Parking}}
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** ''{{Very Good}} - The Services is located in the median strip, enabling you to change direction and hitch cars to any directions, it usually is a common stop for all drivers doing long distance along the A-40''
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==== '''Autoroute 440 ''' ([[Laval]]) ====
  
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Western end as ''Avenue des Bois'' in [[Laval]]
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As ''Autoroute Laval''
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** Continue westward as ''Avenue des Bois''
  
===='''Autoroute 440 ''' ([[Montreal Metropolitan|Laval]]) ====
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* '''(17) {{junction}} [[A-13 (Quebec)|Autoroute Chomedey A-13]]'''
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** Chance to head north towards Laurentides
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** Chance to head south towards [[Montreal]] West End and Dorval Airport
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** Access through a Frontage road
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* '''(19) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route 117 (Boulevard Curé-Labelle) / Boulevard Chomedey)
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* '''(22) {{junction}} [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute des Laurentides A-15]]'''
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** Chance to head north towards Laurentides
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** Chance to head south towards [[Montreal]] West End and Dorval Airport
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** Access through a Frontage road
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* '''(24) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Industriel)
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** Access through a Frontage road
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* '''(25) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route 335 South (Boulevard des Laurentides)/Boulevard René-Laennec) ''(Eastbound)''
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* '''(27) {{junction}} [[A-19 (Quebec)|Autoroute Papineau A-19]]
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** '''{{Ramp}} ''' (Route 335 North (Boulevard Des Laurentides) ''(Westbound)''
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* '''(30) {{junction}} [[A-25 (Quebec)|A-25 Boulevard Pie-IX]] ''(Eastbound)''
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* '''(12) {{junction}} [[A-25 (Quebec)|A-25 Boulevard Pie-IX]] ''(Westbound)''
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** '''{{Ramp}} ''' (Montée Saint-François)
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** ''(Eastbound)'' through Frontage road
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** ''(Westbound)'' numbered (13){{Ramp}}
  
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* ''End of A-440''
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** Continue Eastward merged as [[A-25 (Quebec)|A-25]]
  
  
 
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==== '''Autoroute 640 ''' ([[Laurentides]]/[[Lanaudières]]) ====
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Western end as ''Chemin des Collines''/Chemin d'Oka (Route 344) in Oka
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As ''Autoroute 640''
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** Continue westward as ''Chemin des Collines''
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* '''Crossroad''' Route 344 - Chemin d'Oka
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* '''(2) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Principal Saint-Joseph-du-Lac)
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** Eastbound Entrance / Westbound Exit
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* '''(8) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Promenades/Avenue 20e)
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* '''(11) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Arthur-Sauve, Route 148)
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* '''(14) {{Ramp}} ''' (25e Avenue)
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* '''(16) {{junction}} [[A-13 (Quebec)|Autoroute Chomedey A-13]]'''
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** Chance to head south towards [[Montreal]] West End and Dorval Airport
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** Northern end of [[A-13 (Quebec)|A-13]]
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* '''(19) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. de la Grande-Allée) ''(Eastbound)''
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** Westbound access through Frontage road at previous exit
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* '''(20) {{junction}} [[A-15 (Quebec)|Autoroute des Laurentides A-15]]'''
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** Chance to head north towards Laurentides
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** Chance to head south towards [[Montreal]] West End and Dorval Airport
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** Access through a Frontage road
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* '''(22) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. du Curé Labelle/Route 117)
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* '''(22/23) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. Robert Abbott) ''(Westbound only)''
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* '''(24) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin du Bas-de-Ste-Thérèse)
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* '''(26) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. de Gaulle)
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* '''(28) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Laurentides/Route 335)
 +
* '''(35) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul des Entreprises)
 +
* '''(38) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Gascon/Route 337)
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* '''(42) {{junction}} [[A-25 (Quebec)|A-25]]
 +
** Access Westward to A-440 '''Autoroute Laval'''
 +
** Chance to head north towards further Lanaudières destinations
 +
* '''(44) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Charles-Aubert/Rue Louis-Hébert Montréal/Mascouche Airport)
 +
* '''(45) {{Ramp}} ''' (Montee Dumais/Chemin de la Cabane-Ronde)
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* '''(53) {{junction}} A-40 Autoroute de la Rive-Nord'''
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** Chance to go eastward towards [[Quebec city]] and [[Trois-Rivières]]
 +
* '''Crossroad''' Rue Émile-des-Pins/Route 344
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* '''Crossroad''' Rue Notre-Dame/Route 138
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* ''End of A-640''
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===='''Autoroute 640 ''' ([[Montreal Metropolitan|Montreal North Shore]])====
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==== ''Autoroute 540 ([[Monteregie]])'' ====
 +
Short Connector between the A-40 and the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] west of [[Montreal Metropolitan]].
 +
* '''(32) {{junction}} A-40 Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'''
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* '''(3) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route 340 - Boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes - Vaudreuil)
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* ''' {{Ramp}} ''' ''(Northbound only)'' (Rue Henry-Ford/Route Harwood (Route 342))
 +
* '''(29) {{junction}} [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]]'''
  
  
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''In construction: the A-540 will be due to continue southwards as the [[A-30 (Quebec)|A-30]] in the future, permitting the existence of a complete by-pass highway south of [[Montreal]] to exist.''
  
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=== Section Centre [[Trois-Rivieres]] ===
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=== Section Centre [[Trois-Rivières|Trois-Rivieres]] ===
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==== In [[Lanaudière]] and [[Mauricie]] Regions ====
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 +
In [[Trois-Rivières]], the By-Pass project was never built. Therefore, the highway runs directly into downtown and requires that you overlap onto the [[A-55 (Quebec)|A-55]] for a few km on the western part of the city. Note that the southern junction between the A-40 and [[A-55 (Quebec)|A-55]] would be a dangerous hitching spot, the northern junction (leading to [[Montreal]] westbound) would even enable you to hitch directly on the highway viaduc itself. The distance to travel on the [[A-55 (Quebec)|A-55]] is about 4km.
  
 
As ''' ''Autoroute de la Rive-Nord'' and ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
 
As ''' ''Autoroute de la Rive-Nord'' and ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
  
*'''(118) [[Point-du-Jour Services]] {{Rest}}{{gas}}{{Parking}}'''
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* '''(118) [[Point-du-Jour Services]] {{Rest}}{{gas}}{{Parking}}'''
*'''(122) {{Ramp}} {{Junction}} Autoroute Antonio-Barrette [[A-30 (Quebec)|A-30]]''' (Joliette - Autoroute A-30/Route 131)
+
** ''{{Very Good}} - The Services is located in the median strip, enabling you to change direction and hitch cars to any directions, it usually is a common stop for all drivers doing long distance along the A-40''
*'''(130) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin de Joliette)
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* '''(122) {{Ramp}} {{Junction}} Autoroute Antonio-Barrette [[A-30 (Quebec)|A-31]] - [[Joliette]]/Lavaltrie''' (Autoroute A-31/Route 131)
*'''(141) {{Ramp}} (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance)''' (Rang Ste-Philomène)
+
* '''(130) {{Ramp}} Lanoraie''' (Chemin de Joliette)
*'''(144) {{Ramp}} [[Berthierville]]''' (Avenue Gilles-Villeneuve)
+
* '''(141) {{Ramp}} ''' ''(Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance)'' (Rang Ste-Philomène)
**Chance to get to the St-Lawrence south shore through the [[Sorel]] bridge
+
* '''(144) {{Ramp}} [[Berthierville]]''' (Avenue Gilles-Villeneuve)
**{{Rest}}{{gas}}
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** Chance to get to the St-Lawrence south shore through the [[Sorel]] ferry ([http://www.traversiers.gouv.qc.ca/traverses/sorel-tracysaint-ignace-de-loyola_8.php#Tarifs 2.25$ o-w crossing])
*'''(151) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route 138)
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** {{Rest}}{{gas}}
*'''(155) {{Ramp}} ''' (Montee St-Laurent)
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* '''(151) {{Ramp}} St-Viateur''' (Route 138)
*'''(160) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rang de la Rivière Sud-Est)
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* '''(155) {{Ramp}} St-Barthelemy''' (Montee St-Laurent)
**''(West)'' Include 'Frontage road' Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
+
* '''(160) {{Ramp}} Maskinonge''' (Rang de la Rivière Sud-Est)
*'''{{Parking}} Pointe-du-Lac Rest Area
+
** ''(West)'' Include 'Frontage road' Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
**{{Rest}} Temporary Seasonnal Snack
+
* '''{{Parking}} Pointe-du-Lac Rest Area
**Major Summer Halt/Pic-Nic Area
+
** {{Rest}} Temporary Seasonnal Snack
*'''(166) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route Livernoche)
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** Major Summer Halt/Pic-Nic Area
*'''(174) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route du Pays-Brûlé)
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* '''(166) {{Ramp}} Louiseville''' (Route Livernoche)
*'''(180) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin St-Jacques/Boulevard Duchesne (Route 153))
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* '''(174) {{Ramp}} Louiseville''' (Route du Pays-Brûlé)
*'''(187) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 138))
+
** {{Gas}} {{Rest}}
*'''(189) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rang St-Charles)
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* '''(180) {{Ramp}} Yamachiche''' (Chemin St-Jacques/Boulevard Duchesne (Route 153))
*'''(192) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin des Petites-Terres)
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* '''(187) {{Ramp}} Pointe-du-Lac''' (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 138))
*'''(196) {{junction}}{{Ramp}}  [[A-55 (Quebec)|Autoroute Transquebecoise A-55]]'''
+
* '''(189) {{Ramp}} Pointe-du-Lac''' (Rang St-Charles)
**Possibility to hitch at this junction
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* '''(192) {{Ramp}} Pointe-du-Lac''' (Chemin des Petites-Terres)
**Chance to head north towards Lac-St-Jean Region
+
* '''(196) {{junction}}{{Ramp}}  [[A-55 (Quebec)|Autoroute Transquebecoise A-55]]'''
**Chance to head south towards [[Trois-Rivières]] or the south shore of the St-Lawrence through Pont Laviolette
+
** Possibility to hitch at this junction {{Good}}
 +
** Chance to head north towards Lac-St-Jean Region
 +
** Chance to head south towards [[Trois-Rivières]] or the south shore of the St-Lawrence through Pont Laviolette
 
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*'''(197) {{junction}}{{Ramp}}  [[A-55 (Quebec)|Autoroute Transquebecoise A-55]]''' {{Senseless}}
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* '''(197) {{junction}}{{Ramp}}  [[A-55 (Quebec)|Autoroute Transquebecoise A-55]]''' {{Senseless}}
**Chance to head north towards Lac-St-Jean Region
+
** Chance to head north towards Lac-St-Jean Region
**Chance to head south towards the south shore of the St-Lawrence through Pont Laviolette
+
** Chance to head south towards the south shore of the St-Lawrence through Pont Laviolette
*'''(198) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Boulevard des Récollets)
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* '''(198) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Boulevard des Récollets)  
*'''(199) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]] Downtown''' (Rue St-Roch/Boulevard des Forges)
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* '''(199) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]] Downtown''' (Rue St-Roch/Boulevard des Forges) {{Average}}
*'''(201) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Boulevard des Chenaux)
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* '''(201) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Boulevard des Chenaux)
 
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'''Saint-Maurice River''' bridge
 
'''Saint-Maurice River''' bridge
 
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*'''(202) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Boulevard des Estacades)
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* '''(202) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Boulevard des Estacades)
*'''(203) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Rue Thibeau (Route 157))
+
** {{gas}}{{Rest}} ''(Westward)''
*'''(205) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Rue des Prairies)
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* '''(203) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Rue Thibeau (Route 157))
*'''(210) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 352))
+
* '''(205) {{Ramp}} [[Trois-Rivières]]''' (Rue des Prairies)
*'''(220) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard de la Visitation (Route 359))
+
* '''(210) {{Ramp}} St-Maurice''' (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 352))  
*'''(229) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rang Sud (Route 361))
+
* '''(220) {{Ramp}} Champlain''' (Boulevard de la Visitation (Route 359))
*'''(236) {{Ramp}} ''' (2e Avenue ( Route 159))
+
* '''(229) {{Ramp}} Batiscan''' (Rang Sud (Route 361))
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 +
Pont Rivière Batiscan
 +
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 +
* '''(236) {{Ramp}} Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade''' (2e Avenue ( Route 159))
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 +
Pont Rivière Ste-Anne
 +
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=== Section East [[Quebec city|Greater Quebec Region]] ===
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 +
 
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=== Section East [[Greater Quebec]] Region ===
 +
 
 +
==== In [[Greater Quebec]] Region ====
 +
 
 +
In [[Quebec city]], the A-40 (known as 'Autoroute de la Capitale') act as a By-Pass north of the city while the A-440 (known as 'Boulevard Charest') goes directly into downtown. Both the A-40 and A-440 terminates in the vicinity of [[Quebec city]] crossing the path of the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] (northwards to [[Chicoutimi]] and Southwards to [[Maine]]), to continue on a journey further East, you would have to follow the National Road [[Route 138 (Quebec)|138]] toward [[Charlevoix]].  West of Quebec city, in the region of [[Portneuf]], it could be feasible to hitch along the highway itself at some point.
  
 
As ''' ''Autoroute de la Rive-Nord'' and ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
 
As ''' ''Autoroute de la Rive-Nord'' and ''Autoroute Félix-Leclerc'' '''
*'''(236) {{Ramp}} ''' (2e Avenue (Route 159))
+
* '''(236) {{Ramp}} Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade''' (2e Avenue (Route 159))
 
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Pont Rivière Ste-Anne
 
Pont Rivière Ste-Anne
 
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*'''(250) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin de St-Casimir)
+
* '''(250) {{Ramp}} Grondines / St-Casimir ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Chemin de St-Casimir) {{Average}}
*'''(254) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route Dussault (Route 363))
+
* '''(254) {{Ramp}} Deschambault / St-Marc ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Route Dussault (Route 363)) {{Good}}
**{{gas}}
+
** {{gas}} ''(Westward)'' {{Good}}
*'''(257) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route Groulx)
+
* '''(257) {{Ramp}} St-Gilbert / Deschambault ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Route Groulx)
*'''(261) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Provencher)
+
* '''(261) {{Ramp}} Portneuf ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Rue Provencher) {{Average}}
*'''(269) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rang St-Joseph (Route 358))
+
* '''(269) {{Ramp}} Cap-Santé / St-Basile ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Rang St-Joseph (Route 358)) {{Average}}
 
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Pont Rivière Jacques-Cartier
 
Pont Rivière Jacques-Cartier
 
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*'''(274) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue de l'Eglise/2e Rang)
+
* '''(274) {{Ramp}} Donnacona ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Rue de l'Eglise/2e Rang) {{Good}}
*'''(281) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route 365)
+
** {{gas}}{{Rest}} ''(Eastward)'' {{Good}}
*'''(285) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route Gravel)
+
* '''(281) {{Ramp}} Pont-Rouge ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Route 365)  
*'''Capitale-Nationale Rest Area (Eastbound only)'''
+
* '''(285) {{Ramp}} Neuville ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Route Gravel) {{Bad}}
*'''{{Parking}} Portneuf Rest Area (Westbound only)'''
+
* '''Capitale-Nationale Rest Area {{Parking}} (Eastbound only)'''
*'''Trucker Weight-Scale Balance'''
+
* '''Trucker Weight-Scale Balance'''
*'''(295) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route de Fossambault (Route 367))
+
* '''(295) {{Ramp}} St-Augustin / Sainte-Catherine ''([[Portneuf]])'' ''' (Route de Fossambault (Route 367))
*'''(298) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route 138)
+
* '''(298) {{Ramp}} St-Augustin ''' (Route 138)
*'''(300) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin du Lac)
+
** {{gas}} ''(Eastward)''
*'''(302) {{Ramp}} ''' (Route Jean-Gauvin)
+
* '''(300) {{Ramp}} St-Augustin ''' (Chemin du Lac) {{Bad}}
*'''(304) {{Ramp}} ''' (Avenue Le Gendre)
+
* '''(302) {{Ramp}} Cap-Rouge ''' (Route Jean-Gauvin)
*'''(305) {{Junction}} A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) / Route de l'Aéroport''' {{Senseless}}
+
** {{gas}}{{Rest}} ''(Eastward)''
*'''(306) {{Ramp}} ''' (Avenue Blaise-Pascal)
+
* '''(304) {{Ramp}} Cap-Rouge ''' (Avenue Le Gendre) {{Good}}
*'''(307) {{Junction}} A-40 (Northbound)/[[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri-IV]] ''([[A-73 (Quebec)| A-73 South]]/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573 North]])'' '''
+
** {{gas}}{{Rest}} ''(Westward)'' {{Good}}
**Chance to go onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] North/South, chance to join the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] on the St-Lawrence South shore
+
* '''(305) {{Junction}} A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) / Route de l'Aéroport''' {{Senseless}}
**Chance to go towards the South shore destinations
+
* '''(306) {{Ramp}} [[Quebec city]] ''' (Avenue Blaise-Pascal)
**Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
+
** ''Industrial Area'' {{Bad}}
**Chance to go towards the northern destinations
+
* '''(307) {{Junction}} A-40 (Northbound)/[[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri-IV]] ''( [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73 South]]/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573 North]])'' '''
 +
** Chance to go onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] North/South, chance to join the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] on the St-Lawrence South shore
 +
** Chance to go toward [[Levis|South shore]] destinations
 +
** Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
 +
** Chance to go toward northern destinations
 
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Continue as '''A-440 West ''Autoroute Charest'' ''' into downtown [[Quebec city]]
+
''Spur''
*'''(12) {{Junction}} [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri-IV]] - Overlap - A-40 (North) ''([[A-73 (Quebec)| A-73 South]]/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573 North]])'' '''
+
Continuing as '''A-440 West ''Autoroute Charest'' ''' into downtown [[Quebec city]]
**Chance to go onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] North/South, chance to join the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] on the St-Lawrence South shore
+
* '''(12) {{Junction}} [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri-IV]] - Overlap - A-40 (North) ''( [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73 South]]/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573 North]])'' '''
**Chance to go towards the South shore destinations
+
** Chance to go onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] North/South, chance to join the [[A-20 (Quebec)|A-20]] on the St-Lawrence South shore
**Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
+
** Chance to go toward [[Levis|South shore]] destinations
**Chance to go towards the northern destinations
+
** Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
*'''(15) {{Junction}} A-740 (Autoroute du Vallon)''' ''(Rue Jean-Talon, Avenue Dalton, Avenue Watt, Rue Einstein)''
+
** Chance to go toward northern destinations
**Chance to go towards Ste-Foy University district Centre
+
* '''(15) {{Junction}} A-740 (Autoroute du Vallon)''' ''(Rue Jean-Talon, Avenue Dalton, Avenue Watt, Rue Einstein)''
**Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
+
** Chance to go toward Ste-Foy University district Centre
**Chance to go towards the northern destinations
+
** Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
*'''Crossroad''' 'Frontage road' (Rue Jean-Talon)
+
** Chance to go toward northern destinations
*'''Crossroad''' (Av. St-Sacrement)
+
* '''Crossroad''' 'Frontage road' (Rue Jean-Talon)
 +
* '''Crossroad''' (Av. St-Sacrement)  
 +
** Starting Spot in [[Quebec city]] {{Good}}
 
'''End of Fast-lane A-440 West''', continue downtown [[Quebec city]] as ''Boulevard Charest''
 
'''End of Fast-lane A-440 West''', continue downtown [[Quebec city]] as ''Boulevard Charest''
 
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''' ''Overlap'' - A-40 (East)/[[A-73 (Quebec)| A-73 (North)]]/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573 North]] '''
+
''' ''Overlap'' - A-40 (East)/ [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73 (North)]]/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573 North]] '''
*'''(140) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Einstein)
+
* '''(140) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Einstein)
*'''(141) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel (Route 138))
+
* '''(141) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel (Route 138))
*'''(142) {{Junction}} [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri-IV (A-573)]] - ''Overlap'' - A-40 (East)/[[A-73 (Quebec)| A-73 (North)]]'' '''
+
* '''(142) {{Junction}} [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri-IV (A-573)]] - ''Overlap'' - A-40 (East)/ [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73 (North)]]'' '''
 
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As '''Autoroute de la Capitale'''
 
As '''Autoroute de la Capitale'''
''' ''Overlap'' - A-40 (East)/[[A-73 (Quebec)| A-73 (North)]]'''
+
''' ''Overlap'' - A-40 (East)/ [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73 (North)]]'''
 
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*'''(308) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard de l'Ormiere (Route 371))
+
* '''(308) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard de l'Ormiere (Route 371))
 
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'''Pont Rivière'''  
+
'''Pont Rivière St-Charles'''  
 
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*'''(310) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Letourneau / Rue Arnaud)
+
* '''(310) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Letourneau / Rue Arnaud)
**No direct access to the other side of the highway (2km)
+
** No direct access to the other side of the highway (2km)
*'''(311) {{Junction}} A-740 (Autoroute du Vallon)'''  
+
* '''(311) {{Junction}} A-740 (Autoroute du Vallon)'''  
**Chance to go towards Ste-Foy University district Centre
+
** Chance to go towards Ste-Foy University district Centre
**Chance to access the northern suburbs
+
** Chance to access the northern suburbs
*'''(312) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand (Route 358))
+
* '''(312) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand (Route 358))
*'''(313) {{Junction}} [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Laurentienne]] ''' (Route 175)
+
* '''(313) {{Junction}} [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Laurentienne]] ''' (Route 175)
**Chance to change onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] northwards to the Saguenay region
+
** Chance to change onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] northwards to the Saguenay region
**Chance to go to [[Quebec city]] Downtown
+
** Chance to go to [[Quebec city]] Downtown
 
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'''End of Overlap''', continue as ''Autoroute de la Capitale'' A-40
 
'''End of Overlap''', continue as ''Autoroute de la Capitale'' A-40
 
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*'''(315) {{Ramp}} ''' (1er Avenue)
+
* '''(315) {{Ramp}} ''' (1er Avenue)
*'''(316) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Henri-Bourassa)
+
* '''(316) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Henri-Bourassa)
*'''(318) {{Ramp}} ''' (Avenue du Bourg-Royal)
+
* '''(318) {{Ramp}} ''' (Avenue du Bourg-Royal)
*'''(319) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Cambronne (eastbound)/Rue Clemenceau (westbound))
+
* '''(319) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Cambronne (eastbound)/Rue Clemenceau (westbound))
*'''(320) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Seigneuriale)
+
* '''(320) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Seigneuriale)
*'''(321) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Labelle)
+
* '''(321) {{Ramp}} ''' (Rue Labelle)
*'''(322) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Chutes)
+
* '''(322) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Chutes)
*'''(323) {{Junction}} ''A-440 East (Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency)'' '''
+
* '''(323) {{Junction}} ''A-440 East (Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency)'' '''
**Chance to get into [[Quebec city]] East End Downtown and Upper City
+
** Chance to get into [[Quebec city]] East End Downtown and Upper City
*'''(325) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Ste-Anne (Route 138)/Route 368, Île d'Orléans)
+
* '''(325) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Ste-Anne (Route 138)/Route 368, Île d'Orléans)
 
'''End of A-40''' ''Continue eastward as '''Route 138''' ''
 
'''End of A-40''' ''Continue eastward as '''Route 138''' ''
 
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Continue as '''A-440 East ''Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency'' ''' into downtown [[Quebec city]]
 
Continue as '''A-440 East ''Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency'' ''' into downtown [[Quebec city]]
*'''(29) {{Junction}} A-40 Autoroute de la Capitale '''
+
* '''(29) {{Junction}} A-40 Autoroute de la Capitale '''
**Chance to go onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]]
+
** Chance to go onto the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]]
**Chance to go towards eastern destinations onto Côte-de-Beaupré - Île d'Orléans - Charlevoix on Route 138
+
** Chance to go towards eastern destinations onto Côte-de-Beaupré - Île d'Orléans - Charlevoix on Route 138
**Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
+
** Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
**Chance to go towards the northern destinations
+
** Chance to go towards the northern destinations
*'''(27) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Chutes, Rue du Manége)
+
* '''(27) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Chutes, Rue du Manége)
*'''Crossroad ''' (Boulevard François-de-Laval - Beauport)
+
* '''Crossroad ''' (Boulevard François-de-Laval - Beauport)
*'''(24) {{Ramp}} ''Westbound entrance and Exit/Eastbound entrance'' ''' (Avenue d'Estimauville)
+
* '''(24) {{Ramp}} ''Westbound entrance and Exit/Eastbound entrance'' ''' (Avenue d'Estimauville)
**Exit through 'Frontage road' {{Ramp}} (23)
+
** Exit through 'Frontage road' {{Ramp}} (23)
*'''(23) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Henri-Bourassa)
+
* '''(23) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard Henri-Bourassa)
*'''(22) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Capucins, Boulevard Champlain (Route 136))
+
* '''(22) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boulevard des Capucins, Boulevard Champlain (Route 136))
 
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Pont Rivière
+
Pont Rivière St-Charles
 
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*'''End of A-440 East, downtown [[Quebec city]]'''
+
* '''End of A-440 East, downtown [[Quebec city]]'''
 
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====A-440 ''[[Quebec city|(Quebec)]] Autoroute Charest/Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency'' ====
+
==== A-440 ''[[Quebec city|(Quebec)]] Autoroutes Charest & Dufferin-Montmorency'' ====
See the appropriate sections outlined and included in the A-40 description above
+
''See the appropriate sections outlined and included in the '''A-40''' description above''
  
  
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====A-540 [[Quebec city|(Quebec)]] ''Autoroute Duplessis'' ====
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==== A-540 [[Quebec city|(Quebec)]] ''Autoroute Duplessis'' ====
Begins [[Quebec city]] Airport Southwards  
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'''Begins [[Quebec city]] Airport Southwards '''
**''(Continue Northwards as country road until 'Val-Bélair' ''
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** ''(Continue Northwards as country road until 'Val-Bélair' Borough)''
**Joins ''Route 358'' northwards
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** Joins ''Route 358'' northwards
 
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As ''Route de l'Aéroport''
 
As ''Route de l'Aéroport''
 
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*'''Crossroad Aéroport de Québec''' (Rue Principale)
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* '''Crossroad Aéroport de Québec''' (Rue Principale)
*'''Crossroad ''' On-Grade
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** '' {{Good}} people will most likely be altruist to help you out as there is no local transport from the airport''
*'''Crossroad ''' On-Grade
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** There is a local Gas Station/Donut store at this corner
*'''Crossroad College'''
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** You can ask to reach 'Boulevard Laurier' where the major bus line will help you roam further downtown
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* '''Crossroad ''' On-Grade
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* '''Crossroad ''' On-Grade
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* '''Crossroad College'''
  
*'''Crossroad (Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel)''' (Route 138)
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* '''Crossroad (Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel)''' (Route 138)
*'''Crossroad (Cinema Mega-Plex)'''  
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* '''Crossroad (Cinema Mega-Plex)'''  
*'''Crossroad''' (Rue Jules-Verne, Rue Laberge)
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* '''Crossroad''' (Rue Jules-Verne, Rue Laberge)
*'''(3) {{Junction}} A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) / Route de l'Aéroport''' {{Senseless}}
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* '''(3) {{Junction}} A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) / Route de l'Aéroport'''
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** ''{{Senseless}} - Fast lanes''
 
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As ''Autoroute Duplessis''
 
As ''Autoroute Duplessis''
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* {{Senseless}}  - Do not venture as pedestrian along the fast lanes as it is narrowed without shoulder with many blinded corner for drivers.
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* '''(5) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Ste-Foy)
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* '''(6/7) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois)
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* '''(8) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. Hochelaga)
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* '''(9) Mega {{junction}} 'Entrée des Ponts' [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri IV A-73]]'''
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** ''{{Senseless}} - Dangerous for pedestrians''
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* '''Crossroad''' (Rue Lavigerie)
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** ''{{Bad}} - Westwards, drivers are too busy finding their right lane before the Junction
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* '''End of A-540''' continue eastward as 'Boulevard Laurier' ''(Route 175)'' towards [[Quebec city]] Downtown
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** Local Hitch: could bring you to the northern and western suburbs/counties as well as to 'Quebec City Airport' if you need to in replacement of using the public transport.
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*'''(5) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin Ste-Foy)
 
*'''(6/7) {{Ramp}} ''' (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois)
 
*'''(8) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. Hochelaga)
 
*'''(9) Mega {{junction}} 'Entrée des Ponts' [[A-73 (Quebec)|Autoroute Henri IV A-73]]''' {{Senseless}}
 
*'''Crossroad''' (Rue Lavigerie)
 
'''End of A-540''' continue eastward as 'Boulevard Laurier' ''(Route 175)'' towards [[Quebec city]] Downtown
 
  
====A-740 [[Quebec city|(Quebec)]] ''Autoroute Du Vallon/Robert-Bourassa''====
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==== A-740 [[Quebec city|(Quebec)]] ''Autoroute Du Vallon/Robert-Bourassa'' ====
Begins [[Quebec city]] University District Crossroad 'Boulevard Laurier'
+
* {{Senseless}}  - Do not venture as pedestrian along this highway until the fast lane stops as it is narrowed boulevard without shoulder, designed as a urban race track and often used as such by commuters!!
*'''Crossroad (Boulevard Hochelaga)'''
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* Local Hitch along this highway could lead you to 'Wendake' (The Huron Village) or to other northern suburbs if you need to in replacement of using the public transport
*'''(2) {{Ramp}} Université Laval''' (Rue du Peps, Av. de la Terrasse)
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*'''(3) {{Ramp}}''' (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois/Chemin Ste-Foy)
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'''Begins [[Quebec city]] University District - 'Ste-Foy Borough' '''
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* '''Crossroad 'Boulevard Laurier' '''
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** Access to Local Bus Network
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** ''{{Senseless}} - This crossroad is busy and cars can not pull over, lights changes quickly''
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* '''Crossroad 'Mall Place Ste-Foy' '''
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** ''{{Average}} - It might be possible to ask drivers at the light or leaving the mall ''
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** This might be exclusive to a short distance destination
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* '''Crossroad (Boulevard Hochelaga)'''
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** ''{{Average}} - It might be possible to ask drivers in the parking of the mall or waiting at the light ''
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** This might be exclusive to a short distance destination
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* '''(2) {{Ramp}} Université Laval''' (Rue du Peps, Av. de la Terrasse)
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** Access to Local Bus Network
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** ''{{Very Good}} - On the on-ramp from the University, before the cars are accelerating to the fast lanes''
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* '''(3) {{Ramp}}''' (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois/Chemin Ste-Foy)
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** Northbound Exit / Southbound Entrance
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** Access to Local Bus Network
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** ''{{Senseless}} - People will just be confused to see you there''
 
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Tunnel
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Tunnel ''({{Senseless}} - Do not venture on this tunnel as a foot pedestrian!)''
 
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*'''(4/4e) {{Ramp}}''' (Boul. Versant-Nord, Rue Jean-Talon, Boul. Charest Est)
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* '''(3) {{Ramp}}''' (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois/Chemin Ste-Foy)
*'''(6) {{Junction}} A-440 (Autoroute Charest)''' ''(Avenue Dalton, Avenue Watt, Rue Einstein, Charest Ouest A-440)''
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** Southbound Exit / Northbound Entrance
*'''(6/4o) {{Ramp}}''' (Rue Lavoisier, Parc Industriel Est, Charest Ouest A-440)
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** Access to Local Bus Network
**Access through 'Frontage road'
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** ''{{Good}} - You might catch a ride at the on-ramp crossroad with 'Chemin Ste-Foy', do not venture too far near the highway. Also you can try to catch the students leaving the nearby college during the academic season - which gives direct on the on-ramp ''
*'''(7/7o) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel)
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* '''(4/4e) {{Ramp}}''' (Boul. Versant-Nord, Rue Jean-Talon, Boul. Charest Est)
*'''(8) {{Ramp}}''' (Boul. Père-Lelièvre)
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** ''{{Bad}} - Southbound only local - Northbound, you better go directly to further to the 'Jean-Talon Crossroad' and try to hitch there to get to Boulevard Charest A-40 (See information in appropriate section) ''
*'''(9e/9o) {{Junction}} Overlap A-40/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] (Autoroute de la Capitale)'''  
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* '''(6) {{Junction}} A-440 (Autoroute Charest)''' ''(Avenue Dalton, Avenue Watt, Rue Einstein, Charest Ouest A-440)''
**Chance to the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] and [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573]]
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** ''{{Senseless}} - Dangerous corner ''
**Chance to go onto northern destinations
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* '''(6/4o) {{Ramp}}''' (Rue Lavoisier, Parc Industriel Est, Charest Ouest A-440)
**Chance to get on the A-40 By-pass eastwards
+
** Access through 'Frontage road'
*'''Crossroad (Boulevard Lebourgneuf'''
+
** '' {{Senseless}} - Industrial Estates only ''
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* '''(7/7o) {{Ramp}} ''' (Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel)
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** ''{{Average}} - Good on Ramp, with local traffic only
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* '''(8) {{Ramp}}''' (Boul. Père-Lelièvre)
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** ''{{Bad}} - Local Traffic only
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* '''(9e/9o) {{Junction}} Overlap A-40/[[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] (Autoroute de la Capitale)'''
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** Chance to the [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-73]] and [[A-73 (Quebec)|A-573]]
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** Chance to go onto northern destinations
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** Chance to get on the A-40 By-pass eastwards
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** ''{{Senseless}} - Fast lane Cloverleaf Junction, possible only as last resort and not for every direction''
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** ''{{Average}} - Southbound Exit towards Westbound (From the North: On 'rue Jean-Perrin' access to the A-40 Westwards)''
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* '''Crossroad (Boulevard Lebourgneuf)'''
 
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As ''Boulevard Robert-Bourassa''
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As ''Boulevard Robert-Bourassa - End of Fast lane - ''
 
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*'''Crossroad (Avenue Chauveau)'''
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* '''Crossroad (Avenue Chauveau)'''
*'''Crossroad (Boulevard Bastien)'''
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* '''Crossroad (Boulevard Bastien)'''
 
'''End of A-740 ''(Wendake)'' '''
 
'''End of A-740 ''(Wendake)'' '''
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=== Internet Ressources ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Autoroute_40 A-40 on Wikipedia]
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[[Category:Montreal]]
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[[Category:Montreal Metropolitan]]
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[[Category:Monteregie|Montérégie]]
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[[Category:Laurentides]]
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[[Category:Lanaudière]]
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[[Category:Abitibi-Temiscamingue]]
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[[Category:Mauricie]]
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[[Category:Centre-du-Québec]]
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[[Category:Greater Quebec]]
 
[[Category:Quebec]]
 
[[Category:Quebec]]
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[[Category:Motorways]]

Latest revision as of 21:48, 6 May 2012

Hitching the A-40

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The A-40, known as Autoroute 40 and officially named Autoroute Félix-Leclerc and Autoroute de la Rive-Nord runs on one stretch from the border of Ontario to the West and finishes just East of Quebec city. The A-40 highway continues its path into Ontario as the H-417, which goes towards Ottawa, the provincial border in Rigaud. It also runs parallel to the St-Lawrence River on its northern bank crossing the main urban areas on Montreal Island, Trois-Rivières before finally reaching Quebec city where the highway finally merge with the National Route 138 continuing further East. In between these three main cities, you cross a long rural landscape going from farmland to a big nothing in these rural areas it could be feasible to hitch along the highway itself at some point. This gets impossible the nearer of Montreal you get.

The A-40 is part of the Transcanadian Highway between Montreal and the ontarian border.

Section West - Ontario border and Montreal Metropolitan

In Montérégie, Montreal Metropolitan, Lanaudière Regions

In Montreal Metropolitan, the A-40 runs in the northern part of the Montreal island and is known as Autoroute Metropolitaine until it reaches the St-Lawrence North Shore at the 'Charles-De-Gaulle Bridge' in Repentigny. The A-40 highway also includes two peripheral By-Pass branches meant to avoid the urban traffic of downtown Montreal and facilitate the transport towards the northern regions of Laurentides/Lanaudières. From Repentigny, the A-440 and the A-640 aim to By-Pass Montreal Island, the A-440 goes through and finishes in Laval while the A-640 follows the Northern shore before finishing in the surrounding of Oka. Both connects with the A-13 that runs North-South back to the main A-40 on Montreal Island and the A-15 which also goes further north.

Autoroute 40 as 'Trans-Canada Highway' - border Ontario:


As Autoroute Félix-Leclerc


  • (1) AB-AS-blau.svg Ontario/Quebec border (Route 342 (Qc)/ Prescott and Russell County Road 14 (Ont))
  • (2) AB-AS-blau.svg (Montee Wilson)
  • (6) AB-AS-blau.svg (Montee Baie St-Thomas)
  • (9) AB-AS-blau.svg Rigaud (Chemin de la Baie (Route 342))
  • (12) AB-AS-blau.svg Route Harwood ( Route 342) / Chemin de la Mairie
  • Parking.png (Eastbound Only)
  • (17) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 201)
  • (22) AB-AS-blau.svg (Cote du St-Charles)
  • (26) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Daoust / Route Harwood ( Route 342))
    • Split Ramp, Entrance 1km further from Exit
  • (32) Autobahn junction.png Junction Autoroute 540
  • (35) AB-AS-blau.svg Vaudreuil-Dorion (Avenue Saint-Charles)
  • (36) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin des Chenaux)

Pont de l'Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge


  • (40) AB-AS-blau.svg (Autoroute 40 turnaround (westbound only))
    • Westbound Exit and Eastbound Entrance
  • (41) AB-AS-blau.svg (Blvd des Anciens-Combattants / Chemin Sainte-Marie)
  • (44) AB-AS-blau.svg (Blvd Morgan)
    • Eastbound Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
  • (49) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Sainte-Marie)
    • Exit onto a 'Frontage road'
  • (50) AB-AS-blau.svg (Blvd Saint-Charles)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
  • (52) AB-AS-blau.svg (Blvd Saint-Jean)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
  • (55) AB-AS-blau.svg (Blvd des Sources)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
  • (58) AB-AS-blau.svg (Henri-Bourassa Blvd./ Hymus Blvd.)
    • Exit and Entrance through a 'Frontage road'
  • (60) Autobahn junction.png Junction Autoroute Chomedey A-13

As Route Transcanadienne



As Autoroute Metropolitaine


  • (67) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (westbound exit / eastbound entrance)(Blvd Décarie / Boulevard Marcel-Laurin (Route 117))
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
      • Eastbound Exit through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse at AB-AS-blau.svg (65)
      • Entrance AB-AS-blau.svg Westbound at AB-AS-blau.svg (62), Eastbound through Autobahn junction.png (66)
  • (68) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (eastbound only) (De L'Acadie Blvd., Stinson St.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
    • Chance to Access other destinations in Montreal Nord through 'Frontage road' (Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse)
    • Chance to get to 'Mont-Royal Train Station'
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System, Station 'Acadie'
  • (70) Autobahn junction.png Junction Autoroute Laurentienne Autoroute 15 North
    • Chance to get to other north bank destinations
    • Chance to get onto the A-440 and A-640
    • Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the A-50 or towards northern region and the Trans-Taiga Route
  • (71) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Route 335 Saint-Laurent blvd., Saint-Denis St.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Ouest)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
  • (73) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Papineau Ave.(to Autoroute 19) Saint-Hubert St., Christophe-Colomb Ave., Papineau Ave.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
    • Chance to get to Laval and the A-440 by-pass
    • Chance to get to Montreal downtown East End or South Bank destinations through Pont Jacques-Cartier
  • (74) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Iberville St.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
  • (75) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Saint-Michel Blvd)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System
  • (76) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Pie-IX Blvd.(Route 125) / Viau Blvd)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Crémazie-Est/Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
    • Chance to get to East Montreal and Olympic District destinations
  • (77) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Lacordaire Blvd.)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
  • (78) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Langelier Blvd., Des Galeries-d'Anjou Blvd)
    • Presence of a 'Frontage road' (Boulevard Metropolitan Est)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Underground System

End of A-40 as Trans-Canada Highway


  • (82) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Roi-René Blvd./ Ray-Lawson Blvd.)
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
  • (83)/(85) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Frontage Access only) (Marien Ave.(eastbound)/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Blvd.(westbound))
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
  • (87) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (eastbound only) (du Tricentenaire Blvd. / Henri-Bourassa Blvd. (eastbound only))
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
  • (89) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (westbound only) (Henri-Bourassa Blvd.)
    • Access through 'Frontage road' (Blvd Metropolitan Est)
    • Frontage Road turnaround (Blvd Metropolitan Est) - (Westbound)
  • (92) AB-AS-blau.svg Montreal (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance) (Gouin Blvd. / Autoroute 40 turnaround (eastbound only))


Pont Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge

As Autoroute Félix-Leclerc



  • (94) AB-AS-blau.svg Lachenaie (Lachenaie (Route 344))
    • Chance to get onto East Montreal destinations through local road
    • Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.png
  • (96) Autobahn junction.png Junction Autoroute 640 By-pass
    • Montreal Northern By-pass (note: incomplete)
    • Chance to get to Montreal Metropolitan North Shore
    • Chance to get to Laval through By-pass A-440
    • Chance to get onto East Montreal destinations through local road
    • Chance to head north towards Ottawa on the A-50 or towards Abitibi northern region and the Trans-Taiga Route
  • (97) AB-AS-blau.svg Charlemagne (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance) (Blvd Pierre-Legardeur (eastbound only))
    • Chance to get onto East Montreal destinations through local road

Pont Benjamin-Moreau Bridge


  • (98)/(100) AB-AS-blau.svg Repentigny/Le Gardeur Frontage road access (Blvd Larochelle (eastbound)/Blvd Brien-Blvd Industriel (westbound))
  • (102) AB-AS-blau.svg (Westbound exit) L'Épiphanie (Rue Valmont)
    • Access through 'Frontage road'
  • (108) AB-AS-blau.svg L'Assomption (Route 341 / Route 343)
    • Access through 'Frontage road'
  • (118) Point-du-Jour Services Autobahn Restaurant.pngAutobahn gasstation.pngParking.png
    • Verygood.png (very good) - The Services is located in the median strip, enabling you to change direction and hitch cars to any directions, it usually is a common stop for all drivers doing long distance along the A-40




Autoroute 440 (Laval)

Western end as Avenue des Bois in Laval As Autoroute Laval

    • Continue westward as Avenue des Bois
  • (17) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Chomedey A-13
    • Chance to head north towards Laurentides
    • Chance to head south towards Montreal West End and Dorval Airport
    • Access through a Frontage road
  • (19) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 117 (Boulevard Curé-Labelle) / Boulevard Chomedey)
  • (22) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute des Laurentides A-15
    • Chance to head north towards Laurentides
    • Chance to head south towards Montreal West End and Dorval Airport
    • Access through a Frontage road
  • (24) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Industriel)
    • Access through a Frontage road
  • (25) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 335 South (Boulevard des Laurentides)/Boulevard René-Laennec) (Eastbound)
  • (27) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Papineau A-19
    • AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 335 North (Boulevard Des Laurentides) (Westbound)
  • (30) Autobahn junction.png A-25 Boulevard Pie-IX (Eastbound)
  • (12) Autobahn junction.png A-25 Boulevard Pie-IX (Westbound)
    • AB-AS-blau.svg (Montée Saint-François)
    • (Eastbound) through Frontage road
    • (Westbound) numbered (13)AB-AS-blau.svg
  • End of A-440
    • Continue Eastward merged as A-25




Autoroute 640 (Laurentides/Lanaudières)

Western end as Chemin des Collines/Chemin d'Oka (Route 344) in Oka As Autoroute 640

    • Continue westward as Chemin des Collines
  • Crossroad Route 344 - Chemin d'Oka
  • (2) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Principal Saint-Joseph-du-Lac)
    • Eastbound Entrance / Westbound Exit
  • (8) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Promenades/Avenue 20e)
  • (11) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Arthur-Sauve, Route 148)
  • (14) AB-AS-blau.svg (25e Avenue)
  • (16) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Chomedey A-13
    • Chance to head south towards Montreal West End and Dorval Airport
    • Northern end of A-13
  • (19) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. de la Grande-Allée) (Eastbound)
    • Westbound access through Frontage road at previous exit
  • (20) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute des Laurentides A-15
    • Chance to head north towards Laurentides
    • Chance to head south towards Montreal West End and Dorval Airport
    • Access through a Frontage road
  • (22) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. du Curé Labelle/Route 117)
  • (22/23) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. Robert Abbott) (Westbound only)
  • (24) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin du Bas-de-Ste-Thérèse)
  • (26) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. de Gaulle)
  • (28) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Laurentides/Route 335)
  • (35) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul des Entreprises)
  • (38) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Gascon/Route 337)
  • (42) Autobahn junction.png A-25
    • Access Westward to A-440 Autoroute Laval
    • Chance to head north towards further Lanaudières destinations
  • (44) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Charles-Aubert/Rue Louis-Hébert Montréal/Mascouche Airport)
  • (45) AB-AS-blau.svg (Montee Dumais/Chemin de la Cabane-Ronde)
  • (53) Autobahn junction.png A-40 Autoroute de la Rive-Nord
  • Crossroad Rue Émile-des-Pins/Route 344
  • Crossroad Rue Notre-Dame/Route 138
  • End of A-640


Autoroute 540 (Monteregie)

Short Connector between the A-40 and the A-20 west of Montreal Metropolitan.

  • (32) Autobahn junction.png A-40 Autoroute Félix-Leclerc
  • (3) AB-AS-blau.svg (Route 340 - Boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes - Vaudreuil)
  • AB-AS-blau.svg (Northbound only) (Rue Henry-Ford/Route Harwood (Route 342))
  • (29) Autobahn junction.png A-20


In construction: the A-540 will be due to continue southwards as the A-30 in the future, permitting the existence of a complete by-pass highway south of Montreal to exist.





Section Centre Trois-Rivieres

In Lanaudière and Mauricie Regions

In Trois-Rivières, the By-Pass project was never built. Therefore, the highway runs directly into downtown and requires that you overlap onto the A-55 for a few km on the western part of the city. Note that the southern junction between the A-40 and A-55 would be a dangerous hitching spot, the northern junction (leading to Montreal westbound) would even enable you to hitch directly on the highway viaduc itself. The distance to travel on the A-55 is about 4km.

As Autoroute de la Rive-Nord and Autoroute Félix-Leclerc

  • (118) Point-du-Jour Services Autobahn Restaurant.pngAutobahn gasstation.pngParking.png
    • Verygood.png (very good) - The Services is located in the median strip, enabling you to change direction and hitch cars to any directions, it usually is a common stop for all drivers doing long distance along the A-40
  • (122) AB-AS-blau.svg Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Antonio-Barrette A-31 - Joliette/Lavaltrie (Autoroute A-31/Route 131)
  • (130) AB-AS-blau.svg Lanoraie (Chemin de Joliette)
  • (141) AB-AS-blau.svg (Eastbound exit/Westbound entrance) (Rang Ste-Philomène)
  • (144) AB-AS-blau.svg Berthierville (Avenue Gilles-Villeneuve)
  • (151) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Viateur (Route 138)
  • (155) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Barthelemy (Montee St-Laurent)
  • (160) AB-AS-blau.svg Maskinonge (Rang de la Rivière Sud-Est)
    • (West) Include 'Frontage road' Eastbound exit and Westbound entrance
  • Parking.png Pointe-du-Lac Rest Area
    • Autobahn Restaurant.png Temporary Seasonnal Snack
    • Major Summer Halt/Pic-Nic Area
  • (166) AB-AS-blau.svg Louiseville (Route Livernoche)
  • (174) AB-AS-blau.svg Louiseville (Route du Pays-Brûlé)
    • Autobahn gasstation.png Autobahn Restaurant.png
  • (180) AB-AS-blau.svg Yamachiche (Chemin St-Jacques/Boulevard Duchesne (Route 153))
  • (187) AB-AS-blau.svg Pointe-du-Lac (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 138))
  • (189) AB-AS-blau.svg Pointe-du-Lac (Rang St-Charles)
  • (192) AB-AS-blau.svg Pointe-du-Lac (Chemin des Petites-Terres)
  • (196) Autobahn junction.pngAB-AS-blau.svg Autoroute Transquebecoise A-55
    • Possibility to hitch at this junction Good.png (good)
    • Chance to head north towards Lac-St-Jean Region
    • Chance to head south towards Trois-Rivières or the south shore of the St-Lawrence through Pont Laviolette


A-40/A-55 Overlap for 3 km




Saint-Maurice River bridge


  • (202) AB-AS-blau.svg Trois-Rivières (Boulevard des Estacades)
    • Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.png (Westward)
  • (203) AB-AS-blau.svg Trois-Rivières (Rue Thibeau (Route 157))
  • (205) AB-AS-blau.svg Trois-Rivières (Rue des Prairies)
  • (210) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Maurice (Rue Notre-Dame (Route 352))
  • (220) AB-AS-blau.svg Champlain (Boulevard de la Visitation (Route 359))
  • (229) AB-AS-blau.svg Batiscan (Rang Sud (Route 361))

Pont Rivière Batiscan


  • (236) AB-AS-blau.svg Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade (2e Avenue ( Route 159))

Pont Rivière Ste-Anne






Section East Greater Quebec Region

In Greater Quebec Region

In Quebec city, the A-40 (known as 'Autoroute de la Capitale') act as a By-Pass north of the city while the A-440 (known as 'Boulevard Charest') goes directly into downtown. Both the A-40 and A-440 terminates in the vicinity of Quebec city crossing the path of the A-73 (northwards to Chicoutimi and Southwards to Maine), to continue on a journey further East, you would have to follow the National Road 138 toward Charlevoix. West of Quebec city, in the region of Portneuf, it could be feasible to hitch along the highway itself at some point.

As Autoroute de la Rive-Nord and Autoroute Félix-Leclerc

  • (236) AB-AS-blau.svg Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade (2e Avenue (Route 159))

Pont Rivière Ste-Anne


  • (250) AB-AS-blau.svg Grondines / St-Casimir (Portneuf) (Chemin de St-Casimir) Average.png (average)
  • (254) AB-AS-blau.svg Deschambault / St-Marc (Portneuf) (Route Dussault (Route 363)) Good.png (good)
    • Autobahn gasstation.png (Westward) Good.png (good)
  • (257) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Gilbert / Deschambault (Portneuf) (Route Groulx)
  • (261) AB-AS-blau.svg Portneuf (Portneuf) (Rue Provencher) Average.png (average)
  • (269) AB-AS-blau.svg Cap-Santé / St-Basile (Portneuf) (Rang St-Joseph (Route 358)) Average.png (average)

Pont Rivière Jacques-Cartier


  • (274) AB-AS-blau.svg Donnacona (Portneuf) (Rue de l'Eglise/2e Rang) Good.png (good)
    • Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.png (Eastward) Good.png (good)
  • (281) AB-AS-blau.svg Pont-Rouge (Portneuf) (Route 365)
  • (285) AB-AS-blau.svg Neuville (Portneuf) (Route Gravel) Bad.png (bad)
  • Capitale-Nationale Rest Area Parking.png (Eastbound only)
  • Trucker Weight-Scale Balance
  • (295) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Augustin / Sainte-Catherine (Portneuf) (Route de Fossambault (Route 367))
  • (298) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Augustin (Route 138)
    • Autobahn gasstation.png (Eastward)
  • (300) AB-AS-blau.svg St-Augustin (Chemin du Lac) Bad.png (bad)
  • (302) AB-AS-blau.svg Cap-Rouge (Route Jean-Gauvin)
    • Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.png (Eastward)
  • (304) AB-AS-blau.svg Cap-Rouge (Avenue Le Gendre) Good.png (good)
    • Autobahn gasstation.pngAutobahn Restaurant.png (Westward) Good.png (good)
  • (305) Autobahn junction.png A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) / Route de l'Aéroport Senseless.png (senseless)
  • (306) AB-AS-blau.svg Quebec city (Avenue Blaise-Pascal)
    • Industrial Area Bad.png (bad)
  • (307) Autobahn junction.png A-40 (Northbound)/Autoroute Henri-IV ( A-73 South/A-573 North)
    • Chance to go onto the A-73 North/South, chance to join the A-20 on the St-Lawrence South shore
    • Chance to go toward South shore destinations
    • Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
    • Chance to go toward northern destinations


Spur Continuing as A-440 West Autoroute Charest into downtown Quebec city

  • (12) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Henri-IV - Overlap - A-40 (North) ( A-73 South/A-573 North)
    • Chance to go onto the A-73 North/South, chance to join the A-20 on the St-Lawrence South shore
    • Chance to go toward South shore destinations
    • Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
    • Chance to go toward northern destinations
  • (15) Autobahn junction.png A-740 (Autoroute du Vallon) (Rue Jean-Talon, Avenue Dalton, Avenue Watt, Rue Einstein)
    • Chance to go toward Ste-Foy University district Centre
    • Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
    • Chance to go toward northern destinations
  • Crossroad 'Frontage road' (Rue Jean-Talon)
  • Crossroad (Av. St-Sacrement)

End of Fast-lane A-440 West, continue downtown Quebec city as Boulevard Charest



Overlap - A-40 (East)/ A-73 (North)/A-573 North


As Autoroute de la Capitale Overlap - A-40 (East)/ A-73 (North)


  • (308) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard de l'Ormiere (Route 371))

Pont Rivière St-Charles


  • (310) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Letourneau / Rue Arnaud)
    • No direct access to the other side of the highway (2km)
  • (311) Autobahn junction.png A-740 (Autoroute du Vallon)
    • Chance to go towards Ste-Foy University district Centre
    • Chance to access the northern suburbs
  • (312) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand (Route 358))
  • (313) Autobahn junction.png Autoroute Laurentienne (Route 175)
    • Chance to change onto the A-73 northwards to the Saguenay region
    • Chance to go to Quebec city Downtown

End of Overlap, continue as Autoroute de la Capitale A-40


  • (315) AB-AS-blau.svg (1er Avenue)
  • (316) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Henri-Bourassa)
  • (318) AB-AS-blau.svg (Avenue du Bourg-Royal)
  • (319) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Cambronne (eastbound)/Rue Clemenceau (westbound))
  • (320) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Seigneuriale)
  • (321) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Labelle)
  • (322) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Chutes)
  • (323) Autobahn junction.png A-440 East (Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency)
    • Chance to get into Quebec city East End Downtown and Upper City
  • (325) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Ste-Anne (Route 138)/Route 368, Île d'Orléans)

End of A-40 Continue eastward as Route 138



Continue as A-440 East Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency into downtown Quebec city

  • (29) Autobahn junction.png A-40 Autoroute de la Capitale
    • Chance to go onto the A-73
    • Chance to go towards eastern destinations onto Côte-de-Beaupré - Île d'Orléans - Charlevoix on Route 138
    • Chance to continue by the A-40 By-pass
    • Chance to go towards the northern destinations
  • (27) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Chutes, Rue du Manége)
  • Crossroad (Boulevard François-de-Laval - Beauport)
  • (24) AB-AS-blau.svg Westbound entrance and Exit/Eastbound entrance (Avenue d'Estimauville)
    • Exit through 'Frontage road' AB-AS-blau.svg (23)
  • (23) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard Henri-Bourassa)
  • (22) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boulevard des Capucins, Boulevard Champlain (Route 136))

Pont Rivière St-Charles




A-440 (Quebec) Autoroutes Charest & Dufferin-Montmorency

See the appropriate sections outlined and included in the A-40 description above




A-540 (Quebec) Autoroute Duplessis

Begins Quebec city Airport Southwards

    • (Continue Northwards as country road until 'Val-Bélair' Borough)
    • Joins Route 358 northwards

As Route de l'Aéroport


  • Crossroad Aéroport de Québec (Rue Principale)
    • Good.png (good) people will most likely be altruist to help you out as there is no local transport from the airport
    • There is a local Gas Station/Donut store at this corner
    • You can ask to reach 'Boulevard Laurier' where the major bus line will help you roam further downtown
  • Crossroad On-Grade
  • Crossroad On-Grade
  • Crossroad College
  • Crossroad (Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel) (Route 138)
  • Crossroad (Cinema Mega-Plex)
  • Crossroad (Rue Jules-Verne, Rue Laberge)
  • (3) Autobahn junction.png A-540 (Autoroute Duplessis) / Route de l'Aéroport
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - Fast lanes

As Autoroute Duplessis

  • Senseless.png (senseless) - Do not venture as pedestrian along the fast lanes as it is narrowed without shoulder with many blinded corner for drivers.

  • (5) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin Ste-Foy)
  • (6/7) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois)
  • (8) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. Hochelaga)
  • (9) Mega Autobahn junction.png 'Entrée des Ponts' Autoroute Henri IV A-73
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - Dangerous for pedestrians
  • Crossroad (Rue Lavigerie)
    • Bad.png (bad) - Westwards, drivers are too busy finding their right lane before the Junction
  • End of A-540 continue eastward as 'Boulevard Laurier' (Route 175) towards Quebec city Downtown
    • Local Hitch: could bring you to the northern and western suburbs/counties as well as to 'Quebec City Airport' if you need to in replacement of using the public transport.




A-740 (Quebec) Autoroute Du Vallon/Robert-Bourassa

  • Senseless.png (senseless) - Do not venture as pedestrian along this highway until the fast lane stops as it is narrowed boulevard without shoulder, designed as a urban race track and often used as such by commuters!!
  • Local Hitch along this highway could lead you to 'Wendake' (The Huron Village) or to other northern suburbs if you need to in replacement of using the public transport

Begins Quebec city University District - 'Ste-Foy Borough'

  • Crossroad 'Boulevard Laurier'
    • Access to Local Bus Network
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - This crossroad is busy and cars can not pull over, lights changes quickly
  • Crossroad 'Mall Place Ste-Foy'
    • Average.png (average) - It might be possible to ask drivers at the light or leaving the mall
    • This might be exclusive to a short distance destination
  • Crossroad (Boulevard Hochelaga)
    • Average.png (average) - It might be possible to ask drivers in the parking of the mall or waiting at the light
    • This might be exclusive to a short distance destination
  • (2) AB-AS-blau.svg Université Laval (Rue du Peps, Av. de la Terrasse)
    • Access to Local Bus Network
    • Verygood.png (very good) - On the on-ramp from the University, before the cars are accelerating to the fast lanes
  • (3) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois/Chemin Ste-Foy)
    • Northbound Exit / Southbound Entrance
    • Access to Local Bus Network
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - People will just be confused to see you there

Tunnel (Senseless.png (senseless) - Do not venture on this tunnel as a foot pedestrian!)


  • (3) AB-AS-blau.svg (Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois/Chemin Ste-Foy)
    • Southbound Exit / Northbound Entrance
    • Access to Local Bus Network
    • Good.png (good) - You might catch a ride at the on-ramp crossroad with 'Chemin Ste-Foy', do not venture too far near the highway. Also you can try to catch the students leaving the nearby college during the academic season - which gives direct on the on-ramp
  • (4/4e) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. Versant-Nord, Rue Jean-Talon, Boul. Charest Est)
    • Bad.png (bad) - Southbound only local - Northbound, you better go directly to further to the 'Jean-Talon Crossroad' and try to hitch there to get to Boulevard Charest A-40 (See information in appropriate section)
  • (6) Autobahn junction.png A-440 (Autoroute Charest) (Avenue Dalton, Avenue Watt, Rue Einstein, Charest Ouest A-440)
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - Dangerous corner
  • (6/4o) AB-AS-blau.svg (Rue Lavoisier, Parc Industriel Est, Charest Ouest A-440)
    • Access through 'Frontage road'
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - Industrial Estates only
  • (7/7o) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel)
    • Average.png (average) - Good on Ramp, with local traffic only
  • (8) AB-AS-blau.svg (Boul. Père-Lelièvre)
    • Bad.png (bad) - Local Traffic only
  • (9e/9o) Autobahn junction.png Overlap A-40/A-73 (Autoroute de la Capitale)
    • Chance to the A-73 and A-573
    • Chance to go onto northern destinations
    • Chance to get on the A-40 By-pass eastwards
    • Senseless.png (senseless) - Fast lane Cloverleaf Junction, possible only as last resort and not for every direction
    • Average.png (average) - Southbound Exit towards Westbound (From the North: On 'rue Jean-Perrin' access to the A-40 Westwards)
  • Crossroad (Boulevard Lebourgneuf)

As Boulevard Robert-Bourassa - End of Fast lane -


  • Crossroad (Avenue Chauveau)
  • Crossroad (Boulevard Bastien)

End of A-740 (Wendake)



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