Autoroute 20
Montreal

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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from west to east.  A-20 East photos are left-aligned in the last column, while A-20 west photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



Location

Description

Photo

East-
Bound

West-
Bound

A-540 is a short freeway linking A-20 and 40 to the West of Montreal. Click here for Autoroute 540 images

MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulangnes
Terrasse-Vaudreuil

Overhead signage for the the only interchange found on L'Ile-Perrot.  The Quebec Government has committed itself to completing A-20 as a freeway through Dorion and Ile Perrot.  Presumably this would happen on a new alignment, and this interchange would be by-passed.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulangnes
L'Ile Perrot

This is a photo of the signage for the Don-Quichotte Boulevard Intersection.  Boul. Don-Quichotte is one of four signalized intersections along Autoroute 20 ion Ile Perrot.  Fortunately, A-40 is located within a stones throw to the north of A-20 so through traffic is not required to pass through either Dorion or Ile Perrot.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Baie D'Urfe

Overhead signage for Rue Morgan.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Beaconsfield

Overhead signage for Rue Woodland.  Rue Woodland is one of two interchanges for Beaconsfield from A-20.  Beaconsfield is a predominantly English speaking suburb of Montreal.  Montreal is a fantastic cosmopolitan city.  Toronto may have surpassed Montreal in terms of population, Montreal is far culturally superior to Toronto.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Beaconsfield

View looking westerly along A-20 from Woodland Avenue.  A-20 follows a narrow corridor through Western Montreal bounded by both the CN and CP Railways.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Beaconsfield

This view looks easterly towards Montreal from Woodland Avenue.  The Woodland Avenue interchange was built in the early 200s replacing an out-dated signalized intersection.  During the 1960s and 1970s Quebec spent its money by-passing the former Route 2 with A-40 instead of converting Highway 2 directly into a freeway in Western Montreal.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Pointe-Claire

Pretty standard overhead signage board facing traffic along the road into Downtown Montreal.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Dorval

Eastbound overhead signage in Dorval.  Dorval International Airport was renamed Trudeau Airport during Jean Cherest's tenure as Premier of Quebec.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal

Dorval

Advanced overhead sign marking the A-520 interchange.  The A-20/520 interchange is undergoing major reconstruction at the time of this photo.  Presently vehicles must navigate a signalized rotary to travel between the freeways.  MTQ is constructed a new set of directional ramps to create a free-flow connection for the west to west and east to east movements.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Dorval

View of the ramp to 55th Avenue, in advance of the A-13 interchange.  A-13 is a north-south freeway that runs through the western Montreal suburbs, north from A-20 to A-640.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Autoroute 13 carries traffic northerly from Lachine to Broisbriand.  Click here for Autoroute 13 images.

Agglomeration de Montreal
Dorval

Overhead signage at the off-ramp to Autoroute 13 North.  As is indicated on the overhead signage, this freeway ramp makes a very sharp curve to pass underneath of the adjacent railway lines.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 5/5/2012

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Dorval

Westbound advanced signage for the Autoroute 13 interchange.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 5/5/2012

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Dorval

Westbound off-ramp to rue Norman.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 5/5/2012

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Lachine

Overhead signage at the First Avenue interchange in Western Montreal.  A-20 can be quite congested through this part of the city due to the close proximity of the A-13 and R-138 interchanges.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Lachine

Westerly view from 1st Avenue in Lachine.  Autoroute 20 has a very tight cross-section through Lachine.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 5/5/2012

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Lachine

Easterly view towards the Highway 138 interchange and Downtown Montreal from 1st Avenue.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 5/5/2012

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Lachine

The outermost eastbound lane departs A-20 for R-138 West, and the Mercier bridge.  The 'right-turn sign' is typical on overhead signage where a thru-lane exits the Autoroute.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Lachine

Eastbound exit for Route 138-West.  R-138 is a short freeway west of A-20 where it crosses the Mercier Bridge.  East of A-20, R-138 is a conventional city street, one of Montreal's most predominant -- Shrerbroke Street.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal

Lachine

View of the R-138 interchange from the eastbound lanes of A-20.  This interchange begins a series of large interchanges along A-20 through Western Montreal.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal

Lachine

Signage for Route 138-East.  Notice the wire-mesh netting that is affixed to the overpass structure, this netting is designed to stop large pieces of concrete from falling from the structure onto the freeway below.  Quebec has fallen far behind its infrastructure curve.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Route 138 is one of the Southern Quebec's principal non freeway east-west routesClick here for R-138 images.

Agglomeration de Montreal
Lachine

Overhead signage for Route 138-East from eastbound A-20.  R-138 runs beside A-20 as a short collector lane between the two interchanges.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

View looking easterly through the eastern Route 138 interchange.  It is at this interchange where the westbound lanes pass overtop of the eastbound lanes for the short segment where the carriageways are reversed.  Driving into Montreal along A-20 really is a unique experience..

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

At the eastbound merge between A-20 and R-138, sits this sign.  It is the first of many First in a series of overhead signs detailing lane specifics for the Turcot Interchange.  A-20 exits to the right at this interchange.  The through lanes default on A-720 -- Montreal`s downtown expressway spur.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

Two views looking westerly from Angrignon Boulevard.  As is very evident from the photo, the westbound lanes are departing Montreal to the South of the Eastbound lanes, which both straddle the CN Mainline into Montreal.  The R-138-East interchange is visible in the distance.  This interchange is built overtop of the CN Railine.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

Easterly view from Angrignon Boulevard towards the Turcot Interchange.  The Turcot interchange is a massive interchange complex.  Notice the now abandoned CN Turcot Intermodal facility disused along the left side of the photo.  this land is to incorporated into the new highway, and be redeveloped as part of the Turcot Interchange replacement project.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/9/2009

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

First in a series of overhead signs detailing lane specifics for the Turcot Interchange.  A-20 exits to the right at this interchange.  The through lanes default on A-720 -- Montreal`s downtown expressway spur.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

First in a series of overhead signs detailing lane specifics for the Turcot Interchange.  A-20 exits to the right at this interchange.  The through lanes default on A-720 -- Montreal`s downtown expressway spur.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

Second round of overhead signs for the Turcot interchange.  I almost omitted this sign from the gallery seeing as its exactly the same layout as the previous image.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

Third round of overhead signs for the Turcot Interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

A-20 departs the mainline freeway at this junction following an extremely substandard section of A-15 to the Champlain Bridge.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Click here for A-10 images, here for A-15 images and here for A-720 images.

Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

East of the Pont Champlain, A-20 is multiplexed with R-132.  Route 132 is the former principal highway between Montreal and Quebec City on the South Shore.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Overhead signage for the first interchange east of Pont Champlain on the South Shore.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Pont Victoria carries single direction traffic in and and out of Montreal during peak travel times.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Clearview signage for R-112.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

A-20 provides for some spectacular views of Pont Jacques-Cartier from the South Shore.  Pont Jacques Cartier is arguably Montreal's most spectacular of many very impressive river crossings.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

The first of a series of overhead signs in advance of the upcoming interchange with Autoroute 25.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/02/2014

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

This is the second in a series of advanced signs for the A-25 interchange.  Autoroute 20 exits the freeway mainline at this interchange via a single lane ramp at the right side of the freeway. 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/02/2014

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Third sign for the A-25 interchange.  This photo was taken during the morning rush hour, as such there was a long queue of traffic for the ramp to Autoroute 25 North towards the Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel that leads to Montreal Island.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/02/2014

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Must exit signage for both the ramps to A-20 East and A-25 North.  Because of the large width of these signs, the MTQ cannot place a pull through sign overtop of all four lanes on the same gantry.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/02/2014

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Signage as the single lane off-ramp to Autoroute 20 exits from the right side of the freeway.  Beyond the Autoroute 25 interchange, R-132 continues as a freeway for several kilometres before narrowing to surface boulevard.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Longueuil
Longueuil

Westerly view overtop of A-20 from the pedestrian bridge immediately adjacent to the A-25 overpass.  When this photo was taken, construction was just about finished on the project to rehabilitate the mainline lanes of A-20 west of the A-25 interchange.  This work was completed during a series of contracts that saw the A-20/25 interchange completely reconstructed.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 5/5/2012

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Click here for A-25 images.

 


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