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Southern Terminus: The Route du Golf interchange just north of Beauceville.

Northern Terminus: Route 371 interchange just south of Stoneham.

Regions: MRC de Robert-Cliche, MRC de Nouvelle-Beauce, Levis, Quebec, MRC de la Jacques-Cartier

Routing: A-73 is a north-south route starting in Beauceville aside the Chaudiere River.  The highway runs riverside into Quebec City where it crosses the Saint Lawrence River across the Pierre-Laporte Bridge.  The freeway runs concurrent with Autoroute 40 for several kilometres, jogging easterly.  At R-175 the freeway continues northerly, terminating in Stoneham.

Pictures on this page are arranged in order from south to north.  A-73 North photos are left-aligned in the last column, while A-73 South photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



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Route 204 is a long highway running through southeastern Québec from Lac-Mégantic to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.  Click here for R-204 images.

MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Southerly view approaching the roundabout with Route 204.  Autoroute 73 ends at the Route 204 roundabout.  Motorists continuing south towards US-201 and Maine must follow Route 204 to the west, passing through Downtown St-Georges.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Northerly along Autoroute 73 from just north of the Route 204 roundabout.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Southerly view on approach to the Route 204 roundabout.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Southerly view as Autoroute 73 climbs out of the Famine River Valley.  The Autoroute ends at a roundabout with Route 204 approximately 2km downstream of this signage.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

This view looks northerly approaching the Famine River.  Autoroute 73 is known as the Robert-Cliche Autoroute.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Southerly view as Autoroute 73 descends into the Famine River Valley.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Northbound view along Autoroute 73 approaching the 74th Street interchange in St-Georges.  When this photo was taken during the spring of 2015, Autoroute 73 ended at 74th Street, only to resume once again at Golf Street north of Beauceville.  Construction to complete the remaining length of Autoroute 73 is scheduled to be completed later in 2015.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Because the autoroute ends at this interchange, the northbound carriageway is narrowed to a single lane approaching the off-ramp to 74th Street.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Southbound view at the off-ramp to 74th Street in St-Georges.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Notre-Dame-des-Pins

Southbound advanced signage for the off-ramp to 74th Street.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Notre-Dame-des-Pins

View looking northerly at the signage to the off-ramp to Notre-Dame-des-Pins and St-Simon-les-Mines.  The interchange is situated on the in a valley on the northern side of the 20th Street overpass.  Exit 53 does not directly connect to 20th Street.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Notre-Dame-des-Pins

Two views looking northerly at the large structure that will carry Autoroute 73 overtop of both Route Bernard and the Gilbert River.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC de Robert-Cliche

Beaucville

Southerly view as Autoroute 73 passes overtop of the long Gilbert River viaduct.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

View looking northerly at the signage to the off-ramp to Notre-Dame-des-Pins and St-Simon-les-Mines.  The interchange is situated on the in a valley on the northern side of the 20th Street overpass.  Exit 53 does not directly connect to 20th Street.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Notre-Dame-des-Pins

A series of views looking southerly from the 20th Street overpass along Autoroute 73.  The upper photo was taken a year before the freeway opened to traffic, while the lower photos were taken just after the highway had opened to traffic. Two views looking southerly along the future alignment of Autoroute 73 from the 20th Street overpass.

 

Photo # 1 taken: 23/5/2015

 

Photos # 2 and 3 taken: 8/10/2016

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: as noted above

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MRC des Etchemins

Notre-Dame-des-Pins

View looking northerly along Autoroute 73 from the 20th Street overpass.  A new diamond interchange was constructed that links road between Autoroute 73 to Route 173 north of Notre-Dame-des-Pins.

 

Photo # 1 taken: 23/5/2015

 

Photos # 2 and 3 taken: 8/10/2016

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC des Etchemins

Notre-Dame-des-Pins

Southbound signage at the off-ramp to St-Simon-les-Mines and Notre Dame-des-Pins.  At the time that this photo was taken, a southbound advanced sign for this interchange was not present.  This photo was taken shortly after this portion of Autoroute 73 had opened to traffic however, so it is entirely possible contractors have simply yet to install the advanced sign.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

Northbound advanced signage for the interchange to Beauceville.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

View looking northerly at the turn-off signage to Beauceville.  The off-ramp departs the freeway just beyond the crest of the pictured hill.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC des Etchemins

Saint-Georges

View looking northerly along Autoroute 73 from the on-ramp from Chemin du Golf.  This photo was taken during the time that Autoroute 73 ended at the Chemin du Golf Road in Beauceville.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC de Robert-Cliche

Beauceville

View from the southbound ramp to the Chemin du Golf Road interchange from before Autoroute 73 was extended southerly.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC de Robert-Cliche

Beauceville

Southbound signage at the off-ramp to St-Simon-les-Mines and Notre Dame-des-Pins.  At the time that this photo was taken, a southbound advanced sign for this interchange was not present.  This photo was taken shortly after this portion of Autoroute 73 had opened to traffic however, so it is entirely possible contractors have simply yet to install the advanced sign.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC de Robert-Cliche

Beaucville

Southbound advanced signage in advance of the Beauceville interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC de Robert-Cliche

Beauceville

Northbound signage in advance of the Route 276 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC de Robert-Cliche

Beauceville

Northbound signage at the off-ramp to Route 276.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 8/10/2016

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MRC de Nouvelle-Beauce

Vallée-Jonction

Northbound advanced signage for the ramp to Route 112.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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MRC de Nouvelle-Beauce

Vallée-Jonction

Signage at the off-ramp to Route 112.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Lévis

View looking northerly along Autoroute 73 from the on-ramp from Chemin du Golf.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Lévis

Northbound advanced signage approaching the A-20 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Lévis

Signage at the off-ramp to Autoroute 20 East.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Lévis

Northbound advanced signage for the ramp to Autoroute 20 West.  The right lane of Autoroute 73 exits the freeway mainline at the ramp to Autoroute 20 West, leaving only a single lane for northbound traffic on Autoroute 73 to use.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Lévis

Signage at the off-ramp to Autoroute 20 West from Autoroute 73 North.  Traffic bound for Autoroute 20 West must follow a sharp horseshoe shaped ramp that passes overtop of Autoroute 73.  Considering how sharp this ramp is, it is somewhat surprising the MTQ didn't elect to construct a more economical loop ramp instead of the long elevated structure.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Autoroute 20 is the principle route along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence.  Click here for A-20 images.

Lévis

View looking northerly towards both the Pierre Laporte Bridge and the Québec Bridge from a high rock outcropping immediately to the west of Autoroute 73.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Lévis

View looking to the northwest towards the Pierre Laporte Bridge from the southern abutment of the adjacent old Quebec Bridge.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Lévis

View looking northerly along A-73 at the approach to Pierre Laporte Bridge,  The Laporte Bridge is a 6-lane suspension bridge, and is the main link between the North and South shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

Lévis

Mid-span view of the Laporte bridge on A-73.  The Laporte bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Canada.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

Québec

View looking easterly towards the Pierre Laporte Bridge from Parc Gagnon.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Québec

The northbound off-ramp to Route 136 is situated just beyond the northern touchdown of the Laporte Bridge.  Route 136 is a scenic road that follows the north shore of the Saint Lawrence into the heart of old town Québec City.  Click here for a photo of this signage as it existed in July, 2008.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Québec

This advanced diagram sign stands just beyond the northbound off-ramp to Route 136.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Québec

Southerly view as Autoroute 73 descends into the Famine River Valley.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

A-73 meets A-540 and Route-175 at a large three level interchange with high-speed movements favouring to and from the south.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

Québec

View looking southerly towards the approach to Pierre Laporte Bridge,  The Laporte Bridge is a 6-lane suspension bridge, and is the main link between the North and South shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 24/5/2015

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Québec

View looking northerly to the Autoroute 540 interchange from the Chemin Saint-Louis overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 24/5/2015

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Québec

Southerly view as Autoroute 73 descends into the Famine River Valley.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

Two lanes continue north through the A-540/R-175 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Autoroute 540 is a short connector highway that runs through western Ste-Foy northerly from A-73 to A-40 and Jean Lasage Airport.  Click here for A-540 images.

Québec

View looking southerly as the off-ramp to Autoroute 540 departs from the southbound side of Autoroute 73.  The off-ramp to Autoroute 540 splits several times before eventually leading traffic to both Autoroute 540 and Route 175 South.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

Southbound advanced signage approaching the Autoroute 540 interchange.  The right-most lane from Autoroute 73 exits the freeway mainline at this interchange destined for Autoroute 540.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

Southerly view at the off-ramp to Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

North of the A-540/R-175 interchange, A-73 descends down a large hill towards the A-40/A-440 interchange.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

Québec

Again through the A-40/A-440 interchange only 2 northbound lanes continue through the interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

Québec

View looking northerly as Autoroute 73 passes beneath the Chemin Ste-Foy overpass as the highway descends the long grade towards the Autoroute 40 interchange.  As is evident from the photos, this section of Autoroute 73 is due for some upgrades and modernization.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Québec

Southerly view as Autoroute 73 passes beneath the Chemin Ste-Foy overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Quebec

Northbound view at the off-ramp to Chemin Ste-Foy and Boul. du Versant-Nord.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Québec

Southbound advanced signage for the Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

Advanced signage for the off-ramp to A-440 East.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Québec

Southbound view at the off-ramp to Chemin Ste-Foy and Boul. du Versant-Nord.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Quebec

Signage for the northbound off-ramp to A-440.  A-73 meets A-40/A-440 at a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with a directional ramp instead of a loop ramp for westbound to southbound movements.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Québec

Southbound view along Autoroute 73 as the on-ramp from Autoroute 40 West joins the southbound lanes of the freeway.  Notice that the right lane from the freeway merges directly with the left-lane from the incoming lane at this interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 23/5/2015

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Québec

Signage for the northbound off-ramp to A-440.  A-73 meets A-40/A-440 at a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with a directional ramp instead of a loop ramp for westbound to southbound movements.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 2/10/2014

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Autoroute 40 is the principle route along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence.  Click here for A-40 images.


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