Route 138

Western Entrance: New York Border -- R-138 continues in New York as Route 30.

Eastern Terminus: Natashquan.

Regions: MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent, MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry, MRC de Rousillon, MRC de Montreal, MRC de L'Assomption, MRC de D'Autray, MRC de Maskinonge, MRC de Francheville, MRC de Portneuf, CU de Quebec, MRC de La Cote-de-Beaupre, MRC de Charlevoix, MRC de Charlevoix-Est, MRC de L'Haute-Cote-Nord, MRC de Minganie.

Routing: R-138 primarily forms the northshore of the Saint Lawrence River.

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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from south to north.  R-138 East photos are left-aligned in the last column, while R-138 West photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



Location

Description

Photo

East-
Bound

West-
Bound

MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent
Ormstown

Route 138 between the R-201 junctions along the Ormstown By-pass.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent
Ormstown

View looking easterly approaching the Route 201-South junction.  I find it amazing how well built so many rural Quebec intersections are.  Especially considering that these large intersections are controlled by a 4-way-stop.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent
Ormstown

Route 138 in the vicinity of Allan's Corners.  Route 138 follows the shores of the narrow Chateauguay River southwest of Montreal.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Sainte-Martine

View of the Riviere des Anglais Bridge along R-138.  Something about this structure just doesn't look right to me.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Sainte-Martine

View of the R-203 intersection.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Mercier

In the southeastern part of Chateauguay, R-138 widens to 5-lanes.  This photo marks the approach to A-30 and R-132 West.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Mercier

R-138 meets A-30 and R-132 at a dual intersection.  At the time this photo was taken, A-30 terminated at R-138, however design and construction is underway to extend A-30 as far west as Vaudreuil.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Mercier

Signage for Route 132 West.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Chateauguay

East of A-30, A-132 follows A-138 into the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory.  Highway's 132 and 138 are two of Quebec's longest and most important two-lane highways.  Highway 132 generally follows the South shore of the Saint Lawrence River stretching from New York State to Gaspe.  Highway 138 generally follows the north shore terminating in the remote fishing village of ___________.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Chateauguay

Easterly view at the St-Francis intersection.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Chateauguay

Prioritized bus lanes are common place in Metro Montreal.  This diamond lane speeds busses around morning congestion.  Route 132/138 is the only logical route from southwestern Quebec into Montreal.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

Easterly view at the beginning of the divided highway through the Kahnawake 14 Indian Reserve.  The approach to the Mercier Bridge is a full freeway.  Notice the English on the gas station pictured at right.  Because Highway 132/138 the highway is passing through an Indian Reserve, Quebec's draconian language laws do not need to be observed.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

The traffic circle at Old Blind Lady Hill Road was replaced by a signalized at-grade intersection in 2004.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

Ground mounted advanced signage for the R-207/R-221 interchange.

 

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

Guide signage for the ramp to R-207 and R-221.



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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Due to the lack of merge lanes from the R-207/R-221 interchange the ramp terminals are signal controlled during peak periods.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Overhead signage for the R-132 East intersection.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

Ground mounted signage for the ramp to R-132 East.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

There is no merge lane for traffic entering the bridge from R-132.  During rush hour traffic is controlled by traffic signals.  In off-peak times each approach is reduced to a single lane for freeflow merging.

 

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

MRC de Roussellon
Reserve Indienne Kahnawake 14

The Mercier Bridge is comprised of two sets of twinned overhead through truss bridges.  The westbound bridge was completed in 1934, while the newer eastbound span was added to address congestion problems in the 1960s.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La
Salle

Signage informing travelers of the first two exits in LaSalle once across the Mercier Bridge.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La
Salle

Overhead signage in LaSalle.  Note the temporary cross-over between the westbound and eastbound carriageways.  This is remnants of a reconstruction project that took place on the Mercier bridge.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La
Salle

The Airlie Road overpass appears quite high from the eastbound lanes of Route 138.


Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La
Salle

Eastbound view in advance of the Rue Clement and Rue St Patrick interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La
Salle

First of two overhead diagram signs for the Autoroute 20 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La Sud-Ouest

The Montreal Skyline can be seen from R-138.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La Sud-Ouest

Second of two overhead diagram signs overtop of R-138 in advance of A-20.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La Sud-Ouest

R-138 Est follows A-20 for a short segment acting somewhat like a collector lane.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La Sud-Ouest

The eastern A-20/R-138 interchange is particularly complex.  At this interchange the A-20 carriageways shift so that the eastbound lanes are actually to the left of the westbound lanes.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Agglomeration de Montreal
La Sud-Ouest

R-138 departs to become a Montreal surface street from the left side of the A-20 collector lanes.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Route 138 meets A-20 at a complicated and elongated interchange.  Click here for A-20 images.


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