Route 148

Western Entrance: Ontario border -- Route 148 continues west into Pembroke Ontario as Highway 148.

Eastern Terminus: Autoroute 25 interchange in Eastern Laval

Length: 340.7km

Regions: Pontiac, Gatineau, Papineau, Argenteuil, Mirabel, Laval

Routing: Route 148 begins at the Allumettes bridge just east of Pembroke Ontario.  The highway curves around the north side of the Ottawa River through Fort-Coulonge and Shawville.  The highway passes through the heart of Gatineau on what was envisioned to be A-50 through the City.  East of Gatineau, the route continues along the north side of the Ottawa River.  In Mirabel, Highway ducks southerly into Suburban Montreal.  Route 148 is one of the principal east-west highways through Laval, before the highway terminates at the Autoroute 25 interchange..

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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from west to east.  R-148 East photos are left-aligned in the last column, while R-148 west photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



Location

Description

Photo

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Bound

West-
Bound

Ville de Gatineau

This view looks westerly from the Boul. St-Raymond overpass in old Hull  West of this overpass, Route 148 has followed its present alignment for numerous years.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

View looking easterly from the Boul. St-Raymond overpass in old Hull.  For many years Boul. St-Raymond marked the eastern leg of Highway 148's expressway segment through Aylmer and Hull.  Many hurdles had to be hopped to extend the expressway through the Federally administered Gatineau Park.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

Westerly view from the Prom de la Gatineau overpass into Gatineau Park.  A considerable amount of rock was removed to punch Route 148 through Gatineau Park.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

Easterly views from the Prom de la Gatineau overpass in Hull.  One of the largest roadblocks in completing Route 148 was what to do with the urban section through old Hull.  For many years, this road was proposed to be a freeway extension of Autoroute 50.  The triple roundabout configuration that was instead constructed seems to function very well.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

This view looks towards the Rue Labelle roundabout.  Rue Labelle is the western-most of the three roundabouts in Hull.  These roundabouts are extremely well designed.  Note that all pedestrian movements are directed to a set of traffic signals in the eastern leg of the intersection.  Pedestrian movements at all three roundabouts are handled in this fashion.  Also, note tab under the yield sign that rougly translated says 'You do not have the right-of-way'.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

View looking westerly from the central pedestrian refuge at the Labelle Road roundabout.  Notice the pavement markings continue through the dual-lane circular roadway.  Typically in Ontario, line markings are not painted through the circular roadway.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

Roundabout signage for the central roundabout at Demontigny Street.  After several years of debate, and numerous designs, this warning sign was selected to be the standard for a roundabout.  Signage in Ontario often does not show an advisory speed for the circular roadway.


Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

Green signage for the Demontigny Street roundabout.  Notice the slip ramp to Laramee Road.  Roundabouts are very capable of handling intersections with more than four legs.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

View looking westerly at the signage for St.-Joseph Boulevard.  Notice that the signage for the roundabout is retro-reflective (which means it is reflective from almost every angle).  Green signage in Ontario is seldom this good.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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Ville de Gatineau

View looking easterly from the just east of the St. Joseph Boulevard roundabout, towards the Autoroute 50 interchange.  The R-148 extension was impeccably built through Hull, the lack of a direct connection to A-50 is an oversight in my view.  Note that left turning traffic from R-148 onto A-50 is spilling out from the left turn lane into the mainline lanes.  This situation will be further exacerbated as Aylmer continues to grow.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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R-148 meets the western terminus of Autoroute 50 in Downtown Gatineau.  Click here for A-50 images.

Ville de Gatineau

R-148 piggybacks along Autoroute 50 through a small section of Gatineau.  Autoroute 50 ends at Boulevard des Allumettieres, while R-148 (obviously) continues westerly.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 9/12/2008

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A-50/R-148 intersects A-5 just east of A-50's western terminus in Hull.  Click here for A-5 images.


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Last Updated: September 26, 2009.