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Autoroute 13 (or A-13, also known as Autoroute Chomedey with sections formerly known as Autoroute Mirabel), is a freeway in the urban region of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its southern end is at the junction of A-20 on the Island of Montreal near Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Its northern terminus is at the junction of A-640 near Boisbriand. The road traverses through Laval.

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Autoroute 13
Autoroute Chomedey
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length21.4 km[2][1] (13.3 mi)
Existed1975 [1]–present
Major junctions
South end A-20 in Montréal
  A-520 in Dorval
A-40 (TCH) in Montreal
A-440 in Laval
North end A-640 in Boisbriand
Location
Major citiesMontréal, Laval, Boisbriand
Highway system
A-10A-15

Autoroute 13 was built as a toll highway in 1975 with a goal to connect the two international airports, Mirabel and Dorval (now Trudeau International Airport). The freeway is mostly six-laned and tolls no longer apply.

The designation of Autoroute Chomedey refers to the community of Chomedey in Laval, through which A-13 passes. Formerly, common usage was to refer to the autoroute as Autoroute Chomedey south of the Milles-Îles river, and Autoroute Mirabel north of that point. In recent usage, however, the Autoroute Chomedey name is generally used for the full length of the autoroute. Boulevard Pitfield is routed as a parallel service road to A-13 in St-Laurent.

Boulevard Pitfield derives its name from the origin of the actual route. In the 1920s, the actual route was a Polo Pony Trail leading from the various estates of the Saraguay Village residents to their Polo Fields, now where the area of St. Laurent Blvd and Bois Franc merge. In the late 1930s the path became an unpaved local road. Over the next several decades Saraguay Farms, owned by Mrs. W.C. Pitfield, was paid to clear the road in the winter by the municipality of St. Laurent. The road was developed into a two-lane highway in the 1960s.

The Quebec provincial government was planning to extend Autoroute 13 north of A-640 in the late 1990s as an alternate route for A-15 (Autoroute Décarie/Autoroute des Laurentides).

Exit listEdit

RCMLocationkmmiExitDestinationsNotes
MontréalMontréal0.000.00  A-20 east (Autoroute du Souvenir) / 32 Avenue – Lachine, Centre-Ville Montréal
1   A-20 west (Autoroute du Souvenir) – Toronto, Aéroport P.-E.-TrudeauSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; exit 60 on A-20
2Rue Hickmore / Rue Louis-A.-Amos
MontréalDorval3   A-520 (Autoroute de la Côte-de-Liesse) – Aéroport P.-E.-TrudeauSigned as exits 3E (east) and 3O (west); exit 4 on A-520
Montréal6   A-40 (TCH) – Ottawa, Gatineau, QuébecExit 60 on A-40
8Boulevard Henri-Bourassa / Boulevard Gouin
Rivière des PrairiesPont Louis Bisson
Laval12Boulevard Samson / Boulevard Notre-Dame / Boulevard Saint-MartinSouthbound access to Boulevard Saint-Martin is via exit 15
15   A-440 (Autoroute Jean-Noël-Lavoie) to Route 148 (Avenue des Bois)Exit 17 on A-440
17Boulevard Dagenais / Boulevard Sainte-RoseNorthbound access to Boulevard Dagenais is via exit 15
Rivière des Mille ÎlesPont Vachon
LaurentidesBoisbriand20  Route 344 (Chemin de la Grande-Côte) – Boisbriand, Saint-Eustache
22  A-640 – Repentigny, Saint-Eustache, OkaSigned as exits 22E (east) and 22O (west); exit 16 on A-640
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
 
Exit to A-13 from A-640
  • Lowest Annual Average Daily Traffic: 38 000 (between R-344 and A-640 in 2000)
  • Highest Annual Average Daily Traffic: 140 000 (between A-40 and A-440 in 2000)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec" (in French). Transports Québec. Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  2. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page (?), Les Publications du Québec, 2005

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