Autoroute 20 is a Quebec Autoroute, following the Saint Lawrence River through one of the more densely populated parts of Canada, with its central section forming the main route of the Trans-Canada Highway from the A-25 interchange to the A-85 interchange. At 585 km (363.5 mi), it is the longest Autoroute in Quebec. It is one of two main links between Montreal and Quebec City; the other is the A-40.

Autoroute 20

Route Transcanadienne
Autoroute Jean-Lesage
Autoroute du Souvenir
A-20 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length641 km[1] (398 mi)
Main section
Length542.5 km[1] (337.1 mi)
West end Highway 401 at the Ontario border near Rivière-Beaudette
Major intersections
East endRoute Drapeau in L'Isle-Verte
Rimouski section
Length45.2 km[1] (28.1 mi)
West end R-132 near Rimouski
East end R-132 in Mont-Joli
Major citiesMontreal, Longueuil, Brossard, Drummondville, Lévis
Highway system
A-19 A-25

There are two sections of the A-20, separated by a 57 km (35.4 mi) gap. The main segment extends for 540 km (335.5 mi) from the Ontario border to its current terminus at Trois-Pistoles. The second, more northerly section is far shorter (44 km (27.3 mi)), constructed as a super two autoroute (one lane in each direction), which bypasses Rimouski to the south and ends at a roundabout junction with Highway 132 in Mont-Joli. While the Quebec government has completed environmental and economic reviews of the impact of linking the two sections of Autoroute 20,[3] it has not committed the funds necessary for construction. Citing the high number of accidents on the Rimouski-Mont-Joli link of the A-20,[4] many politicians in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region have criticized the government's lack of progress in linking the two sections of autoroute and twinning the two-lane portion.

Description edit

Autoroute du Souvenir edit

The ending of Ontario Highway 401 marks the beginning of Autoroute 20.

Montérégie edit

A-20 begins at the Ontario-Quebec border near Rivière-Beaudette as the continuation of Ontario Highway 401. The westernmost section of A-20 was named the Autoroute du Souvenir (Remembrance Highway) in 2007 to honour Canadian veterans. Road marker signs on this stretch of the autoroute feature a poppy (a traditional symbol of Remembrance in Canada).

At km 29, A-20 crosses A-30 (former A-540) before becoming an urban boulevard for approximately eight kilometres (km 30 to 38) in Vaudreuil-Dorion and L'Île-Perrot. This stretch of highway takes A-20 across the Ottawa River. The speed limit is 50 km/h (30 mph) in Vaudreuil-Dorion and 70 km/h (45 mph) in L'Île-Perrot. A-20 once again becomes a limited-access highway at km 38, just before crossing the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal onto the Island of Montreal.

Montreal region edit

A-20 then traverses the West Island (in French, l'Ouest de l'Île) along the north shore of Lac Saint-Louis to an interchange with A-520. Commonly called the Dorval Interchange, this exit is the main access to Montreal's Trudeau International Airport. Further east, A-20 crosses the A-13 at its southern terminus, and then, at the St. Pierre Interchange, Route 138 west towards the Mercier Bridge.

Just west of downtown Montreal, A-20, A-15, and Route 136 meet at the Turcot Interchange. In 2020, the completion of a major project involving the rebuilding of the Turcot Interchange has shifted the autoroute north between Route 138 and the interchange. From there, A-20 east is multiplexed with A-15 south on the approach to the Samuel-de-Champlain Bridge.

Longueuil edit

Multiplexed with A-10 and A-15, all three autoroutes cross the Saint Lawrence River via the Samuel-de-Champlain Bridge to Longueuil. The multiplex splits south of the bridge. The A-20 parallels the south shore of the river through suburban Longueuil. The junction with A-25 affords a direct connection to the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel and Montreal's East End. The Trans-Canada Highway joins A-20 at this junction.

Autoroute Jean-Lesage edit

Autoroute 20 in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse with the Saint Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains at the background

The longest section of A-20 (from its junction with A-25 to its easternmost terminus) is named after Jean Lesage, who served as Premier of Quebec from 1960 to 1966, during the Quiet Revolution. Autoroute Jean-Lesage currently exists as two discontinuous sections separated by about 55 kilometres:

  • The main section between the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel and Trois-Pistoles in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
  • A shorter section that serves as a bypass of Rimouski and extends east to a final terminus at Route 132 in Mont-Joli.

Main section edit

Centre-du-Québec edit

From the junction with A-25, A-20 travels east, away from the St. Lawrence River. At kilometre 98, A-20 intersects A-30 near Boucherville, crossing the Richelieu River (km 112) just north of Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Bypassing Saint-Hyacinthe, A-20 forms a multiplex with Route 116 for six kilometres between exits 141 and 147. This section of A-20 in Centre-du-Québec is located the furthest from the St. Lawrence River (approximately 45 kilometres). Between Drummondville and Sainte-Eulalie, A-20 forms a multiplex with A-55 for 37 kilometres.

Quebec City region edit

A-20 continues across the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Lowlands and Quebec's agricultural heartland. The autoroute once again parallels the river as it approaches metropolitan Quebec City. From this point eastward, A-20 is never more than five kilometres from the river. At km 312, A-20 crosses the A-73, a north–south link between Saint-Georges and Quebec City via the Pierre Laporte Bridge. While the control city on A-20 is listed as "Québec", the autoroute never enters the city proper. Before departing the region, the freeway bypasses suburban Lévis.

Chaudière-Appalaches and Bas-Saint-Laurent edit
Autoroute 20 westbound in Montreal, ~km 66

As it continues eastward, A-20 passes the regional centres of Montmagny and La Pocatière before approaching Rivière-du-Loup and the junction with A-85 at km 499. The Trans-Canada Highway departs A-20 at this interchange and travels southeast on A-85 toward Edmundston, New Brunswick and the Maritime Provinces. At km 518, the highway becomes a super two for the remainder of its main section. The eastern end of the main section of the A-20 is located in Trois-Pistoles, approximately 40 kilometres east of Rivière-du-Loup.

Rimouski section edit

The second section of Autoroute Jean-Lesage (km 597 to km 641) connects Rimouski to Mont-Joli. It begins at a junction with Route 132 in Rimouski, approximately 55 km from the current terminus of A-20's main section. Like its larger counterpart, the Rimouski section of A-20 parallels the St. Lawrence, providing a southern bypass of Rimouski before ending (at another junction with Route 132) at the western approach to Mont-Joli.

This section of the A-20 is currently a single carriageway with occasional passing lanes. It was built to accommodate an eventual expansion to four lanes and most overpasses include the clearance needed to accommodate the additional lanes. The high accident rate along this section of A-20 have prompted many politicians to call for the highway to be expanded to two lanes in each direction.

An electric fence has been installed on both sides of the highway between km 621 and 628 to prevent moose from crossing the road, while at km 624 an underpass has been constructed to allow wildlife to pass under the highway safely.

Future edit

Transports Québec (MTQ) is currently engaged in several projects designed to connect the two segments of A-20.

Long-range plans by the MTQ call for the two sections of A-20 to meet. A 9.8 km section of single carriageway was opened to traffic on December 3, 2011 between Cacouna and L'Isle-Verte. As part of this project, a few kilometres of the highway near Cacouna was moved 1.5 km to the south and the old roadbed was destroyed. The MTQ timeline for completing the highway to Trois-Pistoles was met; it opened to traffic in November 2015. Overpasses were constructed for the St-Paul, St-Éloi and Drapeau roads.

Regarding the section from Trois-Pistoles to Rimouski, the Quebec government has completed environmental and economic reviews of the impact of linking the two sections of Autoroute 20,[3] but it has not committed the funds necessary for construction. Frustrated by the long delay in linking the two sections of A-20, in 2013, the Mayor of Rimouski proposed paying for the construction by tolling the autoroute.[5]

Citing predictions for an increase in ferry traffic to and from the Côte-Nord as a result of the Government of Quebec's Plan Nord, in 2011 the Mayor of Matane called for the further extension of A-20 to his city.[6]

Popular culture edit

Autoroute 20 serves as the backdrop to the popular 2002 Quebec film Québec-Montréal by Ricardo Trogi about seven twenty-something travellers driving between the two cities.

The Quebec French expression "à l'autre bout de la 20" (in English, at the other end of the 20) refers to Montreal when the speaker is in Quebec City, and to Quebec City when one is in Montreal.

Other names edit

Older Anglophone Montrealers sometimes still refer to the section of the A-20 west of the city as Highway 2-20[a] (or "The Two and Twenty"), but the Route 2 designation was dropped in the mid 1970s.

Exit list edit

RCMLocationkmmiOld exitNew exitDestinationsNotes
Vaudreuil-SoulangesRivière-Beaudette0.00.0  Highway 401 west – Cornwall, TorontoContinuation into Ontario
0.90.56  Rivière-Beaudette Service Centre (eastbound)
2.51.62   R-325 to R-338 – Rivière-Beaudette, Saint-Télesphore
Saint-Zotique5.33.3669e Avenue
9.25.79Saint-Zotique, Saint-Polycarpe, Saint-Télesphore
Les Coteaux11.47.112Les Coteaux
Coteau-du-Lac13.68.514  R-201 south – Pont Monseigneur-Langlois, Salaberry-de-ValleyfieldWest end of R-201 concurrency
16.410.217  R-201 north – Coteau-du-Lac, Saint-CletEast end of R-201 concurrency
18.611.619Chemin Saint-Emmanuel
Les Cèdres21.513.422Chemin Saint-Dominique
25.015.526Saint-Lazare, Les Cèdres
Vaudreuil-Dorion27.617.129    A-30 to A-40 – Sorel-Tracy, Ottawa/Gatineau, Montréal, Mirabel AirportA-30 exit 5
31.619.6  R-342 (Route Harwood)At-grade intersection
32.720.3  R-338 (Chemin de Lotbinière)At-grade intersection
33.320.7Avenue Saint-HenriAt-grade intersection
Ottawa River33.7–
Taschereau Bridge
Pincourt34.321.335Boulevard Cardinal-Léger – Terrasse-Vaudreuil, Pincourt
35.321.9Boulevard de l'ÎleAt-grade intersection. Entrance and exit to south only.
L'Île-Perrot36.722.8Boulevard Don-QuichotteAt-grade intersection
37.223.1Boulevard PerrotAt-grade intersection
37.823.538Chemin de L'Île-Claude, Rue de L'Île-BellevueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Ottawa River38.1–
Galipeault Bridge
Baie-D'Urfé41.325.742Rue Morgan
Beaconsfield43.827.245Avenue Woodland
47.229.348Boulevard Saint-Charles
Pointe-Claire48.730.349Avenue Cartier
49.931.050Boulevard Saint-JeanWestbound signed as exits 50-S (south) and 50-N (north)
51.532.051Chemin du Bord-du-LacEastbound exit and entrance
Dorval52.632.753Boulevard des Sources
53.833.454Boulevard Pine Beach, Boulevard Fénelon
54.934.156-E   A-520 east / Avenue Dorval – P.E. Trudeau AirportWestbound signed as exit 56-E (east)
55.534.556-OBoulevard Romeo Vachon, P.E. Trudeau AirportWestbound exit and eastbound entrance, Westbound signed as exit 56-O (west)
Montréal57.535.75855e Avenue
59.336.860   A-13 north / 32e Avenue – Laval, Mirabel AirportA-13 exit 1
61.037.961Rue NormanWestbound exit and entrance
61.938.5621re Avenue, Avenue Saint-Pierre, Avenue DollardWestbound exit via exit 63
62.739.063  R-138 west – Pont MercierWest end of R-138 concurrency; R-138 exit 4
63.939.764  Rue Saint-Jacques (R-138 east) / Boulevard AngrignonEast end of R-138 concurrency
65.140.567Rue Notre Dame, Boulevard AngrignonEastbound exit via exit 64
  A-15 north (Autoroute Décarie) – Saint-Jérôme
  R-136 east (Autoroute Ville-Marie) – Montreal Centre-ville
Turcot Interchange; west end of A-15 concurrency; A-15 exit 63; exit numbers follow A-15
69.443.162Boulevard de la Vérendrye, Avenue de l'Église
70.643.961Rue Atwater, Rue Saint-Patrick
71.844.660To A-10 west / Boulevard Gaétan-Laberge, Rue Wellington – Montreal Centre-villeA-10 exit 4; eastbound access to A-10 west (unsigned)
74.046.058  A-10 west – Montreal Centre-ville, Île des SœursWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; west end of A-10 concurrency; A-10 exit 5
57Boulevard de Île des Sœurs, Chemin de la Pointe NordEastbound exit and westbound entrance; signed as 57-S (south) and 57N (north)
Saint Lawrence River74.4–
Champlain Bridge
    A-10 east to A-30 / I-89 – Sherbrooke, Québec, Vermont
    A-15 south / R-132 west to I-87 – La Prairie, New York
East end of A-10 / A-15 concurrency; west end of R-132 concurrency; eastbound signed as exit 6; westbound signed as exit 75; A-10 exit 6; A-15 north exit 53
75Boulevard RomeWestbound exit; accessed from A-15 north / R-132 north exit 52
Boulevard Marie-VictorinEastbound exit only
Saint-Lambert79.549.4176Boulevard Simard
80.650.1378  R-112 (Boulevard Laurier) – Pont Victoria, MontrealWestbound signed as exits 78-O (west) and 78-E (east); eastbound access to R-112 west via exit 79
82.951.5679Avenue Notre-Dame
Longueuil84.552.5781Boulevard LafayetteEastbound exit and entrance
85.252.9882  R-134 (Boulevard Taschereau) – Pont Jacques-Cartier, Montreal
88.555.01185Boulevard Roland-Therrien
    A-25 (TCH) north to A-40 – Tunnel Louis-H.-Lafontaine, Montreal
  R-132 east – Boucherville, Varennes
Trans-Canada Highway west end (continues on A-25 north); east end of R-132 concurrency; eastbound signed as exits 89-N (north) and 89-E (east); westbound signed as exit 90
92.757.690Boulevard Marie-Victorin
93.658.291Boulevard Industriel, Rue Métropole
Boucherville94.358.692Boulevard Mortagne
95.159.193Rue NobelEastbound exit only
98.060.995Boulevard de Montarville
99.061.598    A-30 to A-10 – Saint-Hubert Airport, Brossard, Sorel-Tracy, Châteauguay, USAA-30 exit 83
Marguerite-D'YouvilleSainte-Julie101.563.1102Sainte-Julie, Saint-Amable, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
104.865.1105  R-229 – Saint-Basile-le-Grand, McMasterville
La Vallée-du-RichelieuSaint-Mathieu-de-BeloeilBeloeil boundary109.167.8109Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste – Beloeil, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil
Beloeil112.469.8112  R-223 (Rue Richelieu) – Beloeil, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu
Mont-Saint-Hilaire112.870.1113  R-133 (Chemin des Patriotes) – Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu
115.571.8115La Grande-Allée – Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Damase
Les MaskoutainsSainte-Madeleine117.673.1  Sainte-Madeleine Rest Stop (eastbound)
  Hurons Rest Stop (westbound)
119.874.4120  R-227 – Sainte-Madeleine, Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Présentation123.176.5123Grand Rang – La Présentation, Saint-Hyacinthe
Saint-Hyacinthe128.679.9128Avenue Pinard
130.681.2130   R-137 / R-235 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Granby, Saint-Denis-sur-RichelieuSigned as exits 130S (south) and 130N (north)
130.981.3At-grade railway level crossing
133.683.0133Rue Girouard – Saint-Hyacinthe
134.083.3134Rue Yamaska – Saint-Hyacinthe
137.985.7138  R-224 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Simon
Saint-Simon141.788.0141   R-116 west to R-137 south – Saint-Hyacinthe, GranbyWest end of R-116 concurrency
142.588.5143  R-211 to Saint-Valérien-de-Milton
Saint-SimonSaint-Liboire boundary145.090.1145Saint-Simon, Saint-Liboire
146.491.0147  R-116 east – Upton, Acton ValeEast end of R-116 concurrency
ActonDrummond boundarySaint-Nazaire-d'ActonSaint-Eugène boundary156.197.0  Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton Rest Stop (westbound)
156.997.5157Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton, Wickham
DrummondSaint-Eugène160.699.8160  R-239 – Saint-Eugène, Saint-Guillaume
Saint-Germain-de-Grantham165.7103.016610e Rang de Saint-Germain-de-Grantham
170.3105.8170  R-122 – Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Yamaska, Sorel-Tracy
Drummondville173.7107.9173   A-55 south to I-91 – Drummondville, Sherbrooke, VermontWest end of A-55 concurrency; A-55 exit 128
174.2108.2175  R-143 north (Boulevard Lemire) – Saint-Bonaventure, Saint-François-du-LacWest end of R-143 concurrency
177.0110.0177  R-143 south – Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham, DrummondvilleEast end of R-143 concurrency
179.3111.4179Chemin du Golf
Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover185.6115.3185  R-255 – Baie-du-Febvre, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey
196.5122.1196  R-259 – Nicolet, Sainte-Perpétue, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec
DrummondNicolet-Yamaska boundaryNotre-Dame-du-Bon-ConseilSaint-Léonard-d'Aston boundary199.8124.1200Saint-Léonard-d'AstonFormer R-155 north
Nicolet-YamaskaSaint-Léonard-d'Aston201.8125.4202Rang du Moulin-Rouge
Sainte-Eulalie203.0126.1204Rang des Cédres, Rang des Plaines
210  A-55 north – Bécancour, Trois-Rivières
  A-955 south – Victoriaville, Saint-Albert, Warwick
  R-161 – Sainte-Eulalie, Saint-Valère
East end of A-55 concurrency; A-55 exit 145; A-955 exit 15
214.7133.4215Rang des Épinettes
ArthabaskaDaveluyville220.3136.9220  R-261 – Bécancour, Daveluyville, Victoriaville
  Daveluyville Rest Stop (eastbound)
  Lac-à-la-Truite Rest Stop (westbound)
Saint-Louis-de-Blandford228.7142.1228  R-165 (2e Rang de Saint-Louis-de-Blandford) – Princeville, Plessisville, Thetford Mines
235.0146.0235   R-162 south / R-263 north – Lemieux, Princeville, Victoriaville, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford
BécancourManseau243.6151.4243  R-218 – Manseau, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets
L'ÉrableVilleroy252.6157.0253  R-265 – Villeroy, Plessisville, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Thetford Mines
254.0157.8  L'Érable Rest Stop (eastbound)
  Villeroy Rest Stop (westbound)
256.4159.325615e et 16e Rangs de Villeroy
266.5165.62664e et 5e Rangs de Val-Alain
Laurier-Station278.1172.8278  R-271 – Laurier-Station, Sainte-Croix, Saint-Flavien
290.7180.6291  R-273 – Saint-Agapit, Saint-Apollinaire, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly
296.3184.1296Route du Cap
Lévis305.3189.7305  R-171 – Lévis, Thetford Mines
309.0192.0  Chaudière-Appalaches Service Centre (eastbound)
311.4193.5311  R-116 – Lévis
312   A-73 to US 201 – Pont Pierre-Laporte, Québec, Saint-Georges, MaineSigned as exits 312S (south) and 321N (north); westbound exit is part of 314; A-73 exit 131
314  R-175 – Pont de Québec, Lévis
317.9197.5318  R-275 – LévisEastbound signed as exits 318-S (south) and 318-N (north)
321.5199.8321Chemin des Îles
325.0201.9325   R-173 to R-277 – Lac-Etchemin, LévisEastbound signed as exits 325-S (south) and 325-N (north)
327.5203.5327Route Monseigneur-Bourget
330.5205.4330Route Lallemand
BellechasseBeaumont337.3209.6337  R-279 – Beaumont, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland
341.0211.9341Beaumont, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse
  La Durantaye Rest Stop (eastbound)
  Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse Rest Stop (westbound)
348.0216.2348  R-281 – Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, La Durantaye
Saint-Vallier355.7221.0356Saint-Vallier, Saint-Raphaël
MontmagnyBerthier-sur-MerSaint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud boundary363.9226.1364Berthier-sur-Mer, Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud
Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-SudMontmagny boundary369.3229.5369Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud
Montmagny375.9233.6376  R-228 (Chemin des Poirier) – Montmagny
377.6234.6378  R-283 – Montmagny, Saint-Fabien-de-Panet
L'IsletL'Islet393.0244.2  Belles-Amours Rest Stop (westbound, seasonal)
399.9248.5400  R-285 – L'Islet
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli413.5256.9414  R-204 – Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Saint-Aubert, Saint-Pamphile
Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies430.0267.2430  R-132 – Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Sainte-Louise
KamouraskaSainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière435.8270.8436  R-132 (Avenue Industrielle) – La Pocatière
La Pocatière438.9272.7439La Pocatière, Saint-Onésime-d'Ixworth
443.8275.8444  R-132 (Avenue de la Grande-Anse) – La Pocatière, Rivière-Ouelle
Rivière-OuelleSaint-Pacôme boundary449.3279.2450Rivière-Ouelle, Saint-Pacôme, Saint-Gabriel-Lalemant
Saint-Philippe-de-Néri455.7283.2456  R-287 – Saint-Denis-De La Bouteillerie, Saint-Philippe-de-Néri, Mont-Carmel
458.0284.6  Kamouraska Rest Stop (westbound)
  Monadnocks Rest Stop (eastbound)
Saint-Pascal464.4288.6465Kamouraska, Saint-Pascal, Saint-Bruno-de-Kamouraska
Sainte-Hélène-de-Kamouraska473.9294.5474Saint-Germain-de-Kamouraska, Sainte-Hélène-de-Kamouraska
Saint-André-de-Kamouraska479.9298.2480Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska
Saint-André-de-KamouraskaSaint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska boundary487.5302.9488   R-289 to R-230 – Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Pohénégamook, Lac-Baker, NB
498.0309.4  Portage Rest Stop (eastbound, seasonal)
499.3310.3499     A-85 (TCH) south to R-185 / Route 2 – Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Dégelis, New BrunswickTrans-Canada Highway east end (continues on A-85 south); eastbound exit and westbound entrance; A-85 exit 100
Rivière-du-Loup502.3312.1503  R-132 (Rue Fraser) / Boulevard de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
506.6314.8507   R-132 (Boulevard Cartier) – Saint-Siméon
Cacouna513.9319.3514   R-191 to A-85 – Saint-Arsène, Cacouna, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, New BrunswickWestbound access to A-85
520.5323.4521Route Moreault
L'Isle-Verte527.1327.5527Montée des Coteaux [8]
531.4330.2531L'Isle-Verte (Rue Notre-Dame), St-Paul-de-la-Croix
Rivière-du-LoupLes Basques boundaryL'Isle-VerteSaint-Éloi boundary539.1335.0539Saint-Éloi, Route de la Station
Les BasquesNotre-Dame-des-Neiges542.5337.1542  To R-132 / Route Drapeau – Trois-Pistoles, RimouskiCurrent eastern end of main segment
55 km (35 mi) gap in A-20
Rimouski-NeigetteRimouski0.00.0  R-132 – Rivière-du-Loup, RimouskiAt-grade intersection
9.05.6606Rue de Lausanne
13.48.3610  R-232 (Chemin Sainte-Odile) – Rimouski
17.410.8614Montée Industrielle-et-Commercialle
24.515.2621Avenue Père-Nouvel / Rue de la Gare
La MitisSainte-Luce32.119.9629  R-298 – Sainte-Luce, Saint-Donat, Sainte-Flavie6
Mont-Joli45.228.1641  R-132 / Boulevard Jacques-Cartier – Sainte-Flavie, Matane, Amqui, New BrunswickEastern terminus; traffic circle
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Rest stops edit

Hurons Rest Stop (westbound) at Sainte-Madeleine

Other than the Rivière-Beaudette Rest Area, the remaining rest areas along A-20 are not full service and merely places for motorists and truckers to rest. Only some have washrooms and a few are seasonal.

There are 15 rest stops located at the following points along Autoroute 20, and contain the following services:

Location Name km Direction Services
Rivière-Beaudette Rivière-Beaudette 2 Eastbound Full Service Centre:
Phone, Tourist Information, Washrooms
C-store (Couche-Tard)
Fuel (Esso)
Food (St-Hubert, Tim Hortons) Electric vehicle charging station.
Sainte-Madeleine Sainte-Madeleine 117 Eastbound Phone, Washrooms
Hurons Westbound Phone, Washrooms
Saint-Eugène Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton 156 Westbound Phone, Washrooms
Daveluyville Daveluyville 223 Eastbound Phone, Washrooms
Lac-à-la-Truite 225 Westbound Phone, Washrooms
Villeroy L'Érable 254 Eastbound Truck rest area. Driveway to washroom is blocked off and road signage indicating it is closed. Washrooms no longer available. Phones and food vendor removed. Motors can use next exit to the east to turn around to use Eastbound rest area (and travel to again to next to the west to return to eastbound route.)
Villeroy Westbound Phone, Washrooms
Lévis Chaudière-Appalaches
(Formerly Saint-Rédempteur)
309 Eastbound Phone, Tourist information, Vending machines and indoor seating with tables, Washrooms. Modern rest area building open 24 hours. Electric vehicle charging stations.
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse La Durantaye 344 Eastbound Phone, Vending machines, Washrooms
Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse 345 Westbound Phone, Toursit Information, vending machines with tables and microwave oven, washrooms. Modern rest area building open 24 hours.
L'Islet Belles-Amours 393 Westbound Seasonal (Open only June to August):
Phone, Vending machines, Washrooms
Saint-Philippe-de-Néri Kamouraska 458 Eastbound Phone, Vending machines, Washrooms
Monadnocks Westbound Phone, Vending machines, Washrooms
Notre-Dame-du-Portage Portage 498 Eastbound Seasonal (Open only June to August):
Phone, Tourist information, Washrooms located in house like structure.

Gallery edit

A-20 eastbound

A-20 westbound

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ A 1975 Montreal Star article refers to the route as "Highway 2-20".[7]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Autoroute 20 in Quebec". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec" (in French). Transports Québec. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  3. ^ a b "Prolongement de l'autoroute 20 entre Cacouna et Rimouski, secteur du Bic". Archived from the original on 2016-04-10.
  4. ^ "900 accidents en 10 ans sur le tronçon Rimouski -Mont-Joli". TVA. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Le maire de Rimouski propose un péage". TVA. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Gaspésie-Les Îles : le PQ n'appuie pas le prolongement de l'autoroute 20 jusqu'à Matane". 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Lakeshore highway expansion in works". Montreal Star. 26 Jul 1975. p. 24.
  8. ^ Route des Coteau-des-Érables

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KML is from Wikidata
Preceded by   Trans-Canada Highway
  Autoroute 20
Succeeded by