Quebec Autoroute 440 (Laval)

Autoroute 440 (or A-440, also known as Autoroute Jean-Noël-Lavoie and previously as Autoroute Laval) is a provincial highway that runs across the city of Laval, Quebec from Autoroute 13 to Autoroute 25. It is currently 18.2 km (11.3 mi) long and proceeds across Île Jésus on an east–west axis. It links every highway or expressway that connects Montreal to the North Shore.

Autoroute 440 shield

Autoroute 440
Autoroute Jean-Noël-Lavoie
A-440 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length18.2 km[2][1] (11.3 mi)
Existed1974[1]–present
Major junctions
West end A-13 in Laval
  A-15 (TCH) / A-19 in Laval
East end A-25 in Laval
Location
Major citiesLaval
Highway system
A-410A-440
For Autoroute 440 in Quebec City, see Quebec Autoroute 440 (Quebec City).

Originally, it would have continued west in the Avenue des Bois corridor and crossed Rivière des Prairies on Bigras and Bizard Islands. On the latter island, the right-of-way is actually a public park. On the Island of Montreal, the A-440 right-of-way is just west of Boulevard Chateau-Pierrefonds. The autoroute would have ended at the Chemin Sainte-Marie interchange (Exit 49) on Autoroute 40.

  • Western terminus: Av. Des Bois (Ste-Dorothée neighbourhood) (km 16)
  • Eastern terminus: Autoroute 25 (St-Vincent-De-Paul neighbourhood) (km 34)
  • Lowest Annual Average Daily Traffic: 13 500 vpd (between R-117 and Avenue des Bois) (2000)
  • Highest Annual Average Daily Traffic: 131 000 vpd (between Des Laurentides blvd. and Industriel blvd.) (2000)

HistoryEdit

A-440 was built over the following timeline:

From Exit To Exit Date
Route 117 19 A-15/TCH 22 1974
A-13 17 Route 117 19 1975
A-15/TCH 22 Route 335 25 1975
Route 335 25 A-19 27 1976
A-19 27 A-25 South (now
Route 125 South)
34 1979
Route 125 South, (former
A-25 South)
34 New A-25 South (existing
autoroute renumbered)
16 (A-25) 2011

Note: Only service roads were originally built from A-13 to Boulevard Industriel (Exit 24), but they were signed as Autoroute 440 until the autoroute was completed in 1994.

Exit listEdit

The entire route is in Laval.

kmmiExitDestinationsNotes
0.000.00  Route 148 west (Avenue des Bois) / Montée ChampagneAt-grade intersection
1.000.6217   A-13 (Autoroute Chomedey) – Montreal, Saint-Eustache, Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau, Aéroport MirabelSplit into exits 17S (south) and 17N (north) west bound; exit 15 on A-13; no exit number eastbound
4.302.6719  Route 117 (Boulevard Curé-Labelle) / Boulevard Chomedey
6.203.8522    A-15 (TCH) (Autoroute des Laurentides) – Saint-Jérôme, Montréal, Aéroport MirabelExit 15 on A-15
7.704.7824Boulevard Industriel
9.906.1525  Route 335 south (Boulevard des Laurentides) / Boulevard René-LaennecRoute 335 joins service roads
11.507.1527   A-19 (Autoroute Papineau) / Route 335 north (Boulevard des Filion) – MontréalRoute 335 leaves service roads; exit 8 on A-19 / Route 335
14.208.8230  Route 125 south (Boulevard Pie-IX) to Pont Pie-IX – MontréalWestern terminus of concurrency with Route 125
15.609.6931Montée Saint-FrançoisEastbound exit is via exit 30
18.2011.3134  Route 125 north (Montée Masson) / Rang du Bas-Saint-François / Avenue Marcel VilleneuveExit formerly served Autoroute 25
18.7011.6235  A-25 south – MontréalTo Pont Olivier Charbonneau
19.8012.30  A-25 north – TerrebonneExit 17 on A-25
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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

External linksEdit

Route map:

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