Route 138 is a major highway in the Canadian province of Quebec, following the entire north shore of the Saint Lawrence River past Montreal to the temporary eastern terminus in Kegashka on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The western terminus is in Elgin, at the border with New York State south-west of Montreal (connecting with New York State Route 30 at the Trout River Border Crossing). Part of this highway is known as the Chemin du Roy, or King's Highway, which is one of the oldest highways in Canada.
|Chemin Du Roy|
|Maintained by Transports Québec|
|Length||1,420 km (880 mi)|
|West end||NY 30 at Constable, New York|
| A-30 / Route 132 in Chateauguay |
A-20 in Montreal-Ouest
A-15 in Notre-Dame-du-Grace
A-25 (TCH) in Anjou
A-640 in Repentigny
A-40 in Pointe-du-Lac (Trois-Rivières)
A-40 / A-73 / A-540 in L'Ancienne-Lorette
A-740 / Route 358 in Vanier
A-40 / A-440 / Route 367 in Beauport
A-40 / Route 368 in Boischatel
|East end||Route 510 east of Blanc Sablon|
It passes through the Montérégie, Montreal, Lanaudière, Mauricie, Capitale-Nationale and Côte-Nord regions of Quebec. In Montreal, Highway 138 runs via Sherbrooke Street, crosses the Pierre Le Gardeur Bridge to Charlemagne and remains a four-lane road until exiting Repentigny.
This highway takes a more scenic route than the more direct Autoroute 40 between Montreal and Quebec City. It crosses the Saguenay River via a ferry which travels between Baie-Sainte-Catherine and Tadoussac; in the event of a closure of this ferry, drivers must take a significant detour via Quebec Route 172 and Quebec Route 170 to the city of Saguenay in order to cross the river by bridge.
Until the mid-1990s, the highway's eastern terminus was Havre-Saint-Pierre, but in 1996 the extension to Natashquan was completed. A 40 km gravel section between Natashquan and Kegashka opened on September 26, 2013, with the inauguration of a bridge across the Natashquan River.
A second segment of about 17 km extends from Tête-à-la-Baleine's airport, east through Tête-à-la-Baleine, to the ferry terminal southeast of Tête-à-la-Baleine. There is also a 10.7 km roadway, la route Mecatina, from Mutton Bay to a ferry terminal in La Tabatière and continuing beyond.
A third segment of Route 138 extends from Old Fort to the Newfoundland and Labrador border (connecting with Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Route 510), near Blanc-Sablon on the eastern end of the Côte-Nord.
A gap remains between Kegashka and Old Fort, through isolated communities accessible only by coastal ferry. On August 25, 2006, the Quebec government announced a 10-year project to connect the two segments by building 425 km of highway along the Lower North Shore. In 2011, the Quebec government announced an additional $122 million investment for the project over five years as part of the Plan Nord. However, by 2013 difficulties ensued between the Quebec Ministry of Transport and the Pakatan Corporation, who was previously responsible for managing the funding for this project, leading to the termination of agreement between the two. By this time only 12 km of this road had been built, plus some additional engineering work and deforestation. The construction of two segments of the highway (Kegashka–La Romaine and Tête-à-la-Baleine–La Tabatière) was set to begin in 2019. A total of $232 million will be contributed to this project.
Municipalities along Route 138Edit
This section contains a table that is missing kilometre posts for one or more junctions.
|Le Haut-Saint-Laurent||Elgin||0||0.0|| |
NY 30 south – Malone
|Trout River Border Crossing; western terminus|
|Huntingdon||Route 202 east (Rue Henderson) – Hinchinbrooke, Franklin||Begin/end concurrency with Route 202|
|Route 202 west – Sainte-Barbe, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield||Begin/end concurrency with Route 202|
|Ormstown||Route 201 north – Ormstown||Begin/end concurrency with Route 201|
|Route 201 south – Franklin||Begin/end concurrency with Route 201|
|Très-Saint-Sacrement||Route 203 south – Saint-Chrysostome||Northern terminus of Route 203|
|Beauharnois-Salaberry||Sainte-Martine||Route 205 south (Rue Hébert) – Saint-Urbain-Premier||Begin/end concurrency with Route 205|
|Route 205 north (Chemin de la Beauce) – Beauharnois||Begin/end concurrency with Route 205|
|Roussillon||Châteauguay||A-30 / Route 132 west – Vaudreuil-Dorion, Sorel-Tracy||Exit 38 (A-30); begin/end concurrency with Route 132|
|Kahnawake||Route 207 to Route 221 – Kahnawake, Saint-Isidore, Saint-Rémi||Interchange; northern terminus of Route 207|
|Route 132 east to A-30 / A-15 – La Prairie||Interchange; begin/end concurrency with Route 132|
|Montreal||Montreal||1||Rue Airlie||Eastbound exit, westbound entrance|
|2||Rue Clément, Rue St-Patrick|
|4||A-20 west – Toronto||Begin/end concurrency with A-20|
|64||A-20 east – Brossard||Begin/end concurrency with A-20|
|A-15 – Montreal, Brossard||Exit 64 (A-15)|
|Route 112 east (Peel Street) – Saint-Lambert||Western terminus of Route 112|
|Route 335 (St. Denis Street) – Laval||Southern terminus of Route 335|
|Route 134 (Avenue Papineau / Lorimer Avenue) – Longueuil||Northern terminus of Route 134|
|Route 125 (Boulevard Pie-IX) – Laval||Southern terminus of Route 125|
|A-25 (TCH) – Terrebonne, Boucherville||Exit 5 (A-25)|
|L'Assomption||Repentigny||To Route 344 / A-640 – Terrebonne|
|Saint-Sulpice||Route 343 north to A-40 – L'Assomption||Southern terminus of Route 343|
|D'Autray||Lavaltrie||Route 131 north to A-40 – Joliette||Southern terminus of Route 131|
|Berthierville||Route 158 west – Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier||Begin/end concurrency with Route 158|
|Route 158 east – La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas||Begin/end concurrency with Route 158|
|A-40 – Montreal, Trois-Rivières||Exit 151 (A-40)|
|Maskinongé||Louiseville||Route 348 west – Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé||Eastern terminus of Route 348|
|Route 349 north – Saint-Léon-le-Grand||Southern terminus of Route 349|
|A-40 – Montreal, Trois-Rivières||Exit 174 (A-40)|
|Yamachiche||Route 153 – Saint-Barnabér|
|Trois-Rivières||Trois-Rivières||A-40 – Montreal, Trois-Rivières||Exit 187 (A-40)|
|A-55 to A-40 – Shawinigan, Montreal, Pont Laviolette||Exit 181 (A-55)|
|Route 157 north – Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel||Southern terminus of Route 157|
|Les Chenaux||Champlain||Route 359 north – Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes||Southern terminus of Route 359|
|Batiscan||Route 361 north – Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan||Southern terminus of Route 361|
|Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade||Route 159 north to A-40 – Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain||Southern terminus of Route 159|
|Portneuf||Deschambault-Grondines||Route 363 north to A-40 – Saint-Marc-des-Carrières||Southern terminus of Route 363|
|Cap-Santé||Route 358 north to A-40 – Pont-Rouge||Western terminus of Route 358|
|A-40 – Quebec||Exit 274 (A-40)|
|Neuville||Route 365 north to A-40 – Pont-Rouge||Southern terminus of Route 365|
|Québec||Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures||Route 367 north to A-40 – Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier||Southern terminus of Route 367|
|A-40 – Montreal, Québec||Exit 298 (A-40)|
|Québec||A-540 (Aut. Duplessis) to A-40 / A-73||Northern terminus of A-540|
|A-73 / A-40 – Saguenay, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Pont Pierre-Laporte||Exit 141 (A-73/A-40)|
|A-740 to A-440||Exit 7 (A-740)|
|A-973 / Route 175 to A-40 – Saguenay, Québec||Exit 4 (A-973/QC 175)|
|Route 360 west||Western terminus of Route 360|
|A-440 west – Québec|
|A-440 east – Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré||Exit 27 (A-440)|
|A-40 west / Route 368 – Québec, Île d'Orléans||Exit 325 (A-40); eastern terminus of A-40; western terminus of Route 368|
|La Côte-de-Beaupré||Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré||Route 360 west||Begin/end concurrency with Route 360|
|Route 360 – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges||Interchange; begin/end concurrency with Route 360|
|Saint-Tite-des-Caps||Route 360 west||Eastern terminus of Route 360|
|Charlevoix||Baie-Saint-Paul||Route 362 east – Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive||Western terminus of Route 362|
|Route 381 north – Saguenay||Southern terminus of Route 381|
|Charlevoix-Est||La Malbaie||Route 362 west – Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive||Eastern terminus of Route 362|
|Saint-Siméon||Route 170 west – Saguenay||Eastern terminus of Route 170|
|Saguenay River||Tadoudssac–Quebec 138 Ferry|
|La Haute-Côte-Nord||Tadoussac||Route 172 west – Sacre-Coeur, Saguenay||Eastern terminus of Route 172|
|Forestville||Route 385 west – Bersimis-Deux, Bersimis-Un||Eastern terminus of Route 385|
|Manicouagan||Baie-Comeau||Route 389 north – Fermont||Southern terminus of Route 389|
|Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent||Kegashka||Kegaska Airport, Kegaska-Basse Cote-Nord Ferry||Right-of-way ends|
|Gap in route|
|Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent||Tête-à-la-Baleine||Tête-à-la-Baleine Airport||Right-of-way begins|
|Harrington Harbour Ferry; Mutton Bay Ferry||Right-of-way ends|
|Gap in route|
|Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent||Vieux Fort||Right-of-way begins|
|Blanc-Sablon||Route 510 east – L'Anse-au-Clair||Newfoundland and Labrador provincial line; eastern terminus of Route 138|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 66-69, Les Publications du Québec, 2005
- "Une nouvelle route pour Kegaska".
- "Le pont de Natashquan inauguré".
- Trans-Labrador Hwy - Labrador 2003 - Page 5
- "Québec invests an extra $122 million for the extension of route 138 on the Basse-Côte-Nord". Gouvernement du Québec. May 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
- Lévesque, Fanny (5 July 2013). "Extension of 138: Quebec terminates agreement with Pakatan Corporation". LeNord Côtier. Retrieved 26 Jun 2018.
- "Route 138 - Extension of Route 138 on the Lower North Shore". Gouvernement du Québec. Retrieved 25 June 2018.