Route 161 is a north/south highway south of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Its current northern terminus is east of the junction of Autoroute 55 in Saint-Wenceslas, and its southern terminus is at the border of Maine in the USA, where it continues as Maine State Route 27.

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Route 161
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length187.6 km[1] (116.6 mi)
Major junctions
South end SR 27 in Coburn Gore, Maine
  Route 212 / Route 263 in Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn
Route 204 in Lac-Mégantic
Route 214 / Route 263 in Nantes
Route 108 in Stornoway
Route 112 in Weedon & Beaulac-Garthby
Route 216 in Ham-Nord
Route 116 / Route 122 / Route 162 in Victoriaville
Route 261 in Saint-Valère
A-20 (TCH) in Sainte-Eulalie
North endRue Principale in Saint-Wenceslas
Location
Major citiesVictoriaville
Highway system
Route 159Route 162

On July 6, 2013, the route was severed at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec by an oil train derailment. Ministry of Transport consultants began surveying a site for a new bridge across the Chaudière River in August 2013.[2]

Municipalities along Route 161Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 73, Les Publications du Québec, 2005
  2. ^ http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/2013/08/17/003-megantic-travaux-relocalisation.shtml

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