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Western Terminus: A 720 in Downtown Montreal.

Eastern Terminus: A-55 in Magog

Regions: Agglomeration de Montreal, Ville de Longueuil, MRC de Rouville, MRC de la Haute-Yamaska, MRC de Missisquoi, MRC de Memphremagog 

Routing: A-10 begins from the Ville Marie Autoroute in Downtown Montreal.  It heads east across the Champlain Bridge into the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  The freeway ends at a trumpet interchange with A-55 between Magog and Sherbroke.

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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from west to east.  A-10 East photos are left-aligned in the last column, while A-10 west photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



Location

Description

Photo

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Bound

West-
Bound

A-10 begins at an eastbound partial interchange with A-720.  Click here for A-720 images.

Agglomeration de Montreal
Le Sud-Ouest

View of A-10 as it passes eastbound past Technoparc.  The truss bridge seen in the photo is Pont Victoria, carrying Route 112/116 across the Saint Lawrence.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

View driving east across the Champlain Bridge

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

Pont Champlain has a six lane cross-section.  During rush periods the left most lane in the non-rush direction carries opposing transit vehicles (!) -- Fortunately for tourists, signs explaining the phenomena are written in both French and English.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

Over the ship channel the Champlain Bridge is an elegant steel truss bridge.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

View through the truss bridge onto the South Shore.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

Overhead signage in advance of the A-15/20 interchange.  A-15 heads to the right towards New York State.  A-20 heads to the left towards Quebec City.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

Second of three overhead signs for A-15 and A-20.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

All through traffic along A-20 and A-15 must navigate this tight loop ramp.  Considering these are both long distance principal though routes both leading through the heart of Montreal, it is no wonder the MTQ has been so aggressive to finish the South Shore Bypass (A-30).

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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At the eastern end of Pont Champlain, A-10 intersects with A-15 and A-20.  Click here for A-15 images, and here for A-20 images.

Ville de Longueuil

Overhead advanced sign for Route 134.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

Two westerly views from the Boulevard Pelletier Overpass.  Note the end of the contraflow transit lanes and the newly constructed transit carriageway.  Montreal has a very extensive mass transit network.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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Ville de Longueuil

Easterly view from the Boulevard Pelletier overpass towards the Route 134 interchange.  The R-134 interchange was reconfigured during 2007.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 12/7/2008

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A-10 intersects A-30 at a cloverleaf interchange south of Longueuil.  Click here for A-30 images.

MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Carignan

Overhead signage at the ramp to the cloverleaf interchange that links Autoroute 30 to Autoroute 10.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Carignan

Advanced signage for the Autoroute 30 cloverleaf.  Autoroute 25, accessible to the east along A-30, is a useful alternate for traffic bound for destinations north and east of Downtown.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Carignan

2km advanced signage for the Autoroute 30 interchange.  Traffic bound for New York State is directed to follow Autoroute 30 West towards Autoroute 15 and Interstate 87.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Carignan

3km advanced sign for the Autoroute 30 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Carignan

Clearview signage detailing the exits that lead to the USA from A-10.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Carignan

Overhead signage for Autoroute 35.  Autoroute 35 is a short freeway that links Route 133 to A-10.  During the next few years (this page was authored in 2009), A-35 will be extended further southerly to directly connect with Interstate-89 in Vermont.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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A-35 leads southerly from A-10 towards St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the US border.  Click here for A-35 images.

MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Chambly

Signage at the ramp to A-35 from A-10 West.  Despite being a freeway to freeway movement, traffic heading west along A-10 bound for A-35 South must turn left at a traffic light at the end of this ramp.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 6/18/2013

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Chambly

Final westbound advanced signage for A-35. 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 6/18/2013

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Chambly

2km advanced signage for the A-35 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 6/18/2013

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MRC de la Vallee-du-Richelieu

Chambly

3km advanced signage for the A-35 interchange. 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 6/18/2013

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

View looking west as Autoroute 10 crosses the Richelieu River.  The structure that carries A-10 overtop of the river was extensively rehabilitated during the 2011 and 2012 construction seasons.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 6/18/2013

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

Westbound exit signage for Highway 133.  This blue signage is a relic from the days when Autoroute 10 was the Eastern Townships Toll Roads.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

View looking westerly from the Rang de la Savane overpass just west of the Richelieu River.  Notice the blue guide signage in the distance for the Route 133 interchange.  Sporatic blue signage from the Days of the Eastern Townships Tollway remains between Montreal and Sherbrooke along A-10.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

View looking easterly from the Rang de la Savane overpass.  Notice the hill in the distance standing tall above the otherwise Pancake flat Saint Lawrence Valley.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

Blue advanced signage for Highway 133 situated just before the Rang de la Savane overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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RC de Rouville

Marieville

New overpass in rural Quebec.  On my visit to Quebec in 2009, I noticed several new overpasses -- Quebec has been aggressively replacing freeway structures since the collapse of an overpass on A-19 in Laval that killed five people, injuring six more.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Marieville

Guide signage for the Route 227 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Marieville

The Route 227 overpass.  A lot of Quebec's overpasses are very unique, in this case having steel supports .  I have to hand it to the engineers in La Belle Province for not always building boring concrete slabs supported by concrete pillars.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

Westerly view along Autoroute 10 from the Route 227 overpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Richelieu

Easterly view from the Route 227 overpass.  Until 1985, a toll plaza existed at this location.  This explains the folded diamond interchange that connects Autoroute 10 to Route 227 and vice versa.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Ange-Gardien

The blue exit signage that appears along Autoroute 10 harkens back to the days of the tolled Eastern Township's Autoroute.  These signs make me wonder if Ontario decided to sign Highway 407 with blue signs based on how Quebec signed its formerly tolled highways.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Rouville

Ange-Gardien

Exit signage for Route 235.  Steve Alpert has additional photos of blue Autoroute signage on his A-10 page on Alps Roads.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de la Haute-Yamaska

Saint-Alphonse

Exit signage for Route 139.  Note once again, the unique and aesthetically pleasing structure design that has been employed to carry Highway 139 overtop of Highway 10.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 7/16/2009

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MRC de Memphrémagog

Magog

Eastbound signage in advance of the ramp to Route 141.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/03/2014

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MRC de Memphrémagog

Magog

Advanced signage for the ramp to Route 141.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/03/2014

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MRC de Memphrémagog

Magog

Signage at the off-ramp to Route 141 bound for Orford.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/03/2014

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MRC de Memphrémagog

Magog

Advanced signage for the ramp to A-55 South.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/03/2014

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MRC de Memphrémagog

Magog

Advanced signage for the ramp to A-55 South.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/03/2014

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MRC de Memphrémagog

Magog

View as the ramp to A-55 leaves the mainline lanes of A-10 East.  Beyond this interchange A-10 and A-55 run concurrently for approximately 22km to Sherbrooke.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 10/03/2014

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A-10 intersects A-55-South between Magog and Sherbrooke.  Click here for A-55 images.


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