Quebec Route 143

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Route 143
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length: 165.8 km[1] (103.0 mi)
Major junctions
South end: US 5 in Derby Line, Vermont
  Route 247 in Stanstead
A-55 / Route 141 in
Stanstead-Est
Route 208 in Hatley
Route 108 / Route 147 in Lennoxville (Sherbrooke)
A-10 / Route 112 / Route 216 in Sherbrooke
Route 222 in Bromptonville (Sherbrooke)
Route 249 in Windsor
Route 116 / Route 243 in Richmond
Route 139 in Saint-Nicéphore (Drummondville)
A-20 / A-55 / TCH / Route 122 in Drummondville
Route 224 in Saint-Bonaventure
North end: Route 132 in Saint-François-du-Lac
Location
Counties: Memphrémagog / Coaticook / Sherbrooke / Le Val-Saint-François / Drummond / Nicolet-Yamaska
Highway system

Quebec provincial highways

Route 141 Route 147

Route 143 is a north/south highway on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Until the mid-1970s when the province decided to renumber all highways other than autoroutes, it was known as Route/Highway 5. Its northern terminus is in Saint-François-du-Lac, at the junction of Route 132, and the southern terminus is in Stanstead at the border with Vermont where the road continues past the Derby Line-Stanstead Border Crossing as U.S. Route 5 through Derby Line to New Haven, Connecticut.

Since Autoroute 55 closely parallels Route 143 for most of its length, much commercial traffic chooses the former. However, it is a very busy route and takes much traffic from the border to the Sherbrooke local area. Route 143 closely follows the Saint-François River between Sherbrooke and Ulverton.

The road is often in notoriously poor condition, since its original cement was laid directly on a gravel road in the mid-1920s. It has been extensively resurfaced to the point the pavement is now more than three feet thick in places. Nonetheless, it heaves extensively each spring thaw.

Municipalities along Route 143[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

RCM or ET Municipality Km Junction Notes
Southern terminus of Route 143
Memphrémagog Stanstead 0.0 US 5 5 SOUTH: to Derby Line, Vermont
0.2
0.3
Route 247 247 NORTH: to Ogden
247 SOUTH: to A-55
2.4
2.8
A-55 55 SOUTH: to I‑91 in Derby Line, Vermont
55 NORTH: to Stanstead-East
Stanstead-East 17.6 Route 141 141 NORTH: to Ayer's Cliff
141 SOUTH: to Barnston-Ouest
Hatley 22.0 Route 208 (Overlap 0.6 km) 208 WEST: to Ayer's Cliff
208 EAST: to Compton
Coaticook Waterville 36.2 Rue Gosselin EAST: to Waterville
40.8 Route 108 (Overlap 6.0 km) 108 WEST: to Hatley Township
44.1 Route 147 147 SOUTH: to Compton
Sherbrooke Lennoxville 46.8 Route 108 (Overlap 6.0 km) 108 EAST: to Eaton
Sherbrooke 50.8 Route 216 216 WEST: to Magog
216 EAST: to Stoke
51.9 Route 112 112 WEST: to Rock Forest (Sherbrooke)
112 EAST: to Fleurimont (Sherbrooke)
Bromptonville 58.3 Route 222 (East end) 222 WEST: to Saint-Denis-de-Brompton
61.8 Rue Laval WEST: to A-55
Le Val-Saint-François Windsor 74.7 Route 249 249 SOUTH: to Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton
249 NORTH: to Val-Joli
Richmond 90.2 Route 116 (Overlap 1.9 km) 116 EAST: to Cleveland
91.3 Route 243 (Overlap 1.1 km) 243 NORTH: to Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey
92.1 Route 116 (Overlap 1.9 km) 116 WEST: to Durham-Sud
92.4 Route 243 (Overlap 1.1 km) 243 SOUTH: to Melbourne
Drummond Saint-Nicéphore 120.6 Route 139 (North end) 139 SOUTH: to Wickham
Drummondville 129.2
129.5
Route 122 (Overlap 0.3 km) 122 EAST: to Saint-Charles-de-Drummond (Drummondville)
122 WEST: to Saint-Germain-de-Grantham (Drummondville)
131.9
132.2
A-20 / TCH 20 EAST: to Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover
20 WEST: to Saint-Eugène
Saint-Bonaventure 148.8 Route 224 (East end) 224 WEST: to Saint-Guillaume
Nicolet-Yamaska Saint-François-du-Lac 165.8 Route 132 132 WEST: to Saint-Gérard-Majella
132 EAST: to Pierreville
Northern terminus of Route 143

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 69-70, Les Publications du Québec, 2005

External links[edit]