Quebec Route 185
|Maintained by Transports Québec|
|Length:||100.9 km (62.7 mi)|
|South end:||Route 2 (TCH) at Edmundston, New Brunswick|
| Route 295 in Dégelis
Route 232 in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Route 291 in Saint-Honoré-de-Temiscouata
|North end:||A-85 (TCH) in Saint-Antonin|
|Major cities:||Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Dégelis|
Route 185 is part of the Trans-Canada Highway. It travels from Saint-Antonin, Quebec to Edmundston, New Brunswick, a distance of about 100 km (62.1 mi). It connects Autoroute 85 and New Brunswick Route 2.
The southern section of the highway follows the valley of the Madawaska River.
At present, Route 185 is a 2-lane highway with passing lanes. Often cited as one of the most dangerous highways in Canada, it is slowly being upgraded to Autoroute standards and is eventually planned to be a 4-lane restricted-access freeway, assuming and extending the existing Autoroute 85 designation. Several sections have been completed and opened as such. Once this upgrade is completed, it will close one of the last gaps in the nearly continuous freeway section of the Trans-Canada between Arnprior, Ontario, and Sutherlands River, Nova Scotia, and for an even longer interprovincial freeway route between Windsor, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia, roughly playing the same role that the old Quebec Route 2 played before its renumbering into several roads in the early-1970s.
Route 185 has been or is being made 4 lanes through most towns along its route.
Municipalities along Route 185
- Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
- Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 76, Les Publications du Québec, 2005
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Quebec Route 185.|
Route map: Bing
- Autoroute 85 at Exitlists.com
- Interactive Provincial Route Map (Transports Québec) (French)
QC Route 185
NB Route 2