Quebec Route 147
|Maintained by Transports Québec|
|Length:||41.5 km (25.8 mi)|
|South end:||VT 114 at Norton, Vermont|
| Route 141 / Route 206 in Coaticook
Route 208 in Compton
|North end:||Route 108 / Route 143 in Waterville|
Route 147 (QC 147) is a 41.5-kilometre (25.8 mi) long north–south highway that runs from the Vermont/United States border in the town of Stanhope. The route begins at the Norton-Stanhope Border Crossing, as a northern continuation of the 0.125-mile (0.201 km) long Vermont Route 147 (VT 147), which begins at a junction with VT 114 in Norton, Essex County, Vermont. The route runs north through the Coaticook Regional County Municipality, crossing through Coaticook, Compton and Waterville before reaching a junction with QC 108 and QC 143 in Waterville, which marks the northern terminus of QC 147.
VT 147 begins at an intersection with VT 114 in the Essex County town of Norton. VT 147 is short connector, paralleling the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad and reaching the Norton-Stanhope Border Crossing. At the border crossing, the route crosses into Canada and the province of Quebec. Now in the Coaticook County Regional Municipality, QC 147 runs north through the community of Stanhope, located on the border. The route soon enters the town of Dixville as a two-lane rural road through southern Quebec. QC 147 winds north along the railway, becoming side-by-side after Chemin Howe. At the junction with Chemin Coward, the route turns away from the railroad for a distance, reaching the developed section of Dixville, which is connected via Rue Baldwin and Chemin Major.
QC 147 returns alongside the railroad tracks for a short distance, turning away after Chemin Falconer. The route soon bends northwest through Dixville, soon entering the town of Coaticook. Just after entering Coaticook, QC 147 reaches a junction with QC 141 and become concurrent, running northward as Rue St.-Jacques South. Entering the center of Coaticook, QC 147 and QC 141 become the main north–south thoroughfare on the east side of the city, a two-lane commercial street. Several blocks north, the routes reach a junction with the western terminus of QC 206 (Rue Main East). At this junction, QC 141 and QC 147 turns west on Rue Main East, running west through the center of Coaticook. Several blocks west, QC 141 continues west on Rue Main West, while QC 147 turns north on Rue Child.
QC 147 runs northeast for a short distance on Rue Child, turning northwest after Rue Wellington. The route runs along the nearby riverside, slowly leaving Coaticook, and soon bending northeast out of the center of the city. Now known as the Louis-South-St.-Laurent, QC 147 enters the town of Compton, passing some homes on the east side of the road, bypassing the community of Compton Station and continuing along the riverside. After Compton Station, QC 147 continues north through fields and flats for several kilometers, soon reaching the center of Compton. In Compton, QC 147 turns northwest and junctions with QC 208 (Chemin de Cochrane). Here, QC 147 and QC 208 runs northwest through the center of Compton. Only two blocks later, QC 208 turns southwest on Chemin de Hatley. At Chemin de la Station, QC 147 turns north and leaves the center of Compton.
QC 147 continues north through the fields surrounding Compton, soon turning northeast that parallels a nearby river. Continuing north, the route passes the Club de Golf Milby, entering the town of Sherbrooke. Running along the River aux Saumons, the route turns northwest and entered the town of Waterville, paralleling the river and into a junction with QC 108 and QC 143 (Route Gilbert-Hyatt). This junction marks the northern terminus of QC 147.
|Essex||Norton||0.000||0.000||VT 114||Southern terminus of VT 147.|
|Vermont–Quebec state/provincial line||0.145
|Norton-Stanhope Border Crossing; roadway becomes QC 147 northbound and VT 147 southbound.|
|Coaticook Regional County Municipality||Coaticook||7.8||12.6||Route 141||Southern terminus of concurrency with QC 141.|
|9.1||14.6||Route 206 (Rue Main East)||Western terminus of QC 206.|
|9.4||15.1||Route 141 (Rue Main West)||Northern terminus of concurrency with QC 141.|
|Compton||17.3||27.8||Route 208 (Chemin de Cochrane)||Southern terminus of concurrency with QC 208.|
|17.5||28.2||Route 208 (Chemin de Hatley)||Northern terminus of concurrency with QC 208.|
|Waterville||25.8||41.5||Route 108 / Route 143 (Route Gilbert–Hyatt)||Northern terminus of QC 147.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 70, Les Publications du Québec, 2005
- Microsoft. "overview map of VT 147 and Quebec Route 147". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://binged.it/1iPaDOI. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- "2012 (Route Log) AADTs: State Highways". Vermont Agency of Transportation. May 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2014.