Quebec Autoroute 740
|Maintained by Transports Québec|
|Length:||7.4 km (4.6 mi)|
|Existed:||1975 – present|
|South end:||Route 175 / Boulevard Laurier (Université Laval)|
|Major cities:||Quebec City|
Autoroute 740 (or A-740, also called Autoroute Robert-Bourassa) is a short connecting highway in Quebec City, Canada. Its southern end is at the Université Laval from Boulevard Laurier. Its northern end is at Autoroute 40 at the shopping mall Les Galeries de la Capitale. Its southern end is at Route 175 at another mall, Place Sainte-Foy.
It goes under Chemin Ste-Foy and Chemin Quatre-Bourgeois via a 300 metre long tunnel.
It is an alternate link between Autoroute de la Capitale (A-40) and Autoroute Charest (A-440), when Autoroute Henri IV (A-73/A-40) has heavy traffic.
Du Vallon Extension Project
Construction is, as of April 2006, underway between Boulevard Lebourgneuf and Boulevard Bastien, crossing Avenue Chaveau for a planned November 2006 opening of an extension of A-740 in the shape of a "Urban Boulevard". It will be an alternate route to the heavily travelled Boulevard St. Jacques which travels in roughly the same direction.
Renaming of Autoroute 740
On November 3, 2006, a decision was made by the Quebec government and the City of Quebec to rename the Autoroute Du Vallon and its future extension to Autoroute Robert-Bourassa, in honour of the late Quebec premier.
- "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec" (in French). Transports Québec. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page (?), Les Publications du Québec, 2005
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