Quebec Autoroute 540 (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

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Autoroute 540 shield

Autoroute 540
Autoroute 540
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length: 4.9 km[2][1] (3.0 mi)
Existed: 1967[1] – 2012
Major junctions
South end: Quebec Autoroute 20.svg Autoroute 20
North end: Quebec Autoroute 40.svgTrans-Canada Highway shield.svg Autoroute 40/Trans-Canada Highway
Location
Major cities: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Montérégie
Highway system

Quebec provincial highways

A-520 A-540
For Autoroute 540 in Quebec City, see Quebec Autoroute 540 (Quebec City).

Autoroute 540 (Vaudreuil-Dorion) was a short spur route that connected Autoroute 20 to Autoroute 40, providing a direct freeway link from Windsor, Ontario (via Highway 401) to Quebec City, Rivière-du-Loup, and points east through A-40, as A-20 currently has several at-grade intersections in Vaudreuil-Dorion as a multi-lane divided road. A-540 was the shortest numbered Autoroute.

Absorption as part of Autoroute 30[edit]

In 2006, construction began to extend Autoroute 30 north of the St. Lawrence River (over a new crossing) to the existing junction with Autoroute 540 and Autoroute 20, necessitating reconstruction of that interchange. Once that was completed in December 2012, A-540 was annexed and re-designated as an extension of Autoroute 30, while the old alignment of A-30 south of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield was renamed Autoroute 530. This made the expanded A-30 a ring road serving the southwestern part of the Montreal metropolitan area.

Interchanges from South to North[edit]

Municipality No. Intersecting Roads
Vaudreuil-Dorion 1 Quebec Autoroute 20.svg Autoroute 20
2 Qc342.svg Route 342/Route Harwood
3 Qc340.svg Route 340
5 Quebec Autoroute 40.svgTrans-Canada Highway shield.svg Autoroute 40/Trans-Canada Highway

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Répertoire des autoroutes du Québec" (in French). Transports Québec. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page (?), Les Publications du Québec, 2005

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing