Quebec Route 185

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Route 185 shieldTrans-Canada Highway shield

Route 185
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length: 100.9 km[1] (62.7 mi)
Major junctions
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
Highway system

Quebec provincial highways

Route 175 Route 195
Route 185 southbound, south of Rivière-du-Loup

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[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 76, Les Publications du Québec, 2005

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

Preceded by
Quebec Autoroute 85.svgTrans-Canada Highway shield.svg Autoroute 85
TCH blank.svg Trans-Canada Highway
Qc185.svg Route 185
Succeeded by
NB Route 2