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Title: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: froggie on February 12, 2012, 09:56:34 PM
That according to this St. Albans, VT newspaper (http://www.samessenger.com/node/2584).  Quebec is expecting completion of the A-35 autoroute down to the US/Canadian border in 2017.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on July 24, 2012, 08:15:29 PM
Was just up there yesterday....You could see the work going on, but it's gonna be a while before it even makes it to the border at Philipsburg/Saint Armand-Highgate, VT. I could see construction about three miles south of the current end of A35. But, hey, alot can happen in 5 years...
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Alps on July 24, 2012, 09:10:24 PM
I was going to ask about the update - was planning to take a look on the way up to Ottawa. Sounds like I don't need to worry too much. About where does it start?
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on July 24, 2012, 09:30:59 PM
There's a lot of farmland around..If you're coming from the border (can't think of the town name) you will run across a completed, but not open interchange and from what I could tell, south of the interchange, maybe about a mile. Walked off and left my camera and my phone lost it's charge. I know, Arggg! At this point, the A35 has MAYBE seven miles, but nothing new open, but getting close. If you are in the area, you'll see what I mean. I'll try to do a google scenario a little later.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Dr Frankenstein on July 24, 2012, 09:34:18 PM
It should be finished to St-Sébastien next year, and to the border by 2017.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on July 24, 2012, 09:41:32 PM
I can't think of the town the interchange is at, complete, just gated off...
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Alps on July 24, 2012, 09:49:14 PM
Ouch to losing your camera. I know a site that can help you find the place without knowing the town - hint - when you said "google scenario..." :P
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on July 24, 2012, 09:57:54 PM
You can see the evidence of it continuing south of St. Jean sur Richeilieu and I think a bit past St. Sebastien..
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: mgk920 on July 25, 2012, 10:32:48 AM
A lot of it is fairly current on Google Streetview, too.

Mike
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 25, 2012, 12:45:06 PM
Some A-35 construction pics from October 2011, at PQ-133 between St-Sebastien and Pike River
http://richard3.net/2011/10/28/a-35-2011-ca-avance-un-peu/

Streetview location from June 2009
http://goo.gl/maps/1hpJ
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Alps on July 25, 2012, 11:33:41 PM
I guess I was wondering if there's anyhting to see off Ch. Molleur or 202, or the river crossing next to Ch de Bois.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: webfil on August 16, 2013, 01:25:10 PM
Construction is still halted. La Presse newspaper has made its monday frontpage with that story : Municipality of Saint-Alexandre went to court to relocate the access to the town that the MTQ planned at R-227; Saint-Alexandre wants the interchange closer to its industrial park, with an additional overpass, so that trucks do not have to go through the whole village to access the business zone, relieving them from a 5 km detour.

Construction has not begun yet for one or the other interchange, and could delay the opening up to late 2014.

Here's the knot : http://goo.gl/flqq3j
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Stephane Dumas on August 18, 2013, 09:18:50 AM
There a Facebook group who hadn't been updated since a while who show the maps of the proposed interchange location for A-35 at St-Alexandre https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autoroute-35-%C3%89changeur-Saint-Alexandre/351246478282236
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: froggie on October 12, 2014, 08:25:25 AM
Resurrecting this thread as I took A-35 and the new extension to QC 133 (which apparently just opened up last week) yesterday enroute to the Quebec City meet.  I believe Oscar is taking it today.

The new terminus at QC 133 (between Pike River and St. Sébastian) does not have an exit number.  It's located just south of KM15, so I would guess it will become Exit 14 in the future.

A map in another thread (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=5910.msg220759#msg220759) suggests there was to be an interchange at QC 227.  Unlike that map, no interchange was built.

There is a half-interchange to/from the south at Chemin de la Grande-Ligne Est.  It's Exit 36.

Where the new alignment meets the former endpoint connector to QC 133 is now a half-interchange to/from the north and is Exit 38.

Here's now the exit numbers changed:

3-->39
6-->42
7-->43
9-->45
11-->47
14-->50

Not sure if there were originally exit numbers at the A-10 interchange.  The new exit numbers there are 55E/55O.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 12, 2014, 12:53:12 PM

A map in another thread (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=5910.msg220759#msg220759) suggests there was to be an interchange at QC 227.  Unlike that map, no interchange was built.


There was some dispute about where this interchange will be located, the MTQ original plans was this one
https://www.facebook.com/351246478282236/photos/pb.351246478282236.-2207520000.1413132421./351248888281995/?type=1&theater
however the BAPE and the CPTAQ, a divisions of the minister of the environment and minister of agriculture suggested this plan
https://www.facebook.com/351246478282236/photos/pb.351246478282236.-2207520000.1413132421./351249728281911/?type=1&theater

There is a video filmed in December 2011 in French. This video have a lengh of 5 hours.

And here some older articles on the subject
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/201308/13/01-4679627-a35-lautoroute-deserte.php
http://www.canadafrancais.com/Actualites/2012-06-29/article-3028229/Echangeur-de-lautoroute-35%3A-la-CPTAQ-rejette-la-demande-de-Saint-Alexandre/1
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: rickmastfan67 on October 12, 2014, 05:41:39 PM
Not sure if there were originally exit numbers at the A-10 interchange.  The new exit numbers there are 55E/55O.

StreetView says yes. http://goo.gl/maps/1cImk & http://goo.gl/maps/5hCPe
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: oscar on October 12, 2014, 09:21:46 PM
Not sure if there were originally exit numbers at the A-10 interchange.  The new exit numbers there are 55E/55O.

To be exact, the ramp numbers are 55-E and 55-O.  Quebec seems to consistently include the hyphen, so that for example people don't mistake 55O for 550.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: NE2 on October 12, 2014, 09:44:03 PM
To be anal, 55-E is not a number. But 55-e is.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Fugazi on October 12, 2014, 09:50:59 PM
Here's now the exit numbers changed:

3-->39
6-->42
7-->43
9-->45
11-->47
14-->50

Not sure if there were originally exit numbers at the A-10 interchange.  The new exit numbers there are 55E/55O.
According to maps I have, the exit numbers were changed at some time between 2006 and 2010 -- exact year unknown.
Title: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Pete from Boston on October 13, 2014, 01:37:44 AM
I mostly just hope this guy survives:

(https://rathbike.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/20140522-093539.jpg) (http://rathbike.com/category/the-ride/page/9/)

And this guy (seen here on alpsroads.net (http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/qc/a-35/)):

(http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/qc/a-35/vent.jpg)
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: webfil on October 14, 2014, 04:54:22 PM
I mostly just hope this guy survives:
(http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/qc/a-35/vent.jpg)

This very sign is endangered, as it has been replaced in the provincial sign catalog by a BYS with beacons, much alike but specific to blizzards.
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww106/webfil/crosswinds_zps126813ab.jpeg)
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: webfil on October 14, 2014, 05:01:03 PM
Here's now the exit numbers changed:

3-->39
6-->42
7-->43
9-->45
11-->47
14-->50

Not sure if there were originally exit numbers at the A-10 interchange.  The new exit numbers there are 55E/55O.
According to maps I have, the exit numbers were changed at some time between 2006 and 2010 -- exact year unknown.

The transition began in 2009, with both numbers being displayed. Changes took effect on July 18th, 2013.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Fugazi on October 18, 2014, 08:30:53 AM
The transition began in 2009, with both numbers being displayed. Changes took effect on July 18th, 2013.
Thanks for the info!

The official opening of the new A-35 stretch was held yesterday (see press release (http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/centredocumentation/Documents/salle-presse/2014/2014-10-17/communique-version-ang-2014-10-17.pdf)). Rather tellingly, no mention was made of completing the link to the border.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: 02 Park Ave on October 18, 2014, 12:51:01 PM
It is stated in the press release that a motorist would still have to travel 17 km on the 133.  It appears from maps that the 133 is a limited access dual-carriageway motorway for several kms north of the frontier.  For how many kms does the A-35 have to be constructed to provide a complete Autoroute?
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Fugazi on October 18, 2014, 04:53:42 PM
It is stated in the press release that a motorist would still have to travel 17 km on the 133.  It appears from maps that the 133 is a limited access dual-carriageway motorway for several kms north of the frontier.  For how many kms does the A-35 have to be constructed to provide a complete Autoroute?
According to this project map (http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/centredocumentation/Documents/salle-presse/2014/2014-10-17/Affiche_Aut35.pdf) it's 13.4 km to the border, including the 4.5 km section of R-133 that will need to be upgraded.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on December 26, 2014, 01:07:00 PM
Drove the extension last night, it was dark, so I couldn't get any pictures. I couldn't see any evidence from the border of construction, but could at the end of the extension. I'll try to some shots on my way home Monday.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Alps on December 26, 2014, 06:24:43 PM
Drove the extension last night, it was dark, so I couldn't get any pictures. I couldn't see any evidence from the border of construction, but could at the end of the extension. I'll try to some shots on my way home Monday.
There isn't any evidence that I saw. Most of the alignment is away from 133, so your best bet is to travel down the few side roads that cross the path.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on December 30, 2014, 10:02:34 AM
Saw the extension in the daylight on the drive home yesterday. You could see it from the end of the roads, evidence of construction, no where else from what I could see. If I had ventured some other roads crossing it, maybe. It has cut off quite a chunk, but still aways to go. By looking at google maps, it looks like the real only option is to connect the new alignment with the existing four lane carriageway to the border crossing. Where that would come into play is anyone's guess, but after it crosses QC202. But it's progress! Don't get me started at the hour and a half it took me to cross at Highgate Springs.
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on May 28, 2017, 12:40:49 AM
Anyone hear of any updates on the A35?
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: SignGeek101 on May 28, 2017, 02:22:45 AM
Not that I'm aware of...   :-(
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: Richard3 on May 28, 2017, 04:36:19 AM
On the MTQ site, they say "to be determined".

So let's say politicians will make another round of promises for the next elections, in 2018!

 :sleep:
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: 02 Park Ave on April 23, 2018, 11:03:43 AM
Is there any progress to be reported concerning closing the gap?
Title: Re: Quebec: A-35 link expected to be complete in 2017
Post by: webfil on April 25, 2018, 04:10:02 PM
See https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=2353.msg2255007#msg2255007 (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=2353.msg2255007#msg2255007)