Quebec Route 132

Route 132 is the longest highway in Quebec. It follows the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River from the border with the state of New York in the hamlet of Dundee (connecting with New York State Route 37 (NY 37) via NY 970T, an unsigned reference route, north of Massena[2]), west of Montreal to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and circles the Gaspé Peninsula. This highway is known as the Navigator's Route. It passes through the Montérégie, Centre-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie regions of the province.

Route 132
Route 132 in Carleton-sur-Mer
Route information
Maintained by Transports Québec
Length1,612.1 km[1] (1,001.7 mi)
Major junctions
West end NY 37 at Massena, NY
  Route 202 in Sainte-Barbe
Route 236 in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka
A-530 / Route 201 in Valleyfield
Route 205 / Route 236 in Beauharnois
A-30 / Route 138 in Châteauguay
Route 138 / Route 207 in Kahnawake
A-730 / Route 209 in Sainte-Catherine
A-15 / A-930 / Route 134 in Candiac
A-10 / A-20 in Brossard
Route 112 in Saint-Lambert
Route 134 in Longueuil
A-20 / A-25 (TCH) in Boucherville
Route 229 in Varennes
Route 223 in Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel
A-30 / Route 133 in Sorel
Route 235 in Yamaska
Route 122 in Yamaska-Est
Route 143 in Saint-François-du-Lac
Route 226 in Pierreville
Route 255 in Baie-du-Febvre
Route 259 in Nicolet
A-30 / A-55 / Route 155 / Route 261 in Bécancour
Route 263 in Gentilly
Route 218 in Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets
Route 265 in Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent
Route 271 in Sainte-Croix
Route 273 in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly
Route 171 in Saint-Nicolas
A-73 / Route 116 / Route 175 in Charny
Route 275 in Saint-Romuald
Route 173 in Levis
Route 279 in Beaumont
Route 281 in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse
Route 228 / Route 283 in Montmagny
Route 285 in L'Islet-sur-Mer
Route 204 in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
A-20 (TCH) in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies
A-20 (TCH) / Route 230 in La Pocatière
Route 287 in Saint-Denis-de-la-Bouteillerie
Route 289 in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska
A-20 / Route 291 in Rivière-du-Loup
A-20 in Saint-Georges-de-Cacouna
Route 293 in Trois-Pistoles
A-20 in Le Bic
Route 232 in Rimouski
Route 298 in Sainte-Luce
Route 132 in Sainte-Flavie
Route 234 in Grand-Métis
Route 297 in Baie-des-Sables
Route 195 in Matane
Route 299 in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Route 198 in L'Anse-Pleureuse
Route 197 in Rivière-au-Renard & Saint-Majorique near Forillon National Park
Route 198 in Gaspé
Route 299 in New Richmond
Route 11 to I-95 in Matapédia
Route 195 in Amqui
Route 297 in Saint-Moise
Route 234 in Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici
A-20 in Mont-Joli
East end Route 132 in Sainte-Flavie (via the Gaspé Peninsula)
Major citiesSalaberry-de-Valleyfield, Beauharnois, Châteauguay, Candiac, Delson, Brossard, Longueuil, Boucherville, Varennes, Verchères, Sorel-Tracy, Nicolet, Bécancour, Lévis, Montmagny, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Rivière-du-Loup, Rimouski, Matane, Cap-Chat, Gaspé, Grande-Rivière, New Carlisle, New Richmond, Carleton-sur-Mer, Matapédia, Amqui, Mont-Joli
Highway system
Route 131Route 133

Unlike the more direct Autoroute 20, which it shadows from Longueuil to Luceville, Route 132 takes a more scenic route which goes through many historic small towns. Until the connection between Rivière-du-Loup and Le Bic is completed, this highway provides a link between the two sections of Autoroute 20. At Rivière-du-Loup, the Trans-Canada Highway continues south on Autoroute 85 to Edmundston, New Brunswick. This eastern section of the highway, from Rivière-du-Loup towards Gaspé, was the former Route 6, until the early 1970s realignment of route numbers into a grid.

At Sainte-Flavie, the highway splits and one branch turns south following the valley of the Matapédia River to reach the New Brunswick border near Campbellton, joining Route 11 (Which provides access to Maine and Interstate 95). The other branch continues east to follow the coast of the Gaspé peninsula and eventually rejoin the other branch at Matapédia. The total length of this loop is over 930 km.

Between Candiac and Varennes, the highway overlaps various current and former Quebec Autoroutes and can be considered a continuous autoroute by itself, as it runs along the Saint Lawrence River through most of this section. Highway 132 joins Autoroute 15 in Candiac at its Exit 42 and overlaps it until Exit 53 (on the other side Exit 75 of Autoroute 20), in Brossard, where Autoroute 15 separates onto Champlain Bridge. There, Highway 132 begins its overlap with Autoroute 20 until Boucherville, where Autoroute 20 splits off onto Autoroute Jean-Lesage. From that point, Highway 132 continues to the east of Boucherville as a four-lane expressway formerly known as Autoroute 430 and downgrades to a two-lane highway in Varennes.

Municipalities along Route 132

See also


  1. Ministère des transports, "Distances routières", page 62-65, Les Publications du Québec, 2005
  2. New York State Department of Transportation (January 2012). Official Description of Highway Touring Routes, Bicycling Touring Routes, Scenic Byways, & Commemorative/Memorial Designations in New York State (PDF). Retrieved February 1, 2012.

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Preceded by
NY 37
Route 132
Succeeded by
Route 11
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