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Quebec Route 143

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Length  165.8 km
Major cities  Sherbrooke
Province  Québec
Quebec Route 143

South end:  US 5 in Derby Line, Vermont
North end:  Route 132 in Saint-François-du-Lac
Counties:  Memphrémagog / Coaticook / Sherbrooke / Le Val-Saint-François / Drummond / Nicolet-Yamaska

Route 143 is a north/south highway on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Until the mid-1970s when the province decided to renumber all highways other than autoroutes, it was known as Route/Highway 5. Its northern terminus is in Saint-François-du-Lac, at the junction of Route 132, and the southern terminus is in Stanstead at the border with Vermont where the road continues past the Derby Line-Stanstead Border Crossing as U.S. Route 5 through Derby Line to New Haven, Connecticut.


Map of QC-143, Qu%C3%A9bec, Canada

Since Autoroute 55 closely parallels Route 143 for most of its length, much commercial traffic chooses the former. However, it is a very busy route and takes much traffic from the border to the Sherbrooke local area. Route 143 closely follows the Saint-François River between Sherbrooke and Ulverton.

The road is often in notoriously poor condition, since its original cement was laid directly on a gravel road in the mid-1920s. It has been extensively resurfaced to the point the pavement is now more than three feet thick in places. Nonetheless, it heaves extensively each spring thaw.

Municipalities along Route 143

  • Stanstead
  • Stanstead-Est
  • Hatley
  • Waterville
  • Sherbrooke - (Lennoxville / Sherbrooke / Bromptonville)
  • Val-Joli
  • Windsor
  • Cleveland
  • Richmond
  • Ulverton
  • L'Avenir
  • Drummondville - (Saint-Nicéphore / Drummondville / Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham)
  • Saint-Bonaventure
  • Saint-Pie-de-Guire
  • Saint-François-du-Lac
  • References

    Quebec Route 143 Wikipedia