Old QC 132, Châteauguay-Kahnawake

Former QC 132, Châteauguay-Kahnawake

EB away from QC 132, which now heads inland to meet QC 138 in order to avoid upsetting Kahnawake locals. 132 could have been kept on the original route north of Châteauguay and then met 138 just outside the Kahnawake village without taking anyone's home, but the Mohawks wanted not an inch of new road anywhere on their land, and Québec caved.

The reverse of the second sign above and just as old, WB at Blvd. René-Lévesque (modern QC 132).

EB over an old bridge west of Châteauguay (first photo), then looking north as I head WB at an unused second span. Had QC 132 remained on this alignment, it would have been dualized past the divided highway end/begin signs through here, around Châteauguay, and probably feeding into the QC 138 bypass but quite possibly making its own way through Kahnawake. We shall never know.

Châteauguay wants you to slow down EB at Rue Notre-Dame.

Looking south as I cross the Châteauguay River.

More views of that same railroad bridge, NB on Blvd. Salaberry.

Former QC 132 is briefly divided across that river, and then squeezes back down into one EB lane after Blvd. Salaberry. I was heading into the sun, so trust me when I tell you that these signs were fluorescent yellow-green instead of the appropriate yellow (which is somewhat orange).

Once more, Blvd. Salaberry, NB at the old QC 132 overpass.

Because Kahnawake is First Nations land, the Mohawks get to decide what languages are posted. That includes English and Iroquois, but definitely does not include French. The "Arrêt" stop-ahead sign is therefore a mystery, especially because the sign itself is a standard "STOP." The 30 km/h advisory sign is also a mystery, unless "STOP" was redefined by the Mohawk to mean "Come no more than 30 km/h away from a stop before proceeding."

At Blind Lady's Hill Rd., which is by Karonhianonhnha School. When you're done pronouncing that, you may find it's time for dinner. And possibly no longer the same day as when you started.

If you speak French, take a deep breath and relax once you've gone under the railroad, as you've survived a trip through hostile territory. Because the First Nations feel persecuted by Québec, they hate the Québecois. That's why there is no French around the town. If you go tooling through downtown at odd hours and get accosted, a hearty "Hello there" without a hint of strange accent will get you right through.

Looking north as I pass eastward under the QC 132/138 interchange on the south side of Pont Honoré-Mercier. Notice how all the ads spray-painted on the bridge column are in English.

Onto current QC 132

To QC 138
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