Originally Posted by rschoono289
did you mean 540 (NOT 640) to 40 then on 25 to Lafontaine Tunnel which joins 20 on south side of river?? We went to PEI thru Montreal mid day last summer and it was nightmare due to road construction and traffic. I think your way is better.
you are correct, its 540 north for maybe 10 k to hwy 40
hwy 20 becomes a major city road with traffic lights just east of 540
two years ago the elevated section of hwy 40 was closed for construction so we were on surface streets underneath and around it, but last year it was clear and fast moving at 2am
montreal in daylight hours is to be avoided at any cost, bumper to bumper traffic just like toronto but moving at 110+ and drivers are maniacs, road rage episodes are very common. at 1-3 am you'll share the very narrow 3 lane elevated hwy with a few scattered trucks
you can also take hwy 40 out of montreal on the north side of the st lawrence river, nice highway, goes through trois riviere and and on to quebec city. you can cross the river at trois riviere or quebec city back to hwy 20
the worst section for driving to atlantic canada is riviere du loup to the new brunswick border although the highway is being rebuilt to 4 lane, slowly!!
quebec city is well worth a stop for a couple of days
the bridge and ferry to pei are a neat trip. you pay nothing to get to pei no matter which you use(ferry or bridge) so this year we will take the ferry to the island for free and the bridge back, paying the toll. the bridge is much cheaper, around 60 bucks for our van/trailer if i remember correctly but avoid a windy day!!