Looking for opinions/experience hwy 117 quebec

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  1. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    From MTL to mont tremblant to kirkland lake. Is it comparable to transcanada. Looking for another route from MTL to west
     
  2. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    It's okay. I hauled a bunch of over size loads through most of that (camp shacks for Baffin Island from Ft. McMurray to Montreal; we actually turned east at Matheson, ON, then went through Rouyn-Noranda). Not much different than 11 through Ontario; two-lane, mostly empty, but every now-and-then you're rolling by ten feet from someone's front door. All my trips were summer time, so I can't speak to winter time, but I imagine it's like everywhere else.

    I enjoyed it and nothing stands out in my mind, either great or not, other than the lack of traffic... and no MTO. ;)
     
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  3. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    I white-knuckled the 11 last night and this morning. 14 below and the snow was blowing. My first winter in a truck. I kept telling myself it gets easier LOL. ( It's only November !)

    Do you remember where you got fuel?
     
  4. Thimple

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    if you're coming from the GTA heading west you can take highway 17 it's shorter by about 72 km and less annual snowfall compared to 11, also better maintained
     
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  5. not4hire

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    Rouyn-Noranda or Val d'Or Petro-Pass
     
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  6. magoo68

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    Just make sure you’re truck has a limiter.. The scales up there are closed a lot but if open they check unfamiliar trucks often.. It can be a extremely rough road in spring due to heaves you see truck parts everywhere on the shoulder. ( brake cans mudflats brake shoes etc etc ) It’s about 60 to 80 km shorter but takes the same or longer than taking 17/11 northern route.PS take the 101 Matheson route over the Kirkland lake 66 route but use the truck route which passes by the scale in rouyn noranda don’t follow google
     
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  7. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal Light Load Member

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    I have done both routes. I have to take 11 when I'm dispatched out of MTL. Thanks for FYI
     
  8. Thimple

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    yeah 11 is the faster and shorter route coming from Montreal
     
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  9. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    Lol, yeah till a squall comes in off the lake. Nice road in the summer, at least 11 you can still plug along. As far as maintained better? Yeah ok.
     
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