Québec Roads - QC 223
All photos taken Nord-bound.
Thanks to Félix Mathieu for explaining that this sign has nothing to do with deicing, but is just a warning that during "thaw" (springtime), the road conditions may be bumpy due to frost heaves and cracking. Of course, there's no way the word "thaw" conveys all that, which is why this mystery stood for years until he clarified. At least the sign folds for most of the year.
Slight overkill. The white sign is typical Québec, and the pentagon is adapted from the American standard.
Typical construction drums (used here for a temporary one-lane road), typical chevrons (not your American colors), typical railroad crossing sign, typical lane assignment sign (colors reversed from the American). Now we have that out of the way.
Older shields here in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, because through traffic for QC 223 should be using A-35 around the city. Well, there really shouldn't be any through traffic on 223.
Typical curve sign, but a little older, and with a draconian speed limit that's under 10 MPH! What could be the cause?
Right around that tight curve is this one-lane truss drawbridge, with gates in case it needs to be raised (it splits in the middle), and stop signs so you don't run into the person coming from the other side. Right around this bridge you realize it's a really good thing QC 223 doesn't carry through traffic.
The signs are all typical, except the bottom QC 112 shield in the first photo (the EST one) has newer-style numerals than the ones above it, but notice the mathematical fun of a sequential duplex (add 1 to each number in 112).
Into les Etats-Unis on US 11
Onto QC 112
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