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Fatality confirms the need for a new highway

NOTRE-DAME-DU-LAC, Que. - A fatal accident on the two-lane portion of Trans-Canada Highway between Riviere-du-Loup and northwestern New Brunswick has politicians demanding money to upgrade the route.A...


NOTRE-DAME-DU-LAC, Que. – A fatal accident on the two-lane portion of Trans-Canada Highway between Riviere-du-Loup and northwestern New Brunswick has politicians demanding money to upgrade the route.

A 76-year-old male recently became the 91st person killed on Route 185 in the last 10 years. He died in a collision at Notre-Dame-du-Lac, about 40km north of the New Brunswick border.

Edmundston Mayor Jacques Martin and his colleagues from the Temiscouata region in Quebec have called on Prime Minister Jean Chretien to commit to twinning Route 185 to a four-lane highway.

“We know the money is there,” says Martin. “They get $6.5 million as part of the fuel tax, but it’s not redistributed, so we have to make it happen.”


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