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Newly Twinned Stretch of Highway Opens In N.B.

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. - The first of three newly twinned portions of the Trans-Canada Highway in the province was opened to traffic recently.The 7.2-kilometre stretch runs through the Saint-Jacques sector ...


EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – The first of three newly twinned portions of the Trans-Canada Highway in the province was opened to traffic recently.

The 7.2-kilometre stretch runs through the Saint-Jacques sector of Edmundston to a spot about 1.5 kilometres from the Quebec border.

“We want New Brunswick to be a magnet for investment and a gateway for trade,” Premier Bernard Lord said at the highway’s official opening.

“Building strategic infrastructure such as the Trans-Canada Highway is a top priority of our government.”

A total of 65 kilometres of four-lane road is scheduled to open this fall under a joint federal-provincial agreement.

A 33-kilometre stretch between Woodstock and Pokiok is expected to open for traffic next month, as is a 25-kilometre portion from Saint-Leonard to Grand Falls.

Madawaska-Restigouche MP Jeannot Castonguay said the work was important as this stretch of highway is used as a major commercial and tourist route.

“Completing the four lanes of this section of highway is good news for the people of New Brunswick, visitors to the province and the economy of the region and the provinces,” said Castonguay.


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