Tracadie-Sheila Bypass completed

TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. — The completion and opening of the 8.7-kilometre Tracadie-Sheila bypass on Route 11 was recently announced by Minister of Labour Claudette Bradshaw.

Construction on the 8.7 kilometre bypass began in 1996 with a total investment of $21.8 million, including $4.8 million in funding through the Canada/New Brunswick Highway Improvement Program Agreement, a 50-50 cost-shared agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick.

“This highway improvement is a significant step toward improving New Brunswick’s highways,” said Bradshaw. “This project is an excellent example of cooperation between the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick.”

The government remains committed to investing $90 million in Routes 11 and 17 over the next five years and to seeking new federal investment in these two trade corridors.

“The Government of Canada is pleased to have contributed $2.4 million to the construction of this new two-lane highway,” said Federal Transport Minister, David Collenette. “This project will improve traffic flow in the area and enhance safety.”

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