Four-lane stretch of Hwy. 2 opens in New Brunswick

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-MADAWASKA, N.B. (Oct. 20, 1999) — New Brunswick officially opened a 31-kilometre section of new four-lane Trans-Canada Highway on Route 2 between Saint-Basile and Saint-Leonard yesterday, which government officials called an “excellent example of federal-provincial co-operation in action.”

The $85.2 million project was aided by $41.7 million from three federal/provincial cost-shared programs. The New Brunswick government spent $43.5 million to see the project to completion. Construction began in 1994.

As a result of this new highway opening, the old Route 2 is renumbered to become Route 144. Four new interchanges on this new section of Route 2 include: Saint-Basile (Exit 26), Davis Road (Exit 32), Martin Road (Exit 46) and Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (Exit 51).

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