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Moncton-Fredericton Hwy. features safety enhancements

MONCTON, N.B. -- With truckers preparing to travel the much-anticipated Moncton-Fredericton stretch of the Trans-Ca...


MONCTON, N.B. — With truckers preparing to travel the much-anticipated Moncton-Fredericton stretch of the Trans-Canada Hwy., there are several things to look out for, officials claim.

Despite the erection of wildlife fencing, many large animals have been spotted along the corridor and drivers should keep their eyes out for deer, moose and bears.

"We’ve erected a lot of wildlife fence between Coles Island and Havelock," says Dave Garner, project manager. "Nevertheless, some of them have been spotted, so I think people should continue to look out for them."

A helpful addition to the highway are distance markers which indicate how far along N.B. portion of the highway drivers are from the Quebec border. They start at the 250th km and continue all the way to Moncton.

"If you happen to break down and you don’t know exactly where you are, if you can locate one of these markers then you can tell emergency services you’re just east of marker 296," says Garner. He says the markers also make it easier to determine how far you are from the exit you will be taking.

Another safety enhancement on the new highway is the addition of rumble strips designed to help jolt dosing drivers back to reality.


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