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Moncton to Fredericton four-lane Hwy. opens

FREDERICTON, N.B. -- The complete opening of the 195-kilometre section of Route 2 between Long Creek and Moncton wi...


FREDERICTON, N.B. — The complete opening of the 195-kilometre section of Route 2 between Long Creek and Moncton will take place Wednesday.

A public bridge walk and official ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 23, will mark the official opening of the Fredericton-Moncton highway. The following day, the full 195 kilometres of new four-lane will be open to traffic, five weeks ahead of schedule.

Significant changes will be made to existing exit numbers on routes 1, 2 and 7. As well portions of the existing Route 2 between Fredericton and Moncton will be renumbered and new civic numbers may be assigned.

The 195-kilometre road is expected to cut 35 minutes off the Moncton-to-Fredericton trek and has a total of 20 interchanges, 28 overpasses and crosses the St. John, Jemseg, Canaan and North rivers and Swan Creek Lake. As of Wednesday, between 2,400 to 2,800 trucks will pass over the highway each day, 33 per cent of which will originate from outside of New Brunswick.

For more information contact (506) 453-2213, New Brunswick Department of Transportation, Maintenance and Traffic Branch for exit number changes. Contact (506) 453-2754, New Brunswick Department of Transportation, Planning and Land Management Branch for information on route number changes and civic numbers or visit the www.gnb.ca/dot/index.htm (English) or www.gnb.ca.dot/indexf.htm (French).


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