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N.B. hopes for twinned killer highway

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. -- The election of a new government in Quebec is renewing hopes that a notorious stretch of the Tr...


EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — The election of a new government in Quebec is renewing hopes that a notorious stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway near the New Brunswick border may be upgraded to four lanes.

Residents say Route 185 is the deadliest stretch of road around and have been calling for its twinning for years. In the last decade there have been more than 100 deaths on the highway linking Riviere-du-Loup, Que., to the New Brunswick border.

Premier Bernard Lord says he intends to mention the highway whenever he meets with Quebec premier-designate Jean Charest. Route 185, which connects with New Brunswick’s Route 2, is located entirely within Quebec.

“When I have a chance to sit down with Mr. Charest, we will discuss it,” Lord says.


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