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Repairing N.B.’s flooded roads expected to cost millions: report

FREDERICTON, N.B. The recent flooding in New Brunswick is expected to cost millions to repair crumbling infrastru...


FREDERICTON, N.B. The recent flooding in New Brunswick is expected to cost millions to repair crumbling infrastructure, according to a report by CBC News.

According to the report, the fast-flowing current of the flooded St. John River has washed away gravel from the shoulders of roads and shifted huge chunks of asphalt into nearby fields. Flood waters have receded to revealed crumbling roads.

Transportation Minister Denis Landry said the province spent about $500,000 repairing roads after the last major flood in 2005, but this year’s damage is expected to be much worse.

The minister said construction projects to begin the repairs will be starting immediately, but there is no estimate on when the work will be completed.

About 40 sections of roads across the province remained closed on Thursday because of the flooding.

The spring snowmelt and heavy rainfall have been blamed for the flooding.

–with files from CBC News


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