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Signs causing confusion among four-wheelers

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Motorist using the new Trans-Canada Highway are complaining of poor signage causing them proble...


SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Motorist using the new Trans-Canada Highway are complaining of poor signage causing them problems in arriving at their destinations.

Eastbound drivers coming from the Fredericton area say they are faced with the decision to veer left towards Moncton or head right on Route 7 to Saint John without ample warning.

Before the Y-junction, a sign mounted beside the highway marks the exit for Route 7 is 1.5 kilometres ahead. The only other signage is posted over the travel lanes just after they separate.

There have been at least five reported instances of four-wheel drivers missing the turnoff.

Richard Scott of Maritime Road Development Corporation, which operates and maintains the highway under its contract with the province, says the existing signs should provide sufficient notification.

Scott says the company will continue to monitor the interchange and track any concerns expressed by travelers.


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