Route 102 re-opens to traffic at Devils Back Creek (08/09/26)

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Sept. 26, 2008

GREENWICH HILL (CNB) - A new and improved section of Route 102 in the Devils Back Creek area re-opened to traffic today.

Energy Minister Jack Keir re-opened the road today on behalf of Transportation Minister Denis Landry.

"The completion of this project has been extremely important to all of the communities along the River Road," Keir said. "We are pleased to have been able to address their concerns through this upgrading project."

The 2.6-km project included the upgrading, realignment and paving of Route 102 between Devils Back Creek and Cresthill Drive in Greenwich Hill, about two kilometres south of Browns Flat.The project was tendered to Falls Construction Co. for $1.6 million.

As part of the work, the contractor reduced the hills, improved curves, widened the shoulders of the road and improved drainage in the area.

"As a result of this work, Route 102 will be safer, and winter driving in this area will be much improved," Landry said.

Funding for the project was included in the Department of Transportation's capital budget, which is nearly $340 million in 2008-09. Excluding any payments as part of public-private partnerships, this is the largest transportation capital budget in New Brunswick history.


MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey Burkhardt, director of communications, Transportation, 506-453-5634.