April 24, 2009
SHEDIAC (CNB) - Groups and individuals interested in the proposed twinning of Route 11 between Shediac and Bouctouche are being invited by Transportation Minister Denis Landry to attend informal public information sessions regarding Phase 1 of the project.
The meetings are scheduled for:
Interested groups and individuals may view the plans and discuss the alignment with Department of Transportation staff.
Phase 1 includes the stretch of highway between Route 15 at Shediac and the Girouardville Road in Bouctouche. This phase would involve more than 35 kilometres of highway twinning, four major river crossings, and the upgrading of a number of interchanges.
Landry says that during the past two years department staff has carried out pre-construction activities such as surveying, preliminary design, acquiring property, and environmental review.
"This section is currently experiencing daily traffic volumes ranging from 6,600 vehicles at the Bouctouche end to more than 10,000 vehicles at the Shediac end," said Landry.
Earlier this month, Premier Shawn Graham announced the Government of New Brunswick's commitment and support for twinning Route 11 from Moncton to Miramichi, at an estimated investment of $942 million.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-443-5634.