Portion of Route 11 on Acadian Peninsula to be closed (09/06/18)

NB 861

June 18, 2009

GRANDE-ANSE (CNB) - A portion of Route 11 on the Acadian Peninsula will be closed from Monday, June 22, to Monday, June 29, because of road construction.

The project involves the replacement of a culvert in the Village of Grande-Anse along with drainage work and erosion control. The value of the work is more than $120,000. The contract was awarded to Bradley Jenks Excavation Ltd.

Motorists are advised to take a detour along Portage Avenue on Route 330 and Esna Street. Signs indicating these detours will be in place.

Transportation Minister Denis Landry urges motorists to be patient this summer. The Department of Transportation is undertaking a record $385.8-million capital infrastructure program to modernize the transportation network and stimulate the economy.

"People may anticipate construction in all regions of New Brunswick," said Landry. "I understand that motorists wish to get to their destinations. However, fines for speeding in construction zones have been doubled, and crews are working to make our highways safer for all of us. The Government of New Brunswick asks for the co-operation of all motorists and encourages them to adjust their travel times."


MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.