Highway project, temporary closure on Route 133 (09/07/02)

NB 943

July 2, 2009

GRAND-BARACHOIS (CNB) - The provincial government is investing $335,000 to replace a large culvert on Route 133 at lac des Boudreau.

Construction will take up to eight weeks and will require traffic to take a detour. Department of Transportation staff will undertake the work between Monday, July 6, and Friday, Aug. 28, to avoid disruptions to school bus routes and schedules.

"We have an ambitious schedule to get this done because Route 133 is well-used daily by motorists between Shediac and Cap-Pelé," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry. "The existing steel pipe is more than 25 years old and has settled; it is due for replacement. A larger concrete culvert will sit on concrete footings and help ensure the stability and sustainability of the road over the longer term."

During construction, Route 133 will be closed to all through traffic, including emergency vehicles. Detour signs will be posted to direct motorists.

Funding comes from the Department of Transportation's $385.8-million capital budget for this year.

"By advancing infrastructure projects across New Brunswick, our government is investing in both rural and urban New Brunswick while improving the safety and quality of our highways," said Landry.


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