The provincial and federal governments are investing over $180 million to twin two sections of Route 11 in New Brunswick. The twinning of those two sections will improve safety and allow for the more efficient flow of people and goods on one of New Brunswick’s busiest highways. The next phase of construction will begin this summer, with the project anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2021.
The next phase of the Route 11 twinning project involves the twinning of 6.8 kilometres between Shediac River and Cocagne River, and another 13.8 kilometres between Cocagne River and Little Bouctouche River.
“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in the twinning of Route 11, which will support long-term prosperity for the region and improve the quality of life for New Brunswickers,” said Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “Smart investments in infrastructure projects like this one help grow the economy, promote sustainable regional development, and increase public safety on Canada’s roadways.”
The work is part of the $272-million federal-provincial construction project, which also includes an 11-kilometre two-lane controlled access bypass from Glenwood to Miramichi.
Due to growth in the southeastern region of New Brunswick, the southern section of Route 11 has experienced rising traffic levels in recent years. Route 11 provides links to Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the rest of New Brunswick and the United States, as well as access to ports, airports and rail hubs. Route 11 is also an important commuter route.
The multi-year project has an anticipated completion date of late 2021.