December 1, 2003

8.7-kilometre bypass in New Brunswick completed

Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick – The 8.7-kilometre Tracadie-Sheila bypass on Route 11 was officially opened last week by Minister of Labour Claudette Bradshaw, MP (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), on behalf of Transport Minister David Collenette, and by Premier Bernard Lord and Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud.

Construction on the 8.7 kilometre bypass began in 1996 with a total investment of $21.8 million, including $4.8 million in funding through the Canada/New Brunswick Highway Improvement Program Agreement, a 50-50 cost-shared agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick.

“This new bypass will greatly reduce traffic congestion in Tracadie-Sheila and benefit our local industries,” Mr. Robichaud said. “My department is currently reviewing what further improvements can be made to Route 11 and Route 17 to benefit the economic development of the region.”

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