September 26, 2005

National Highway System expansion announced

Calgary, Alberta – The Council of Ministers responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety have agreed to expand the National Highway System (NHS), following a report and recommendations by a review task force. The task force was led by Transport Canada and the New Brunswick Department of Transportation, with participation by all federal, provincial and territorial transportation departments.

Approximately 4,500 km of feeder routes, 5,900 km of northern and remote routes, and 500 km of key intermodal connector routes are being added to the NHS. The NHS was established in 1988 and consists of a 24,500 km network of key inter-provincial and international highway linkages. The expanded NHS encompasses 38,021 km of key highway linkages.

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