October 11, 2007

New bypass helps improve traffic flow in Moncton, New Brunswick

Moncton, New Brunswick – Officials from the federal government, the Province of New Brunswick and the City of Moncton officially opened extended bypass routes in Moncton, New Brunswick on Wednesday. The extension of Vaughan Harvey and Assomption boulevards will improve traffic flow and will provide better access to several arterial routes throughout the city.

“Extending the Vaughan Harvey and Assomption boulevards is another example of our government’s commitment to delivering results for Canadians,” said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “These new routes will allow traffic to bypass a portion of Main Street as well as several other congested downtown streets, greatly improving the flow of goods and people in the area.”

“The Province of New Brunswick is pleased to support this important project,” said New Brunswick Transportation Minister Denis Landry. “These improvements are based on a long-term comprehensive traffic study that was conducted by the province and the municipalities of Greater Moncton. This study was focused on how to improve traffic patterns in the Greater Moncton area, giving consideration to future growth and economic development.”

The total project cost was estimated at approximately $30 million, of which $19 million came from a joint funding agreement between the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Federal funding was provided through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.

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