Saint John, New Brunswick – New construction work has been announced as part of the Route 1 One Mile House Interchange Project in Saint John, New Brunswick. A contract valued at $2.57 million has been awarded for grading and paving on the highway adjacent to the westbound lanes of Route 1.

“This government is pleased to advance an important project that is geared to improving traffic access for commercial and industrial vehicles, and make the downtown commercial district of Saint John safer and more efficient,” said Transportation Minister Denis Landry. “This construction activity during the winter also continues to put people to work and stimulate our economy.”

The project is continuing through the winter, with work to include driving piles, construction of the north abutment adjacent to the highway, and construction of a pier adjacent to Rothesay Avenue.

The One Mile House Interchange, estimated at $65 million, includes a 600-metre structure and associated ramps and roadways connecting Route 1 to Bayside Drive. When completed in 2012, it will improve access and traffic flow in the industrial area of Saint John, while reducing congestion from the downtown commercial district.

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