November 6, 2006

New four-lane Trans-Canada Highway section opens in New Brunswick

Longs Creek, New Brunswick – The federal and provincial governments have officially opened 29 kilometres of the new four-lane Trans-Canada Highway between Pokiok and Longs Creek in New Brunswick.

Representatives of both governments met at Longs Creek to officially mark completion of the $125 million project. The joint investment is part of the $400 million agreement for the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick. The project, in conjunction with other projects funded under the agreement, will result in the completion of a four-lane access-controlled highway from Halifax to the Quebec border. The new section of highway is expected to significantly reduce the overall collision rate and the number of fatalities, as well as improve highway efficiency by reducing traffic congestion.

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