August 14, 2015 9:26 am
Updated: August 14, 2015 9:28 am

Route 11 construction to begin this fall: Minister

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SHEDIAC, N.B. – Construction on a 6.8 kilometre portion of Route 11 will begin this fall, says the province’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister.

Roger Melanson said the twinning of sections of Route 11 will be a step-by-step process. The first phase will begin this fall, twinning and realigning Route 15 to the Shediac Bridge exit, and adding a new interchange.

The first two contracts for the project have been awarded.

The province has committed about $20 million a year, over three years, for the project.

It’s a project that was originally announced as a federal-provincial partnership by the David Alward government 14 months ago.

But the Brian Gallant government announced they were going ahead with the project in July.

“Late March I received a formal letter from the federal minister of infrastructure confirming their partnership and their contribution, and that’s why we made the announcement a few weeks ago, because we had every single commitment, federally, provincially to go forward,” Melanson said.

 

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