Route 11 construction to begin this fall: Minister
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.