The TransCanada Highway (Route 2) between Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick and the border with Quebec opened to four lanes of traffic on Nov. 5.
Design work for the 2.8 kilometer stretch of highway began in 2010. Work included an interchange at the provincial boundary. Built in partnership with PQ, which provided $2.3 million for the construction and future maintenance of the new structure, the interchange is near the NB Visitor Information Centre.
PQ finished an 11 kilometer section to Degelis in 2013 and opened the 8.5 kilometer section of newly-twinned TransCanada Highway (Route 85) between Dégelis and NB in September 2014.
“The completion of this $17 million project is important for economic development and for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on the TransCanada corridor,” said NB Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Roger Melanson. “It will improve highway safety in this region and makes our province more accessible and attractive to visitors, business and industry.”