New Brunswick

Trans-Canada Highway closure reduced, more access for residents

The closed section of Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton was reduced significantly Monday after floodwaters receded, according to the company that maintains the highway.

Closure now down to 9 kilometres near Jemseg, N.B.

Flooding forced more roads to close in parts of New Brunswick Monday. (Stephen MacGillivray/Canadian Press)

The closed section of Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton was reduced significantly Monday after floodwaters receded, according to the company that maintains the highway.

The closure, which stretched 120 kilometres between Oromocto and River Glade, is now nine kilometres near Jemseg from kilometre 330 to 339, says Al Giberson, general manager and facility manager for MRDC.

He said traffic is still being detoured through Saint John, but there's access for residents from either direction until Jemseg. 

Giberson said the water is completely off the pavement and crews have begun clearing debris. A road assessment will take place Tuesday morning, he said.

"That will tell us how far we can open up the highway, whether we can open up one lane or both lanes or travelling in each direction," he told Shift New Brunswick.

In Fredericton, park-and-ride services are still set up at the Regent Mall, Grant-Harvey Centre, Willie O'Ree Place and Brookside Mall.

The service offers a place to park and use the city's regular bus service. Parking is free and the bus costs $2.75 per trip.

People who have city-issued hang tags for downtown parking can use their hang tags to ride the bus.

The bus runs every half-hour during peak times and every hour throughout the day.

The province has put some road closures in an advisory on its website. Here is a list of additional flood-related road closures in the province:

City of Fredericton

  • Cityview Avenue
  • Alexandra Street
  • Avondale Court
  • Watters Drive
  • Corbett Avenue
  • Hachey Avenue
  • Grey Street
  • Winslow Street
  • Riverside Drive
  • McMinniman Court
  • Alderwood Drive
  • Timber Lane
  • Hossack Street
  • Jarvis Street
  • Hazelwood Drive
  • Legere Street
  • Glasier Road
  • Lincoln Road
  • McFadzen Lane
  • Bourque Lane
  • Regan Street
  • University Avenue

District 1: Bathurst

  • Wyers Brook Road

District 2-Miramichi

  • Mullin Stream Road
  • South Barnaby River Road

District 3-Moncton 

  • Gray Road
  • Range Road in Richibucto Village
  • Steeves and Bannister Road
  • Girouardville Road
  • Saint-Maurice Road

District 4-Saint John

  • Route 850 from Rogers road to Whiting Lane
  • Harding's Point Landing Road
  • Woodmans Point Road
  • Porter Road
  • Route 850 from Upper Midland road to Bellisle ferry landing
  • McKenzie Road
  • Sunset Valley Road
  • Norton Shore Road
  • Darlings Island Road
  • Beulah Camp Road
  • Milkish Creek Road
  • West Tenants Cove Road
  • Browns Cove Road
  • Elms Road
  • Ganong Road
  • Route 860 from the intersection of Route 860 at Lakeside Road to Stock Farm Road

District 5-Fredericton

  • Tripp Settlement Road
  • Scotchtown Road
  • Rusagonis Road
  • Old Glassville Road
  • Scotchtown Road
  • Back Road from Benton Road to Scotchtown Road
  • Route 710 from Nickerson Point Road to Henderson Settlement
  • Route 116 from Route 123 to Route 116 to Chipman Village limits
  • Fanjoy Point Road
  • Lakeview Road
  • Rusagonis Road
  • Elm Hill Road
  • Waterville Road
  • Robertson Point Road in the Cambridge area
  • Craft Cove Road
  • Pondstream Road
  • Newcastle Centre Road
  • Duplissea Road
  • Waterville Road
  • Fish Hatchery Road
  • Kenneth Road
  • Merritt Smith Road
  • Smith Road
  • Rusagonis Road
  • Waasis Farm Road
  • Ferry Road in Jemseg
  • Dorrington Hill Road

With files from Elizabeth Fraser and Shift New Brunswick

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