Government of New Brunswick
 

Road Conditions

 

Winter Information

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It is illegal to dump snow on highways in New Brunswick
When people clear their driveways by pushing snow onto highways, it can cause serious traffic hazards. It’s against the law to put snow or any obstruction on a highway. Fines range up to $2,500. Please don’t dump snow on the road! 


Do you own a Rural Mail Box and/or Civil Address Number?
During snow plowing operations, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure crews do their best to avoid damaging or disturbing rural mail boxes and civic address numbers. Should damage occur the department assumes no responsibility.
   

ATTENTION: Snowmobilers and Winter Enthusiasts 
The New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure wishes to notify the public of the year round operation of ferries at the following locations:

St. John River at Evandale, Kings County
St. John River at Westfield, Kings County
Belleisle Bay at Belleisle, Kings County
Kennebecasis River at Gondola Point, Kings County


The operation of ferries necessitates the maintenance of open channels on these waterways. Persons operating snowmobiles and other winter pleasure craft and equipment are encouraged to exercise care when in these areas.

 

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Closure of Route 11 Section
– Detour Phase III
November 16, 2017
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure wishes to advise the public that in order to finalize construction of the roundabout for the Twinning of Route 11, starting November 17th there will be traffic pattern changes to the detour that was put in place on September 7th.

Route 11 Northbound Lanes will be open to traffic. Northbound traffic on Route 15 Eastbound heading toward Miramichi and Shediac will continue straight on new Route 11 Northbound. Traffic heading to Shediac will Exit at Route 134 Interchange (Exit 2) to Route 134 and then turn left on Route 134 to Shediac.

Southbound traffic on Route 11 heading toward Scoudouc and PEI will continue straight on Route 11 Southbound and Exit at Scoudouc Interchange (Exit 26) to Eileen Street and continue to Route 15 Eastbound.

Southbound traffic on Route 11 heading toward Shediac will exit at Exit 2 for Route 134 and turn left on Route 134.

Route 15 Westbound traffic wishing to go north toward Miramichi will continue straight and Exit at Scoudouc Interchange (Exit 26) to Eileen Street and take Route 15 Eastbound and then continue straight to new Route 11 Northbound.

Route 15 Westbound traffic heading toward Scoudouc will Exit at Route15/Route11 Interchange         (Exit 31A) and continue to Route 132 (Scoudouc).

Traffic from Scoudouc on Route 132 heading toward Miramichi will exit at Route 15/Route 11 interchange to Route 15 Westbound. Traffic from Scoudouc on Route 132 heading toward Shediac will exit to Route 15 Eastbound and then exit again at Parlee Beach Interchange (Exit 37) to Shediac.

Westbound Traffic on Main Street (Shediac) heading toward Scoudouc, Moncton, or PEI will turn right at the intersection on Route 133, and then turn left at the intersection of Route 133 and Route 134 to Route 134 Interchange. As well, Route 134 Southbound Traffic heading toward Scoudouc, Moncton, or PEI will turn right at the intersection of Route 133 and Route 134 to Route 134 Interchange.

Construction signs will be in place to indicate the detour route to the travelling public.

We regret any inconvenience and thank the public for their cooperation.


Route 265 – Kedgwick River at Hailes Brook Bridge No.1
October 27, 2017
The New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises the travelling public that Route 265 in Kedgwick River will be closed to through traffic at the location of Hailes Brook Bridge No. 1 for a period of 48 hours, beginning on November 1.

This closure is necessary to conduct major work on the bridge.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure regrets any inconvenience caused by this closure and urges motorists to drive with caution in and around construction zones.


Lane closure on Tobique River Bridge No.4 – Plaster Rock
August 28, 2017
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises the motoring public that traffic on the Tobique River Bridge No.4 – Plaster Rock will be reduced to one lane, effective immediately, and restrictions will remain in place until late November.

The lane closure is required to allow for construction activities. From time to time throughout this period, both lanes of traffic on the bridge may be closed intermittently for periods of time one hour or less.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure regrets any inconvenience this may cause and urges motorists to drive with care.


Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises users of the SentierNBTrail that a section of trail approximately 2.5 kilometres north of the intersection of Route 105 and Route 109 to a point 600 metres north of the Tobique Narrows bridge will be closed until further notice. This closure is necessary to allow for construction at the Tobique Narrows bridge. Trail users will be redirected to Route 105 or Larley Road. We regret any inconvenience and thank the public for their cooperation.

 

  
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises the travelling public that the weight limit on the Edmundston Madawaska-International Bridge is being lowered to five tonnes, effective Friday, October 27, 2017. Only passenger vehicles will be permitted to cross the bridge until further notice, for the safety of the travelling public.

This weight restriction is necessary after a recent inspection of the bridge revealed deterioration of floor beams and stringers.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is working with its partners at the Maine Department of Transportation to identify short-term repairs to increase the weight limit.

A feasibility student on the replacement or rehabilitation of the Edmundston-Madawaska International Bridge is ongoing.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure recognizes the inconvenience that this causes and thanks motorists for their patience and understanding. Please drive with caution and check nb511.ca for up-to-date traffic information.


Route 2
July 10, 2017
Beginning on Monday, July 10, lane restrictions will be in effect on Route 2, the Trans Canada Highway, beginning at kilometre marker 385 for a distance of 1.5 kilometres. Traffic will be reduced to one lane both eastbound and westbound until November 1, 2017. The lane restrictions are not expected to have any significant impact on traffic flow. 

Wide loads traveling in the westbound direction will be limited to a maximum of 4.4 metres and to 6.6 metres in the eastbound direction. The speed limit through this construction area will be reduced to 90 kilometres per hour.

Motorists are asked to heed the reduced speed limits through this area.

The public is encouraged to call 511 or visit NB511.ca for updates on planned construction and maintenance activities. Traffic advisory


Commencement of Construction Activities
May 10, 2017
Please be advised that construction on the new Petitcodiac bridge will commence the week of May 15, 2017. There will be some temporary lane closures and changes in traffic patterns during this start-up period. The travelling public is urged to proceed with caution, as is necessary in any construction zone, and to allow additional time for travel when crossing the causeway. The detour is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.


Bridges to be decommissioned 

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has concluded that the Jemseg River Bridge and the Kouchibouguacis River Bridge will be permanently closed to traffic and decommissioned.