The Government of New Brunswick has completed major improvements to Route 1. The Route 1 Gateway Project involved the construction of 55 kilometres of new four-lane highway and selected upgrades along existing sections of Route 1.
While the construction stimulus of this project delivered new employment opportunities in New Brunswick, the improved infrastructure will also support long-term economic growth in the province and in Atlantic Canada.
Route 1 serves as a major trade corridor between Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States. It is the most direct link to a new border facility in St. Stephen – Calais which is Atlantic Canada’s busiest international land border crossing.
Upgrades to Route 1 will foster continued economic growth and support a sustainable multimodal transportation system with enhanced connections to many of Atlantic Canada’s deep sea ports, rail network and international airports.
The Route 1 Gateway Project is jointly funded by the federal and provincial governments.