Improvements to Route 11 will be completed in phases over the next 10 years. The most heavily travelled sections will be twinned and the rest of the route will be upgraded in phases as funding becomes available.
Construction will begin between Shediac and the Saint Gregoire area in 2014, south of Bouctouche. This section will be twinned. Between Glenwood and Miramichi, a two-lane bypass is proposed. Work on Route 11 will also include rehabilitating the existing highway from Glenwood to Saint Gregoire.
Twinning the entire Route 11 highway was estimated to cost upwards of $1 billion. The approach the province is taking will make the necessary upgrades at a cost of under $500 million, while addressing safety concerns, traffic flow, capacity constraints and providing a more efficient highway for New Brunswickers.
The map below shows the proposed alignment of the two-lane bypass from Glenwood to Miramichi as part of phase two. Public consultations have begun.