PLASTER ROCK (GNB) – Improvements to Route 108 are planned this year as part of the provincial government’s capital budget.

“We understand the role this road plays in connecting our province for travellers and for businesses. That is why we continue to invest money on various parts of Route 108,” said Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey.

Harvey attended for Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

Work planned for Route 108 this year includes:

  • paving a 4.7-kilometre section in the Plaster Rock area between routes 385 and 109;
  • paving a 1.4-kilometre section between the Grand Falls town limit and the Drummond village limit;
  • grading and paving in the railway crossing area; and
  • grading between the railway crossing and Route 395.

More than $217 million will be invested in New Brunswick highways this year as part of the department’s capital budget.

“The commitment to paving and grading along Route 108 this year is an investment in the communities on each end,” said Harvey. “I am proud to be part of a government that is making investments to support the economy of rural communities, is listening to people, and getting things done.”

The province’s $775.6-million capital budget, which includes the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure’s capital budget of $638.5 million, reflects the government’s priority to support public buildings, highways and bridges that are the responsibility of the province.