FREDERICTON (GNB) – Due to rising waters along the Saint John River, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure along with the highway’s P3 operator MRDC is planning a full closure of Route 2, the Trans-Canada Highway, between Oromocto and River Glade as of 7 p.m. today.

The highway closure, from exit 306 (Oromocto) to Exit 423 (River Glade) will remain in effect until it is safe to re-open.

This could result in a multiple-day closure depending on river forecasts. Water will have to recede and the road will require an inspection before it can be re-opened.

Eastbound traffic headed towards Moncton is being detoured to Route 7 at Exit 306, then to Route 1, then back to Route 2 west of Moncton.

Westbound traffic headed towards Fredericton is being detoured at Exit 423 to Route 1, then to Route 7, then back to Route 2 east of Fredericton.

A full list of road closures is is available online. Individuals can also receive alerts of road closures from NB 511 on on Twitter and through a free mobile application.