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Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton will close today as water levels continue to rise

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that the Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton will be closed to all traffic this evening as water levels continue to rise.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that the Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton will be closed to all traffic this evening as water levels continue to rise. - File image

Motorists travelling between Moncton, Fredericton will be detoured to Route 1

FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that Route 2 (Trans-Canada Highway) between Moncton and Fredericton will be closed to all traffic this evening as water levels continue to rise.

The closure will be necessary at about 7 p.m. and will affect both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

When the Trans-Canada Highway is closed, those travelling between Moncton and Fredericton will be detoured to Route 1 through River Glade and Route 7 at Oromocto.

Those who need to travel between Moncton and Fredericton are urged to do so before the closure.

Barricades and signage will be in place to guide motorists. Variable message signs at the borders with Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine will alert those travelling into New Brunswick of the closure.

The public are asked to respect the barricades and check online for the latest road closures. Drive with caution in areas where water is over the road.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure appreciates the public’s patience as it responds to this flooding event.

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