Tobique Narrows dam roadway closure

The provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that the Tobique Narrows dam roadway will be "completely closed to traffic" this summer.

Brunswick News reporting the roadway has been down to one lane since early March and is expected to continue that way until after schools are closed in late June.

After that, it will reopen for one lane until November or more likely December.

A ramp road is already in place to accommodate traffic that will travel along Highway 105.

The work will affect residents of Tobique First Nation, Tilley, Rowena and other areas on the north side of the dam.