Major funding announcement expected for Route 11 today

The provincial and federal governments are expected to make an announcement on Friday, January 13th, that would result in a safer trip for those travelling between Miramichi and Moncton.

The Miramichi Leader reports several politicians, including the Premier, will be in Miramichi to potentially announce tens of millions of dollars in upgrades over several years for Route 11. 

Premier Brian Gallant said back in December that making improvements to Route 11`s busiest sections was among some of his top priorities.

There have been nearly 1,400 collisions on that stretch of highway between 1999 and 2012.

 

(with files from the Miramichi Leader)