Highway 11 in N.B. one step closer to being twinned

One of New Brunswick’s busiest highways is closer to being twinned.

The province and federal government have announced the next phase of a $272-million project to add an extra lane on Highway 11 from Shediac to Miramichi.

MP Dominic LeBlanc says the twinning will benefit the economy, particularly the lucrative lobster and snow crab industries.

Premier Brian Gallant  says 2-thousand jobs will be created during construction of the second lane of Route 11. 

Environmentalist Arthur LeBlanc says as with any project of this size, there are environmental concerns.

He hopes the province does its due diligence and performs an assessment before any work is started.

The project is scheduled to start this summer.

~ With files from CTV Atlantic.