New Brunswick Route 15

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Route 15
Route information
Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation
Length: 79.0 km[1] (49.1 mi)
Existed: 1920s – present
Major junctions
West end: Route 106 / Route 114 in Moncton
  Route 2 (TCH) in Dieppe
Route 11 in Shediac
East end: Route 16 (TCH) in Port Elgin
Location
Major cities: Moncton, Dieppe, Shediac, Cap-Pelé
Highway system

Provincial highways in New Brunswick
Former routes

Route 11 Route 16

Route 15 is 79 km long and is in the southeastern corner of the province of New Brunswick. Starting at the north end of the Petitcodiac River Causeway, it loops around the city of Moncton on Wheeler Boulevard, then turns northeast from Dieppe to Shediac. From there, it turns east and bypasses Cap-Pelé crossing the Scoudouc River, then southeast to meet the Trans-Canada Highway at Port Elgin. The highway is a divided freeway from Moncton to just east of Shediac, where it remains a controlled-access highway until east of Cap-Pele.

History[edit]

Route 15 as it passes outside Shediac, New Brunswick at Exit 37. The image shows the wide median that the Province of New Brunswick generally employs on its divided highways. This portion of highway was completed about 1970.

Route 15 only extended from Shediac to Port Elgin until the early 1970s, when the Shediac Four-Lane Highway (the first rural expressway in New Brunswick) was built from Dieppe to Shediac. Its construction was controversial, with critics alleging that it was only built to give Moncton-area politicians better access to their summer cottages in the Shediac area[citation needed]. A two-lane bypass of Shediac itself was built shortly afterward.

The Wheeler Boulevard was developed and constructed through the 1970s and 1980s, and was fully complete by 1989.

A two-lane bypass of Cap-Pele opened to traffic in 1998. Since then it has proven itself to be a most important and beneficial highway a lifeblood giving artery to the rest of southeastern New Brunswick.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Westmorland County.

Location km[2] Mile Exit Destinations Notes
Moncton 0.0 0.0 Route 106 (Salisbury Road / Main Street) / Route 114 west (Findlay Boulevard) – Salisbury, Riverview, Moncton Centre Roundabout; eastern terminus of Route 114
0.3 0.2 0 Baig Boulevard At-grade intersection; no access from Baig Boulevard to eastbound Route 15
Western end of freeway
1.4 0.9 1 St. George Boulevard
3.0 1.9 3 Route 128 (Killam Drive) to Route 2 (TCH) west – Fredericton, Saint John
5.4 3.4 5 Route 126 (Mountain Road) – Magnetic Hill No access from westbound Route 15 to southbound Route 126
6.1 3.8 6 Mapleton Road to Route 126 south (Mountain Road) No access to westbound Route 15
9.0 5.6 7 Morton Avenue / Connaught Avenue – Université de Moncton
9.9 6.2 8 Université Avenue – Université de Moncton
Eastern end of freeway
10.6 6.6 Route 134 (Lewisville Road / Botsford Street)
11.3–
11.8
7.0–
7.3
Route 106 (Main Street) to Route 134 – Dieppe Roundabout
Western end of freeway
12.2 7.6 10 Paul Street
16.3 10.1 16 Harrisville Boulevard / Dieppe Boulevard to Route 134 – Greater Moncton International Airport, Dieppe
18.0 11.2 17  – Greater Moncton International Airport Eastbound exit / entrance only
  19.4 12.1 19 Route 2 (TCH) – Sackville, Nova Scotia, Saint John, Frederickton
Scoudouc 26.7 16.6 26 Industrial Drive
Shediac 32.2 20.0 31 Route 132 south / Route 11 north – Scoudouc, Shediac, Miramichi, Kouchibouguac National Park Northern terminus of Route 132 / southern terminus of Route 11; exit 0 (Route 11)
37.6 23.4 37 Route 140 north / Line Road – Shediac, Parlee Beach Southern terminus of Route 140
Grand-Barachois 43.4 27.0 43 Route 933 to Route 133 – Haute Aboujagane, Grand-Barachois
Robichaud 46.0 28.6 46 To Route 133 – Cormier Village, Grand-Barachois
Cap-Pelé 52.6 32.7 53 Route 950 to Route 133 / Route 945 – Cap-Pelé, St-André-LeBlanc
Eastern end of freeway
57.1 35.5 Route 133 west (Acadie Road) Eastern terminus of Route 133
Shemogue 64.2 39.9 Route 940 south – Sackville Northern terminus of Route 940
64.8 40.3 Route 950 west – Petit-Cap Eastern terminus of Route 950
Mates Corner 69.0 42.9 Route 955 east – Murray Corner Western terminus of Route 955
Port Elgin 78.8 49.0 Route 16 (TCH) / Route 970 south (Shemogue Road) – Sackville, Baie Verte, Prince Edward Island Roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing