New Brunswick Route 15
|Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation|
|Length:||79.0 km (49.1 mi)|
|Existed:||1920s – present|
|West end:||Route 106 in Moncton|
|Route 2 (TCH) in Dieppe
Route 11 in Shediac
|East end:||Route 16 (TCH) in Port Elgin|
|Major cities:||Moncton, Dieppe, Shediac, Cap-Pelé|
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.
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. 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.
|Location||Exit Number||Intersecting Roads|
|Moncton||1||St. George Street|
|Moncton||3||Killam Drive / Berry Mills Road (Route 128)|
|Moncton||5||Mountain Road (Route 126)|
|Moncton||7||Connaught Avenue / Morton Avenue|
|Moncton||8||Archibald Street / Université de Moncton|
|Moncton||9**||Lewisville Road ( Route 134)|
|Moncton (Halls Creek)||9**||Main Street ( Route 106)|
|Dieppe||17||Greater Moncton International Airport (eastbound only)|
|Scoudouc||26||Scoudouc Industrial Park / Scoudouc|
|Shediac||31||Route 11 / Scoudouc Road ( Route 132)|
|Shediac||37||Ohio Road (Route 140)|
|Robichaud||46||Chemin Acadie (Route 133)|
|Cap-Pelé||58**||Chemin Acadie (Route 133)|
|Botsford Portage||Chemin du Portage (Route 950)|
|Mates Corner||Route 955|
|Port Elgin||Traffic Circle connecting with Route 16, and Route 970|
- * At-grade intersection
- ** At-grade intersection, exit number not posted (kilometre-post used)
- New Brunswick Department of Transportation: Designated Provincial Highways, 2003