New Brunswick Route 15

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Route 15 shield

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: NB 106.png Route 106 in Moncton
  Route 2 (TCH) in Dieppe
NB 11.png Route 11 in Shediac
East end: NB 16.png 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]

Location Exit Number Intersecting Roads
Moncton 0 Baig Boulevard
Moncton 1 St. George Street
Moncton 3 Killam Drive / Berry Mills Road (Route 128)
Moncton 5 Mountain Road (Route 126)
Moncton 6 Mapleton Road
Moncton 7 Connaught Avenue / Morton Avenue
Moncton 8 Archibald Street / Université de Moncton
Moncton 9** Lewisville Road (NB 134.png Route 134)
Moncton (Halls Creek) 9** Main Street (NB 106.png Route 106)
Dieppe 10 Paul Street
Dieppe 16 Dieppe Boulevard
Dieppe 17 Greater Moncton International Airport (eastbound only)
Dieppe 19 Route 2
Scoudouc 26 Scoudouc Industrial Park / Scoudouc
Shediac 31 NB 11.png Route 11 / Scoudouc Road (NB 132.png Route 132)
Shediac 37 Ohio Road (Route 140)
Barachois 43 Route 933
Robichaud 46 Chemin Acadie (Route 133)
Cap-Pelé 53 Route 950
Cap-Pelé 58** Chemin Acadie (Route 133)
Botsford Portage Chemin du Portage (Route 950)
Shemogue Route 940
Shemogue 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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Brunswick Department of Transportation: Designated Provincial Highways, 2003