New Brunswick Route 105

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Route 105
Route information
Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation
Length: 307.0 km[1] (190.8 mi)
Existed: 1965 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 10 in Youngs Cove
  Route 2 (TCH) in Jemseg
Route 8 in Fredericton
Route 104 in Mouth of Keswick
Route 2 (TCH) in Hartland
Route 2 (TCH) in Florenceville
Route 107 in Bristol
Route 109 in Perth-Andover
North end: Route 108 in Grand Falls
Location
Major cities: Fredericton, Nackawic, Hartland, Florenceville, Bristol, Perth-Andover
Highway system

Provincial highways in New Brunswick
Former routes

Route 104 Route 106

Route 105 is a highway in New Brunswick, Canada; running from Route 10 in Youngs Cove to Route 108 in Grand Falls, mostly along the east and north banks of the Saint John River, for a distance of 307 kilometres.

Route description[edit]

Route 105 at Bath

From Youngs Cove, Route 105 follows a former routing of the Trans-Canada Highway along the south shore of Grand Lake to Jemseg. From there, the route continues north, following the east bank of the Saint John River, to Fredericton. Within Fredericton, the highway is known as Riverside Drive in the district of Barkers Point and Union Street in Devon. The Nashwaaksis area is bypassed by a four-lane divided expressway known as Ring Road, which connects to the Westmorland Street Bridge.[1]

West of Fredericton, Route 105 continues along the east bank of the river, through Douglas and Keswick Ridge, crossing the Mactaquac Headpond. Between Mactaquac and Nackawic, the road was rerouted after construction of the dam and passes through areas such as Bear Island. The road changes direction to a north-south orientation as the river changes course between Nackawic and Woodstock. The Grafton Bridge, near the junction with Route 585, provides access to the town of Woodstock. Continuing north along the river's east bank, Route 105 passes through Hartland, Florenceville, Bristol, Bath and Perth-Andover. Crossing the Tobique River using the Tobique Narrows Dam, Route 105 passes through several more small farming communities and terminates at Grand Falls.[1]

History[edit]

Route 105 was first numbered in 1965, on a section between Fredericton and Hartland that was formerly known as Route 21. When the Trans-Canada Highway bridge at Florenceville was completed in 1968, Route 2 was rerouted to the other side of the Saint John River and Route 105 was extended north to Perth-Andover. It was further extended north to Grand Falls in 1984, when it replaced Route 125.

With the Trans-Canada Highway project between Fredericton and Moncton completed in 2001, Route 105 was extended eastward from Fredericton as well, taking over the former Route 2 between Fredericton and the Route 10 junction at Youngs Cove.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Queens Youngs Cove 0.0 0.0 Route 10 Southern terminus
Jemseg 25.8 41.5 To Route 2 (TCH) / Route 695 / Route 715 (Pram Grand Lake Drive)
Coytown 31.5 50.7 Route 2 (TCH) east Interchange, eastbound entrance and exit only
32.9 52.9 Route 2 (TCH) west Interchange, westbound exit only
Sunbury McGowans Corner 43.7 70.3 Route 690 east
Burton 56.9 91.6 To Route 102 (Burton Bridge)
York Barkers Point 73.0 117.5 Route 8 (Fredericton Bypass, Princess Margaret Bridge, Barkers Point Bypass)
Fredericton 81.0 130.4 Route 620 (Royal Road) Interchange
Keswick 94.3 151.8 Route 104 north
McKeens Corner 98.3 158.2 Route 616 north
Jewetts Mills 104 167 Route 615 north
Upper Queensbury 140 230 Route 610 east
Nackawic 144 232 Route 605 north
Southampton 149 240 To Route 102 to Route 2 (TCH) (Hawkshaw Bridge)
Carleton Upper Woodstock 189 304 Route 585
206 332 Route 575 east
Somerville 208 335 To Route 103
To Route 104
Florenceville 226 364 Route 130 Interchange
Bristol 230 370 Route 107 east (Juniper Road)
Bath 236 380 Route 565 north (Mechanic Road)
Upper Kent 246 396 Route 565 south
Victoria Perth-Andover 267 430 Route 109 east (Gulch Road)
Tobique Narrows 274 441 Route 390 east
292 470 Route 380 south
Grand Falls 307 494 Route 108 (Chemin Tobique) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google (December 23, 2010). "Route 105" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 23, 2010.