New Brunswick Route 15

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Route 15
Route 15 highlighted in red.
Route information
Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation
Length79.0 km[1] (49.1 mi)
Existed1920s–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 citiesMoncton, Dieppe, Shediac, Cap-Pelé
Highway system
Provincial highways in New Brunswick
Former routes
Route 11Route 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 very dangerous highway artery in southeastern New Brunswick.[citation needed]

In 2012, a section of this highway between Moncton and Shediac was designated "Veteran's Memorial Highway".[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Westmorland County.

Locationkm[3]miExitDestinationsNotes
Moncton0.00.0 Route 106 (Salisbury Road / Main Street) / Route 114 west (Findlay Boulevard) – Salisbury, Riverview, Moncton CentreRoundabout; eastern terminus of Route 114
0.30.190Baig BoulevardAt-grade intersection; no access from Baig Boulevard to eastbound Route 15
Western end of freeway
1.40.871St. George Boulevard
3.01.93 Route 128 (Killam Drive) to Route 2 (TCH) west – Fredericton, Saint John
5.43.45 Route 126 (Mountain Road) – Magnetic HillNo access from westbound Route 15 to southbound Route 126
6.13.86Mapleton Road to Route 126 south (Mountain Road)No access to westbound Route 15
9.05.67Morton Avenue / Connaught Avenue – Université de Moncton
9.96.28Université Avenue – Université de Moncton
Eastern end of freeway
10.66.6 Route 134 (Lewisville Road / Botsford Street)
11.3–
11.8
7.0–
7.3
Route 106 (Main Street) to Route 134 – DieppeRoundabout
Western end of freeway
12.27.610Paul Street
16.310.116Harrisville Boulevard / Dieppe Boulevard to Route 134 – Greater Moncton International Airport, Dieppe
18.011.217 Greater Moncton International AirportEastbound exit / entrance only
19.412.119 Route 2 (TCH) – Sackville, Nova Scotia, Saint John, Fredericton
Scoudouc26.716.626Industrial Drive
Shediac32.220.031 Route 132 south / Route 11 north – Scoudouc, Shediac, Miramichi, Kouchibouguac National ParkNorthern terminus of Route 132 / southern terminus of Route 11; exit 0 (Route 11)
37.623.437 Route 140 north / Line Road – Shediac, Parlee BeachSouthern terminus of Route 140
Grand-Barachois43.427.043 Route 933 to Route 133 – Haute Aboujagane, Grand-Barachois
Robichaud46.028.646 To Route 133 – Cormier Village, Grand-Barachois
Cap-Pelé52.632.753 Route 950 to Route 133 / Route 945 – Cap-Pelé, St-André-LeBlanc
Eastern end of freeway
57.135.5 Route 133 west (Acadie Road)Eastern terminus of Route 133
Shemogue64.239.9 Route 940 south – SackvilleNorthern terminus of Route 940
64.840.3 Route 950 west – Petit-CapEastern terminus of Route 950
Mates Corner69.042.9 Route 955 east – Murray CornerWestern terminus of Route 955
Port Elgin78.849.0 Route 16 (TCH) / Route 970 south (Shemogue Road) – Sackville, Baie Verte, Prince Edward IslandRoundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ New Brunswick Department of Transportation: Designated Provincial Highways, 2003
  2. ^ Highway of Heroes planned for New Brunswick, Highway Renaming for Veterans.
  3. ^ Google (July 9, 2014). "New Brunswick Route 15" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 9, 2014.