New Brunswick Route 4

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Route 4
Route information
Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation
Length: 28.3 km[1] (17.6 mi)
Existed: 1920s[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 6 on the Saint Croix – Vanceboro Bridge
East end: Route 3 in Thomaston Corner
Highway system

Provincial highways in New Brunswick
Former routes

Route 3 Route 7

Route 4 is a 28.3-kilometre (17.6 mi) long provincial highway located entirely in York County, New Brunswick, Canada. The highway begins on the Saint Croix – Vanceboro Bridge between the cities of Vanceboro, Maine and Saint Croix, and travels east to an interchange with Route 3 in Thomaston Corner.

Route description[edit]

Route 4 as it passes through McAdam.

Route 4 begins on the Saint Croix – Vanceboro Bridge over the Saint Croix River, which serves as both the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick and the border between the Eastern Time Zone and Atlantic Time Zone,[2] traveling east through the customs station. Exiting Saint Croix, the highway crosses Route 630 as it begins to parallel a rail line belonging to the New Brunswick Southern Railway through rural York County. The highway is surrounded by woodlands until entering the community of McAdam, where it serves as the main road through town. The highway turns more northerly through town then turns to the south before straightening out more in a more northeasterly direction again, entering more woodlands. Route 4 traverses the small community of Christie Ridge before terminating at an intersection with Route 3 in Thomaston Corner.[1]


Between McAdam and St. Croix, Route 4 follows the bed of one of New Brunswick's first railways, a wooden line built by a lumberman named Todd who wanted to transport his logs to the Saint Croix River. The line was deemed surplus with the construction of the parallel European and North American Railway in the late 1860s, immediately to the south, and it was later converted to a road.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in York County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Saint Croix River 0.0 0.0 SR 6 (Saint Croix – Vanceboro Bridge) – Vanceboro, Topsfield Western terminus
Saint Croix 1.3 2.1 Route 630 – St. Stephen, Canterbury
McAdam 5.1 8.2 Saunders Road
McAdam 7.1 11.4 Old Harvey Road
Thomaston Corner 17.6 28.3 Route 3 – St. Stephen, Fredericton Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (December 23, 2010). "Route 4" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Cariddi, Barbara (May 6, 2005). "New Time Zone for Maine?". Concord, NH: New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Nason, David (1992). Railways of New Brunswick. Fredericton, N.B: New Ireland. ISBN 0-920483-38-0.