New Brunswick Route 7
|Vanier Highway, Broad Road, Martinon Bypass|
|Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation|
|Length:||96.8 km (60.1 mi)|
|Existed:||1965 – present|
|North end:||Route 8 in Fredericton|
|Route 2 (TCH) in Oromocto
Route 101 in Welsford
Route 102 in Westfield
|South end:||Route 1 in Saint John|
|Major cities:||Oromocto, CFB Gagetown, Grand Bay-Westfield|
Route 7 is 97 kilometres long and runs from Fredericton, near an interchange with Route 8, to an interchange with Route 1 in Saint John. Most of the highway is either a divided expressway or has limited access.
Designated the Vanier Highway between Fredericton and an interchange with Route 2 (the Trans-Canada Highway) in Lincoln, Route 7 runs concurrently with Route 2 to Oromocto. From Oromocto, it turns south and passes through CFB Gagetown.
The main road from Fredericton to Saint John was first numbered Route 7 in 1965. The original routing followed present-day Route 102 from Fredericton to Oromocto, and the "Broad Road" (formerly Route 2A) from Oromocto to Welsford. The Vanier Highway, originally Route 12 when it was partially opened in Fredericton, was redesignated as part of Route 7 when it was fully completed to Oromocto in 1976, and a section of the Broad Road through Geary was bypassed in the early 1980s. The towns of Grand Bay and Westfield were bypassed in 1986, with the former alignment of Route 7 renamed Route 177.
Starting in 2007 planning commenced to construct animal fencing along a large section of Route 7. Construction began in the Fall of 2007 and continuing during the Summer of 2008. Animal crossings were also constructed in various places. Because the majority of Route 7 runs through CFB Gagetown Environmental Assessments and Approval had to be obtained from the Department of National Defence.
In October 2013, the Welsford Bypass opened and the uncontrolled section of Route 7 was renamed Eagle Rock Road. This new section by-passes the village of Welsford.
|Fredericton||0|| Route 8
|1||1||Liverpool St.||Northbound entrance/exit only|
|4||4||Doak Rd.||Southbound exit only, no entrance|
|5||5||Wilsey Rd., Alison Blvd. to Route 102|
|Lincoln||8||294||Route 2 (TCH) – Edmundston||northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|11||297||Nevers Road - Rusagonis-Waasis, Lincoln|
|Oromocto||15||301||To Route 102 – Fredericton Airport||southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|17||303||To Route 102 – Oromocto, CFB Gagetown, Geary, Fredericton Airport|
|20||306||Route 2 (TCH) – Moncton||northbound entrance only|
|Geary||29||29||Geary, Fredericton Junction||at-grade|
|CFB Gagetown||51||51||Enniskillen Rd., Camp Petersville|
|80||80||Route 102 to Route 177 – Grand Bay-Westfield, Gagetown|
|86||86||Colonel Nase Boulevard to Route 177 – Grand Bay-Westfield|
|Saint John||90||90||Route 177 – Grand Bay-Westfield|
|96||96||Route 100 Ocean West Way|
|97||97||Route 1 – Lorneville, St. Stephen, Sussex|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- New Brunswick Department of Transportation: Designated Provincial Highways, 2003
- Government of Canada, October 2013.