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New Brunswick Route 95

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Route 95
Route information
Maintained by Brun-Way Highway Operations[1]
Length: 14.5 km[2] (9.0 mi)
Existed: 1976 – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑95 / US 2 at the Houlton–Woodstock Border Crossing
East end: Route 2 (TCH) / Route 103 in Woodstock
Location
Counties: Carleton
Highway system

Provincial highways in New Brunswick
Former routes

Route 17 Route 100

Route 95 is a 14.5-kilometre-long (9.0 mi) provincial highway in New Brunswick, which serves a connector route between Interstate 95 (I-95) and U.S. Route 2 (US 2) at the Houlton–Woodstock Border Crossing near Houlton, Maine, United States to Route 2, which is part of the Trans-Canada Highway, in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Prior to the construction of Route 95, the connection between the two cities was served by Route 5. In 2007 the New Brunswick government completed a roadworks project to turn Route 95 into a full freeway for its entire length.

Route description[edit]

Route 95 begins at the Houlton–Woodstock Border Crossing on the Maine–New Brunswick border as an extension of I-95 and US 2. The border between the two countries also marks the border between the Eastern Time Zone and the Atlantic Time Zone.[3] The highway travels northeast through woodlands as it approaches its first interchange with Route 540 via a hybrid diamond interchange/partial cloverleaf interchange, providing access to the towns of Richmond Corner and Belleville. Continuing east, the highway crosses over Plymouth Road before intersecting an eastbound exit for Vivglenn Road, which connects to Route 555. The final exit on the highway is a trumpet interchange with Route 2, which is part of the Trans-Canada Highway, in Woodstock.[4]

History[edit]

A road linking Houlton to Woodstock has existed since at least 1927,[5] and was numbered Route 5 between 1938 and 1951.[6][7] The current Route 95 was constructed in the late 1970s and numbered Route 95 by 1981.[8] By 1989, the intersection between Route 95 and Route 2 was converted into an interchange.[9] In 2007, the New Brunswick Department of Transportation completed a C$33 million construction project, turning Route 95 from a two-lane undivided highway to a grade-separated four lane freeway.[10] The Province has contracted with Brun-Way Highway Operations to provide maintenance for the highway until 2023.[1]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Carleton County.

Location km[4] mi Exit Destinations Notes
Houlton–Woodstock Border Crossing 0.0 0.0 I‑95 south / US 2 west – Houlton Continuation into Maine, United States
5 Visitor Information Eastbound exit only
6.5 4.0 7 Route 540 – Richmond Corner, Belleville
12.3 7.6 12 To Route 555 (Vivglenn Road) Eastbound exit only
Woodstock 14.5 9.0 Route 2 (TCH) – Fredericton, Grand Falls
Route 103 (Houlton Road)
Eastern terminus
Continuation beyond Route 95
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "N.B. Trans-Canada twinned from border to border". Today's Trucking. Newcom Business Media Inc. November 2, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ New Brunswick Department of Transportation: Designated Provincial Highways, 2003
  3. ^ Time Zone Map (Map). National Institute of Standards and Technology. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Google (December 16, 2010). "Route 95" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ Junior Auto Road Map Maritime Provinces (Map). 1,800,000. Rand McNally. 1927. p. 88. § C3. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ Houlton Quadrangle (Map). United States Geological Survey. 1938. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ Houlton Quadrangle (Map). United States Geological Survey. 1951. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Contract 82-1086". Bangor Daily News. Jun 23, 1982. p. 14. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Maine Road Atlas (Map). Rand McNally and Company. 1989. p. 24. § C4. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Official opening of new section of Route 95 / Woodstock" (Press release). New Brunswick Department of Transportation. July 10, 2004. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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