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The last thing we need is to further incentivize rural and exurban living in this province. I think the current route works well.
That may be, and it is something to work towards (or against depending on your POV), but, and this may just be my own feelings on this, there's something different when you are going down a highway and know there's a town or village nearby vs going down the highway and knowing you're literally in the middle of nowhere.

To me, this is very evident with Route 2 and Route 1 here in NB. Midway through the Coles Island to Salisbury stretch on Route 2, I'm a bit anxious, just wanting to see some sign of anything besides a logging road basically.

But if I've cut down to Sussex and am taking Route 1 instead, it's a bit more relaxing of a drive since I know I'm never all that far from a place; you're going to see something besides hills and trees every few 10s of klicks.

It's all mental I know, especially with the reliability of vehicles nowadays; but it does give an impression that NB is more than just Trees and more Trees.

That's why I wish Route 1 had gone down to Sussex from Coles Island basically (water under the bridge now) and now that I look at it, wish Route 7 had nudged over closer to the Junction and out of CFB Gagetown.

Or even follow the 102 route along the river, and have the TCH go from Gagetown to say Hampstead area, cross the river there and cut across to Sussex and onward to Moncton. (Pipe dreams as always. )
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It's easy to be skeptical over the project however before being presumptuous over the project we should just wait and see. There is a trend within the province that whenever something in terms of infrastructure is announced for the North - anybody that lives in the South shoots it down as an automatic waste of cash.

I'm not sure why it is being called an expressway - I believe the current plan has called for a 2 lane bypass (not a twin highway) to be built from Glenwood to Miramichi. The issue is not traffic count - it is rather the open access to the highway which makes it extremely dangerous. That portion of highway has a 100km/h speed limit and probably well over a 100 points to enter and exit - could we not agree this makes for dangerous conditions?

The tunnel does sound far fetched. The original plan was to build 2 overpasses and a bridge over the Napan River (which is not a stream by the way) and now they are hinting towards a tunnel. I always assumed tunnels would be far more expensive however they are stating they can do this at a similar cost - guess we will have to wait and see!
I thought it goes down to 80 kph after "merging" with 134...

Also, what do you guys think of the POV that no properties should be on major highways? It makes future expansion difficult IMO.
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Also, what do you guys think of the POV that no properties should be on major highways? It makes future expansion difficult IMO.
If it is a limited access highway built to freeway standards then there should be no private access onto the highway. There also should be no level crossings. All access points should be by interchanges.
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It seems the government must be taking some heat over this proposed expressway tunnel in the Miramichi.

The Minister of Transportation is now referring to the project as nothing more than a really really long underpass........
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It seems the government must be taking some heat over this proposed expressway tunnel in the Miramichi.

The Minister of Transportation is now referring to the project as nothing more than a really really long underpass........

WTF?

I do have a question That pertains to Miramichi, and Potentially this ne Tunnel as a Bypass. Ho owns the Pulp, and Paper mill(If it's still running)?, and also I think Arbec (Produits Forestiers Arbec) Is expanding. So this new tunnel Might be built because of potential Job expansion in the Miramichi region.
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Traffic counts don't warrant it. Route 11 between Shediac & Bouctouche has double the traffic that Route 7 has through Cape Gagetown.
What's the source on traffic counts in NB? I've seen them published online in NS but they seem secret here.
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WTF?

I do have a question That pertains to Miramichi, and Potentially this ne Tunnel as a Bypass. Ho owns the Pulp, and Paper mill(If it's still running)?, and also I think Arbec (Produits Forestiers Arbec) Is expanding. So this new tunnel Might be built because of potential Job expansion in the Miramichi region.
I don't understand what a tunnel has to do with an expanded mill? There are well over 1,000 less jobs in the pulp and paper industry than there were 30 years ago in the Miramichi region. You don't need much for infrastructure to move wood trucks in and out.

I think the overall goal is to preserve the country feel in the community in which they are putting a new highway through. A new highway cutting through the community would certainly have a major impact on the look and feel. If they can build some variation of a tunnel and do it at a similar cost it would be a great move.

There is noway however this is a full tunnel - a full tunnel over that distance would cost well over the 90 million they have budgeted for the whole highway.
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