Trans-Canada Highway Realignment
The Trans-Canada Highway Realignment will:
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Across the country, provinces and municipalities are facing an aging road and highway network. Prince Edward Island is no exception. Over the past 10 years more than $100 million was invested to improve Route 2. Now that this work is complete, the focus is on improving the Trans-Canada highway, beginning in Churchill. The Trans-Canada is the province’s busiest route and most important highway, yet it does not meet today’s standards.
The road was designed in the 1950s. The transportation needs of the province are much different now – the reliance on trucks to transport goods has greatly increased and more and more vehicles drive this stretch of highway each day. This trend will continue.
The Trans-Canada highway realignment in Churchill is the first major improvement to the Trans-Canada. The existing 6.1 kilometre section will be replaced with a 5.8 kilometre road.
Department engineers and internationally recognized consultants have identified a number of problems with the stretch of highway between New Haven and Bonshaw. The project will make this stretch of road much safer while protecting the land in the Bonshaw hills for future generations, and creating jobs for Islanders.