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Route 15
Route 15 highlighted in red.
Route information
Maintained by New Brunswick Department of Transportation
Length 79.0 km (49.1 mi)
Existed 1920s–present
Major junctions
West end Route 106 / Route 114 in Moncton
  Route 2 (TCH) in Dieppe
Route 11 in Shediac
East end Route 16 (TCH) in Port Elgin
Major cities: Moncton, Dieppe, Shediac, Cap-Pelé
Highway system
Provincial highways in New Brunswick
Former routes
Route 11 Route 16

Route 15 is 79 km long and is in the southeastern corner of the province of New Brunswick. Starting at the north end of the Petitcodiac River Causeway, it loops around the city of Moncton on Wheeler Boulevard, then turns northeast from Dieppe to Shediac. From there, it turns east and bypasses Cap-Pelé crossing the Scoudouc River, then southeast to meet the Trans-Canada Highway at Port Elgin. The highway is a divided freeway from Moncton to just east of Shediac, where it remains a controlled-access highway until east of Cap-Pele.


Route 15 as it passes outside Shediac, New Brunswick at Exit 37. The image shows the wide median that the Province of New Brunswick generally employs on its divided highways. This portion of highway was completed about 1970.

Route 15 only extended from Shediac to Port Elgin until the early 1970s, when the Shediac Four-Lane Highway (the first rural expressway in New Brunswick) was built from Dieppe to Shediac. Its construction was controversial, with critics alleging that it was only built to give Moncton-area politicians better access to their summer cottages in the Shediac area. A two-lane bypass of Shediac itself was built shortly afterward.

The Wheeler Boulevard was developed and constructed through the 1970s and 1980s, and was fully complete by 1989.

A two-lane bypass of Cap-Pele opened to traffic in 1998. Since then it has proven itself to be a very dangerous highway artery in southeastern New Brunswick.

In 2012, a section of this highway between Moncton and Shediac was designated "Veteran's Memorial Highway".

Major intersections

The entire route is in Westmorland County.

Location Kilometre Roads intersected Notes
Moncton   Route 106 (Salisbury Road / Main Street) – Moncton Centre, Salisbury
Route 114 west (Causeway Boulevard) – Riverview, Fundy National Park
Roundabout; eastern terminus of Route 114
  Baig Boulevard At-grade intersection; no access from Baig Boulevard to eastbound Route 15
Western end of freeway
  St. George Boulevard  
  Route 128 (Killam Drive) to Route 2 (TCH) west – Fredericton, Saint John  
  Route 126 (Mountain Road) – Magnetic Hill No access from westbound Route 15 to southbound Route 126
  Mapleton Road to Route 126 south (Mountain Road) No access to westbound Route 15
  Morton Avenue / Connaught Avenue – Université de Moncton  
  Université Avenue – Université de Moncton  
Eastern end of freeway
  Route 134 (Lewisville Road / Botsford Street)  
  Route 106 (Main Street) to Route 134 – Dieppe Roundabout
Western end of freeway
  Paul Street  
  Harrisville Boulevard / Dieppe Boulevard to Route 134 – Greater Moncton International Airport, Dieppe  
  Greater Moncton International Airport Eastbound exit / entrance only
    Route 2 (TCH) – Sackville, Nova Scotia, Saint John, Fredericton  
Scoudouc   Industrial Drive  
Shediac   Route 11 north – Shediac, Kouchibouguac National Park, Miramichi Eastbound exit, westbound entrance; southern terminus of Route 11; Route 11 exit 0
  Route 132 to Route 11 north / Route 133 – Scoudouc, Shediac, Kouchibouguac National Park, Miramichi Signed as exits 31A (south) and 31B (north); eastbound access to Route 11
  Route 140 north / Line Road – Shediac, Parlee Beach Southern terminus of Route 140
Grand-Barachois   Route 933 to Route 133 – Haute Aboujagane, Grand-Barachois  
Robichaud   To Route 133 – Cormier Village, Grand-Barachois  
Cap-Pelé   Route 950 to Route 133 / Route 945 – Cap-Pelé, St-André-LeBlanc  
Eastern end of freeway
  Route 133 west (Acadie Road) Eastern terminus of Route 133
Shemogue   Route 940 south – Sackville Northern terminus of Route 940
  Route 950 west – Petit-Cap Eastern terminus of Route 950
Mates Corner   Route 955 east – Murray Corner Western terminus of Route 955
Port Elgin   Route 16 (TCH) – Sackville, Amherst, Prince Edward Island
Route 970 south (Shemogue Road) – Port Elgin, Baie Verte
Roundabout; Route 16 exit 25
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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