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Road Safety Review

  • 2021-01-12

MEDIA RELEASE

Oromocto First Nation announces uniquely supported Road Safety Review Study

12 January 2021

The Oromocto First Nation Chief and Council are pleased to announce a uniquely supported Road Safety Review Study.  The study will be conducted by Dillon Consultants Engineering and the scope of the study will include review of the safety for all users of the following intersections:

  • Highway 102, Waasis Road and Hiawatha Avenue;
  • Highway 102 and Ganong Street;
  • Highway 102 and MacDonald Avenue.

This study will compile information and data on physical and operation conditions, traffic and pedestrian flow, and intersection configuration within the study area.

The study is fully endorsed and supported by our partners:

  1. Town of Oromocto
  2. Department of National Defence – Base Gagetown
  3. Indigenous Services Canada
  4. Province of New Brunswick
  5. Oromocto First Nation

Quote from Oromocto First Nation Chief Shelley Sabattis –

“This safety study is very important to the Oromocto First Nation’s members, the citizens of New Brunswick and the soldiers who travel through this study area on a daily basis.” I would like to personally thank Mayor Powell, Minister Green, Colonel Parsons and Federal ISC Minister Marc Miller for their partnership and making this safety study possible.”

Quote from Oromocto Mayor Bob Powell –

“The Town is pleased to be a financial and participating partner in this road safety review.  I believe by working together with our stakeholders we will collectively be able to find a solution that improves the safety for the residents in that area and for the community.”  

Quote from New Brunswick Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green –

“We are pleased with the opportunity to collaborate with our partners to evaluate how to enhance safety for all travellers at this intersection. Working together on this project broadens everyone’s understanding of all the essential considerations and will allow us to find the best results.”

Quote from Commander 5th Canadian Division Support Group Colonel Dwayne Parsons –

“Community safety is everyone's responsibility and the Oromocto First Nation road safety review is an example of how multiple partners can come together for common good.”

Quote from Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, Marc Miller –

“Safer roads benefit everyone. The Oromocto First Nation Intersection Safety Committee is a great example of leadership and partnership between multiple governments working together collaboratively to better address a priority safety concern affecting community members and nearby residents.”

 Contacts:

Allan Sabattis-Atwin

Band Manager

Oromocto First Nation

allan.sabattis-atwin@ofnb.com 

506-476-9978

Jason Buchanan

Councillor

Oromocto First Nation

jason.buchanan@ofnb.com

506-292-1899

December 16 2021

Regular Session of Council

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