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Kouchibouguac National Park – Route 117 Rehabilitation

Supporting safe and sustainable travel

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  • Kent, New Brunswick

    Kent, New Brunswick

Rehabilitating a main stretch of highway for safe passage through beautiful Kouchibouguac

Kouchibouguac, a Mi'kmaq word meaning “river of long tides,” is a national park near Kent, New Brunswick, that covers 238 square-kilometers of barrier islands, sand dunes, lagoons, beaches, and forests. More than 165,000 visitors take in Kouchibouguac’s natural beauty each year, making safe road conditions a priority. Our team was brought on to repair a 24 kilometer stretch of Route 117, the existing park highway, that would support safe traffic and promote travel to Kouchibouguac.

We rehabilitated a section of road that was last paved in the early 1990s—frost heaving, rutting, cracking, and washouts caused severe deterioration of the roadway. The goal was to realign and widen sections of Route 117 while limiting our impact on the existing landscape, sensitive ecosystem, and park users. The rehabilitation involved 2,000 meters of new culverts, 340,000 tons of granular roadway materials, and 50,000 tons of asphalt.

Completed in a single season, the project required frequent collaboration and a round-the-clock construction schedule. Our team brought Route 117 up to current geometric design standards, ensuring a safe passage for year-round use through Kouchibouguac National Park. 

At a Glance

Kouchibouguac National park won #8 of the 2016 Top 10 Roads Projects by Roads & Bridges Magazine
Meet Our Team

Peter Flower, Principal, Sector Leader - Transportation

Healthy economies need sustainable infrastructure. We provide planning and engineering solutions for local communities to thrive.
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Eric Theriault, Principal, Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering

I use my education and years of experience to capitalize on complex projects throughout North America and the Caribbean.
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Peter Flower

Principal, Sector Leader - Transportation

Eric Theriault

Principal, Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering

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