Concerns raised about adding extra lanes to busy New Brunswick highway

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Some concerns are being raised about a plan to expand a busy highway in New Brunswick.
The Transportation Department unveiled plans this summer to transform a four-lane stretch between Rothesay and Saint John into the province's first six-lane highway.
The province says the addition to the Mackay highway will make the stretch safer and more efficient for drivers.
But David Coon of the New Brunswick Conservation Council says he believes federal and provincial dollars planned for the project would be better spent on upgrading transit systems.
The stretch of highway is used daily by thousands of people who work in Saint John, but live outside the city.
Saint John Coun. Bill Farren says he believes there will be more drivers on the highway once the extra lanes are added, and he's not convinced the changes will reduce the congestion.

Organizations: Transportation Department, New Brunswick Conservation Council

Geographic location: New Brunswick, SAINT JOHN, Rothesay

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