Route 1 serves as a major trade corridor between Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States. It is the most direct link to a new border facility in St. Stephen – Calais which is Atlantic Canada’s busiest international land border crossing.

The Route 1 Gateway Project is comprised of two contracts with the Province of New Brunswick, a Design Build (DB) Contract and an Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation (OMR) Contract. Dexter Construction was responsible for the DB and Gateway Operations Limited is responsible for the OMR of the Project.