Acadia of the Lands and Forest

Edmundston City Council considers street name changes

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Following a recommendation from the Place Names Committee, the Edmundston City Council is considering changing the names of a few streets to eliminate geographic ambiguities. The Council also confirmed the spelling of certain street names and approved new names for green spaces, including:

  • The park near the arena: Du Berceau Park
  • The Riviera Sector Park: Ronald-Leblond Park
  • The park on Olivier-Boucher Road: Boucher-Office Park
  • The park on Paul-Grondin Avenue: Saint-Jacques Park – The park near the old Iroquois school: De la Raquoise Park – The green space between 547 and 555 Canada Road: Bellefleur Stopover
  • The space at the corner of Saint-François Street and Côte de la Montagne: Albert-Family Stopover

Commemorative plaque unveiling ceremonies will take place during the summer.

Spelling Corrections

With regard to the spelling of certain street names, corrections or clarifications were confirmed for Acadie Boulevard, Lilianne Avenue, De La Montagne Hill, Du Pouvoir Road and Gabourie Road. Different spellings for these street names existed in documents and street signs, which explains council’s resolution to confirm the spelling.

Name changes for problematic street sections

Finally, following a recommendation from the Place Names Committee, the Council proceeded with a first and second readings of a by-law to amend and correct problems of ambiguity regarding the names of certain street sections.

This is the case for the section of Acadie Boulevard, from the intersection with Mont-Farlagne Road to the southeastern limits of the Saint-Jacques sector, which would become an extension of Isidore-Boucher Boulevard. Old Route 2, also in the Saint-Jacques sector and also known as Route 2 or Route 144, from the intersection with De La République Park to the northern municipal limits, would become Vieille-Route-2 Street.

In the Saint-Basile sector, a section of Route 144, from the intersection with Du Large Road to the intersection with Maillet Street, would become an extension of Principale Street, while a section of Route 144, from the intersection with Du Large Road to the southeastern municipal limits, would become Sr-Henriette-Raymond Street.

The adoption of the by-law is expected to take place in February and come into force on June 1, 2020. One business and about 15 residences will have a full year to change their addresses at no charge. As was the case in 2018, property owners will receive complete kits to accompany them through the process.

“City Council has taken note of the problems and ambiguities caused by the confusing names of these street sections. This approach is intended to solve old problems,” said Mayor Cyrille Simard. “Property owners who will have to change addresses can be assured of our utmost cooperation and will not incur any costs. »

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