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Gravel section of Trans Labrador Highway being paved at cost of $28 million


June 22, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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A section of the Trans-Labrador Highway through the northern wilderness. Images courtesy of Newfoundland Department of Transportation

The last 80 kilometres of gravel roadway that is part of the Trans Labrador Highway is being paved at a cost of nearly $28 million.

Newfoundland and Labrador announced the construction project as part of a $50 million investment, in partnership with the federal government, in 26 public infrastructure projects across the province. The province is kicking in $14 million and Ottawa is matching that funding.

The hard surfacing will be completed on Route 510 80 kilometres east of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

“Through federal-provincial co-operation, communities and residents in Labrador are benefitting from investments in infrastructure projects. We look forward to the paving work that will complete the section of highway between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and the Cartwright junction,” said Lisa Dempster, provincial Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs.

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The paving work, which is already underway, will continue this summer and is two construction seasons away from completion, the province said.

Other road projects

The province also announced additional road infrastructure projects including:

Location

Fund

Project Name

Project Details

Federal
Funding

Provincial
Funding

Municipal
Funding

Bishop’s Falls

RNIS, GTF

Main Street Road Upgrade

Replacement of asphalt, curbs and gutters to provide reliability and safety for residents.

$151,732

$126,399

$140,065

Clarke’s Beach; Corner Brook; French-man’s Cove; Greens-pond

RNIS

Various 2020 Rural Road Rehabilitations

Rehabilitating and repaving existing provincial-owned rural roads and replacement of drainage culverts to improve the quality of the road network and increase access for motorists.

$4,370,000

$4,370,000

$0

Conception Bay South

RNIS

Street Upgrading and Paving – Anchorage Road

Paving 2 kilometres of Anchorage Road

to improve traffic flow and public safety.

$302,339

$302,248

$395,413

Hampden

GIS

Armourstone Protect for Existing Bayside Outfall

Constructing erosion protection for roads and sewers to avoid washouts and damage, ensuring a safe and clean environment.

$106,744

$133,429

$54,102

Hant’s Harbour; New Perlican

RNIS

Rural Road Rehabilitation on Routes 70 and 80

Rehabilitation of rural road infrastructure  to improve travel and transportation for surrounding communities.

$3,500,000

$3,500,000

$0

Labrador

NRP

Trans Labrador Highway – Route 510: Hard Surfacing of Phase III – 80 km east of Happy Valley-Goose Bay towards 160 km east of Happy Valley-Goose Bay (80 km section)

Paving of the remaining 80 km gravel section of the highway will create safer roads for transportation and travel.

$13,999,700

$13,999,700

$0

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

RNIS

Cadigan’s Road and O’Brien Place Stream Crossing Upgrades

Replacement of two  larger capacity culverts to provide sustainable and safe road infrastructure for the community.

$256,081

$256,004

$334,915

Torbay

RNIS

New Sidewalks on Torbay Road from Mahon’s Road to Juniper Ridge

Paving and construction of curb and gutter, drainage infrastructure and sidewalks along two sections of Torbay Road to improve pedestrian safety.

$695,379

$695,170

$909,450


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1 Comment » for Gravel section of Trans Labrador Highway being paved at cost of $28 million
  1. Robert Peters says:

    Hi,
    After the mad times of pandemia we are planning to drive through Quebec to Labrador and Newfoundland.
    Can you please tell me whether the roads are all tarmaced by September 2022, or do we have to hire some special SUV?
    Thank you Robert Peters

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