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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

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.


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:



Project Name

Project Details




Bishop’s Falls


Main Street Road Upgrade

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




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


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.




Conception Bay South


Street Upgrading and Paving – Anchorage Road

Paving 2 kilometres of Anchorage Road

to improve traffic flow and public safety.






Armourstone Protect for Existing Bayside Outfall

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




Hant’s Harbour; New Perlican


Rural Road Rehabilitation on Routes 70 and 80

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






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.




Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove


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.






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.




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