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Trans Labrador Highway ready for Phase II


August 29, 2013
By Rock to Road

August 29, 2013, St. John’s, N.L. – The
Department of Transportation and Works has awarded two contracts totalling more
than $38 million as work gets underway to prepare for paving of Phases II and
III of the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH).

August 29, 2013, St. John’s, N.L. – The
Department of Transportation and Works has awarded two contracts totalling more
than $38 million as work gets underway to prepare for paving of Phases II and
III of the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH).
 
“Construction crews are busy along all three phases of the TLH, as we continue
to deliver on our promise to the people of Labrador,” said the Honourable Paul
Davis, Minister of Transportation and Works. “With the last full season of
paving on Phase I in progress, we are very excited to be investing $38 million
to see significant progress being made on Phases II and III.”
 
Two project contracts were recently awarded to Mike Kelly & Sons Ltd. and
include widening and upgrading of 80 kilometres on Route 510 from Red Bay to
Lodge Bay with a contract value of $22.5 million; and widening and upgrading of
80 kilometres on Route 510 from Happy Valley-Goose Bay towards Cartwright with
a contract value of $15.7 million.
 
“This highway is one of the largest infrastructure projects in our province’s
history,” said the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister Responsible for Labrador
Affairs. “Spanning close to 1,200 kilometres and navigating some of the most
remote land in our country, the TLH represents immense investment and
provincial pride.”
 
Paving crews continue to make significant progress on Route 500 of the TLH,
from Labrador West to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, with the paving of the full 530
kilometres of Phase I on schedule for completion in the summer of 2014.
 
“The TLH is a vital link for us in Labrador and as paving continues, we see an
enhanced transportation system providing significant benefit to all those who
have access to it,” said Keith Russell, MHA for Lake Melville. “I am proud to
be a part of a government that is responsive to the needs of Labrador
residents.”
 
In January 2013, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador
announced a joint investment of over $85 million to begin widening and paving
Phases II and III of the Trans Labrador Highway. Budget 2013 includes an
infrastructure investment of over $866 million to encourage economic growth,
job creation and stronger communities.

 

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