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Plenty of road construction underway across N.L. with more to start soon

It's summer and that means road construction across Newfoundland and Labrador.
It's summer and that means road construction across Newfoundland and Labrador.

The provincial government provided a list of road project presently or completed across Newfoundland and Labrador as well as those scheduled to begin soon Friday morning.

Some $77 million was allocated in this year’s budget for the 2017 provincial roads program.

That includes funding for a $2.5-million pilot project to test the effectiveness, safety and value of road construction at night and a $3.7-million project to study the asphalt specification best suited for the province’s climate and environment, both of which will start in August.

Transportation and Works Minister Al Hawkins offered a reminder to motorists to be patient, drive safe, slow down and be prepared to stop when travelling through construction zones. 

Projects presently underway or completed include:

  • Replacing of Clam Brook Bridge on Route 210, Burin Peninsula.
  • Upgrading and repaving sections of Route 210, Burin Peninsula Highway
  • Replacing of LaManche River Bridge, Route 10
  • Pulverizing and paving sections of Route 100-17 and Route 100, Cape Shore Highway
  • Repairing Southeast Brook Bridge, Route 100-10
  • Repairing Old Bay Bulls Overpass, Route 2
  • Repairing Southwest Brook Bridge and Pete Strides Bridge, Route 480
  • Replacing culverts and repaving 10 kilometres of Route 490, Stephenville Access Road
  • Resurfacing sections of Route 230 near Clarenville Airstrip
  • Paving Trans Labrador Highway between Red Bay and Lodge Bay
  • Replacing culverts and ditching on White Bay South Highway, Route 420
  • Upgrading roads and ditching on North Shore Highway, Route 440, and South Shore Highway, Route 450
  • Repairing Peter Stride’s Bridge and Southwest Brook Bridge, Burgeo Highway, Route 480
  • Replacing culverts on Baie Verte Highway, Route 410
  • Repaving bridge decks of Victoria Bridge and Salmon Cove Bridge, Conception Bay North Highway, Route 70

Projects beginning in the coming days and weeks include: 

  • Repaving sections of Route 2, Pitt’s Memorial Drive, and Topsail Road Overpass of Outer Ring Road
  • Repaving sections of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) between St. John’s and Whitbourne
  • Repaving sections of Route 75, Veteran’s Memorial Highway
  • Repaving sections of Route 3, Robert E. Howlett Memorial Drive
  • Repaving sections of the TCH between Sir Robert Bond Bridge and Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Upgrading and repaving of various sections of Route 230, Bonavista Peninsula Highway
  • Mill and fill various sections along 75 kilometres of the TCH between Whitbourne and Goobies.
  • Constructing of a six-lane overpass on Team Gushue Highway over Topsail Road.
  • Repaving of Route 460, Whites Road
  • Asphalt levelling and paving various sections of Route 430, Northern Peninsula
  • Asphalt levelling various sections of Route 510, Labrador

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