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Contract Awarded for Improvements on North West River Highway in Labrador

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202351 Views

April 20, 2023

Work will begin this construction season on further improvements to North West River Highway (Route 520) near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador.

A contract valued at approximately $7.6 million has been awarded to JCL Investments Inc. to rehabilitate and pave sections of more than eight kilometres of the road between Dump Road Access and Gosling Lake. The contract also includes culvert replacements, brush clearing, clearing of ditches, installation of guiderails, work to raise the subgrade for two kilometres, and paving sections leading to the Munik Pone Memorial Bridge (Pinus River) on Route 500.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates this work being completed during this construction season.

These improvements are in addition to work completed in 2022 on approximately three kilometres of paving and shoulder repairs on North West River Highway between its intersection with Edmonton Street and North West River.

This year’s contract is part of a $225 million investment in highway construction in 2023-24 and close to $1.4 billion over the next five construction seasons, as announced in Budget 2023.

Information on tenders issued and awarded by the department and other public bodies is available by visiting www.merx.com/govnl. Information on active highway construction projects and repairs is also available by visiting nl511.ca and on the NL 511 mobile app.

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“Last year was a great year for transportation improvements in Labrador, as it marked the completion of paving on the Trans-Labrador Highway and the beginning of improvements on North West River Highway. We are happy to continue making important investments in Labrador’s transportation infrastructure. This year’s work on North West River Highway will help improve safety and help the communities that depend on it stay connected.”
Honourable Elvis Loveless
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“I am pleased that our government is following through on a commitment to make improvements to the highway connection between Sheshatshiu, North West River and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Building on the work started in 2022, this work, along with improvements that will be done on the approaches to the Munik Pone Memorial Bridge on Route 500, enhances safety for area residents and travelers.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Labrador Affairs
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation

“The $7.6 million in upgrades to North West River Highway are welcomed improvements. This year’s investment demonstrates the ongoing commitment to enhance Labrador’s highway network to ensure safe and efficient transportation of residents, goods and services between communities.”
Perry Trimper
MHA for Lake Melville

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