The last major upgrade to the Trans-Canada Highway in the area of Lewisporte Junction and Bay d’Espoir Junction was in 1994.
The scope of work for rehabilitation of the TCH between Route 340 at Lewisporte Junction and Route 360 at Bay d’Espoir Junction includes:
· Repairing rutted areas with asphalt milling and repaving;
· Resurfacing asphalt; and
· Replacement or rehabilitation of crossing drainage structure, primarily small culverts.
“This is a busy stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway with traffic volumes between 4,000 and 6,000 vehicles per day, and it is a link for the central region of our province to the larger communities of Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander,” said Transportation and Works Minister Al Hawkins. “Development of our transportation network through projects such as this supports rural communities and economic development within the province.”
Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame MP Scott Simms said on behalf of Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi.
“The rehabilitation of this key section of the Trans-Canada Highway will help connect local communities and encourage economic development while making driving safer and more comfortable for residents and travellers,”