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August 19, 2022
Work will soon begin on improvements to North West River Highway (Route 520), north of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and three bridges in Labrador.
A contract valued at approximately $1.6 million has been awarded to JCL Investments Inc. for paving and shoulder repairs on three kilometres of North West River Highway between its intersection with Edmonton Street and North West River.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates this work being completed this construction season.
Additional work is being planned for future construction seasons.
A $3.5 million contract has also been awarded to JCL Investments for the rehabilitation of St. Charles River Bridge (Route 510) near Lodge Bay, Pinware River Bridge (Route 510), and Goose River Bridge (Route 520).
The scope of bridge work includes:
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
“Investing in transportation infrastructure ensures our highways stay safe and stay connected. This work in these contracts will improve these bridges and lead to a safer North West River Highway. Our government looks forward to more work being completed in this area in the future as part of our commitment to Labrador.”
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
“Awarding tenders to begin the work on making improvements to Route 520 and undertaking repairs on three bridges are positive developments. Improving critical infrastructure upholds government’s commitment to continue making improvements to Labrador’s transportation network. Thank you to all who advocated strongly for this much-needed work.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs
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