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October 3, 2022
The Protected Road Zoning Plan for Phase III of the Trans-Labrador Highway (Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright Junction) is now in legal effect. Protected Road Zoning Plans are developed under the authority of the Urban and Rural Planning Act and the Protected Road Zoning Regulations to ensure control of development along provincial highways. Protected Road Zoning Plans are now in place on the Trans-Labrador Highway from Labrador City to Red Bay.
Most major and secondary highways within the province are designated as protected roads. Any proposed development adjacent to those highways must conform to zoning and regulations established for that area.
Public consultations were conducted on the development of the plan as well as consultations with Indigenous Governments and Organizations and municipalities in the development planning area. The final stage of consultation was held in June 2022 with a public hearing by an independent commissioner to consider objections and representation on the plan.
Registered documents and maps related to the Trans-Labrador Highway Phase III Protected Road Zoning Plan can be found here.
“This is the third phase of the Protected Road Zoning Plans for the Trans-Labrador Highway, and will be used to manage land use within the protected road building control line of the highway. This will help ensure public safety, traffic efficiency, and provide for consistent development across the full extent of the Trans-Labrador Highway.”
Honourable Krista Lynn Howell
Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs
“The Protected Road Zoning Plans for the Trans-Labrador Highway will help guide potential development opportunities arising from the completion of the highway and the growing tourism industry of the region for the benefit of highway users.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
Municipal and Provincial Affairs
Labrador Affairs Secretariat
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