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Tender Awarded to Pavex Limited for $37.2 Million Road Work Project in Labrador

Transportation and Works
June 11, 2014

Supporting Communities Through Infrastructure Investments

Pavex Limited has been awarded a contract to complete $37.2 million in improvements to key transportation infrastructure in Labrador.

“Completion of this $37.2 million in road work supports our government’s commitment to advancing transportation infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador in a timely and cost-effective manner. Combining such large projects in one contract creates the opportunity for operational efficiencies and a better overall price. This has proven to be an effective approach that benefits the people of the province.”
– The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works

Scheduled for completion in 2014, this contract includes paving of 60 kilometres between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Churchill Falls, asphalt repairs on Hamilton River Road and widening and paving of three kilometres at the Trans Labrador Highway/Happy Valley-Goose Bay intersection. The contract also includes paving of 80 kilometres between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Cartwright Junction, which will be completed in 2015.

“Completing the final portion of the Trans Labrador Highway between Labrador West and Happy Valley-Goose Bay will make a vital link safer and continuing to pave towards Cartwright Junction will positively impact the region. This significant investment will connect communities and create new opportunities for residents and businesses. These improvements are tremendously important and will benefit the region and the province over the long term.”
– Keith Russell, MHA for Lake Melville

Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook provides $76.3 million for the Trans Labrador Highway.


Pavex Limited has been awarded a contract to complete a $37.2 million road work project in Labrador.

The paving of 80 kilometres from Happy Valley-Goose Bay towards Cartwright Junction will be completed in 2015. Other elements of the contract will be completed in 2014.

To date, more than $500 million has been invested in the Trans Labrador Highway and has resulted in 463 kilometres of paved highway that connects communities and creates new opportunities.

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Media contacts:

Scott Barfoot
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 690-6290

Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office


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