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Tender Issued for Improvements to Route 520 in Labrador

Press Release

July 15, 2022

A road construction tender has been issued for improvements to North West River Highway (Route 520), north of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The work includes approximately three kilometres of paving and shoulder repairs on the highway between its intersection with Edmonton Street and North West River.

The department anticipates awarding the contract this summer and work beginning this construction season.

Additional work is being planned for future construction seasons.

The tender is the latest investment in highway transportation for Labrador.

On July 5, paving on the Trans-Labrador Highway was completed, allowing residents, tourists, and commercial traffic to travel on more than 1,100 kilometres of paved highway between the Labrador Straits and Labrador West. The completion marked an investment of nearly $1 billion in upgrades since 1997, including more than $230 million since 2016.

Information on tenders issued and awarded by the department and other public bodies is available by visiting

Information on active highway construction projects and repairs is also available by visiting and on the NL 511 mobile app.


“We remain committed to improving highways throughout the province and with paving on the Trans-Labrador Highway completed, we’re excited to move forward with paving on North West River Highway. This will lead to a safer and more comfortable drive for people in the region.”
Honourable Elvis Loveless
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“I am pleased that tenders have been called to begin improvements on Route 520 from Happy Valley-Goose Bay towards the communities of North West River and Sheshatshiu. This much-needed work will start the process of making this road safer for residents, businesses and other users who travel between these communities on a regular basis. Starting work to resurface the highway builds on government’s commitment to improve Labrador’s transportation network.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs


Learn more
Trans-Labrador Highway Paving Completed Marking Historic Day in the Big Land

Provincial Roads Plan Outlines Highway Construction Projects for Two Construction Seasons

Media contacts
Kathryn Summers
Transportation and Infrastructure
709-729-1758, 699-6147
[email protected]

Allan Bock
Labrador Affairs Secretariat
Office of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
709-896-7935, 899-6446
[email protected]


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