Newfoundland embarks on repairs to Trans-Canada
The governments of Canada and Newfoundland, Labrador will be together spending $48 million on improving the Trans-C...
The governments of Canada and Newfoundland, Labrador will be together spending $48 million on improving the Trans-Canada highway across the province.
However, consulting engineering firms won’t see any benefits. The provincial Ministry of Transportation and Works says they will be doing the design engineering in-house. The province will spend an additional $5.6 million on top of the $48 million for project design and contract administration.
The project will see sections of the highway and many bridges rebuilt or repaired. In the late 1970s and 1980s, many sections of the highway were upgraded, but since then they they have deteriorated.
The Trans-Canada, or Route 1, is Newfoundland’s primary highway, connecting Port Aux Basques in the west to St. John’s in the east and Argentia in the south. Port Aux Basques is the island’s main year-round port and disembarkation point for passengers and goods.