A contract valued at $9.2 million has been awarded to Trident Construction Ltd. to replace the Shoal Harbour River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway near Clarenville.
The work includes the construction of a new steel box girder bridge, grading and paving, installation of a new guiderail, and installation of topsoil and hydroseed. The contract also includes the removal of the Shoal Harbour Bridge and Shoal Harbour CNR Overpass.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates work to be completed in 2023.
“Replacing bridges like the Shoal Harbour River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway is crucial to ensuring that people and businesses in our provinces can stay connected and have safe and reliable road infrastructure. We encourage motorists to drive cautiously while this work is ongoing, ” said Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
A contract valued at $1.67 million to J-1 Contracting Limited to realign the highway to the new bridge location and install a new underpass culvert for the T’Railway has been completed.
The bridge is one of six being replaced this year in addition to 27 bridges being rehabilitated. A tender for the replacement of Aspen Brook Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway in central Newfoundland was also issued last week.
Featured image: (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)