A contract valued at $7.8 million has been awarded to Coady Construction & Excavating Ltd. to replace Rushy Pond Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately six kilometres west of Grand Falls-Windsor.

The contract includes work to construct a new concrete bridge and a temporary bypass around the construction site, install guiderails, pave the highway leading to the new structure, and remove the existing bridge.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates construction starting this construction season and being completed in 2023.

“New bridges help ensure our most vital highway for the transportation of goods across the island remains intact. We look forward to more bridge work being completed as part of our multi-year roads plan this year and beyond,” said Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The bridge is one of two bridges near Grand Falls-Windsor to be replaced beginning this year. A $2.4 million contract was awarded in January to JCL Investments Inc. to replace Aspen Brook Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 20 kilometres west of Grand Falls-Windsor.

In 2021, the department rehabilitated 27 bridges and completed work on two bridge replacements. In addition, work to replace five others continues this year.

Featured image: A $7.8 million contract has been awarded to Coady Construction & Excavating Ltd. to replace Rushy Pond Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately six kilometres west of Grand Falls-Windsor. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates the work being completed in 2023. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

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