The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that two contracts have been awarded to complete roadwork on highways on the southern Avalon Peninsula.

A contract valued at $4.3 million has been awarded to Farrell’s Excavating Limited to upgrade and repave approximately 10 kilometres of Southern Shore Highway (Route 10), between Cappahayden and Portugal Cove South.

A contract valued at approximately $4.1 million has also been awarded to Municipal Construction Limited to upgrade and repave approximately 10 kilometres of Salmonier Line (Route 90) between the Trans-Canada Highway and Salmonier Nature Park.

“Replacing culverts and upgrading roads are important for maintaining safe and reliable infrastructure in our province,” Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Work for both contracts includes replacing culverts, paving, ditching, and installing guide rails. Both projects are anticipated to be completed during this construction season.

Other work planned on the southern Avalon Peninsula this constriction season includes repairing and replacing bridges on Salmonier Line, Old Placentia Bay Highway, Mount Carmel Road, and Argentia Access Road, and paving sections of Salmonier Line.

“Good road infrastructure is crucial to growth, economic development and brings important social benefits. An investment in the Salmonier Line will enhance safety on one of the most travelled roads in the district,” said Sherry Gambin-Walsh, MHA for Placentia-St. Mary’s.

Featured image: (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

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