Contracts totaling more than $8.1 million have been awarded to J-1 Contracting Limited for road work in various communities in central Newfoundland.

These contracts include work to:

  • Replace culverts on Route 320 and Route 330 in the Templeman, Lumsden, Deadman’s Bay, Carmanville and Ladle Cove areas;
  • Pave six kilometres of Greenspond Road;
  • Replace culverts on Route 340 between Loon Bay and Baytona; and
  • Replace culverts on Route 331, Route 332, and the Trans-Canada Highway at Lake O’Brien and near Gander.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates this work to be completed during this highway construction season. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays at each location while work is ongoing and are encouraged to drive cautiously for the safety of everyone working at these construction sites.

“These culvert replacements are necessary so that our highways can handle heavy rain and spring runoff,” stated Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “By replacing old infrastructure on the Trans-Canada Highway and rural highways, our department is ensuring that residents have safe and reliable roads and that communities can stay connected.”

“The District of Lewisporte-Twillingate is a tourist destination with infrastructure upgrades an important part of keeping our communities connected so visitors can have a pleasant stay when they visit and for residents to safely travel. I am very pleased to see these important upgrades taking place,” added Derek Bennett, MHA for Lewisporte-Twillingate.

Featured image: Courtesy Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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