Repairs and upgrades are coming to highways and roads across Newfoundland and Labrador, as 31 projects have been approved for funding representing a combined investment of over $32 million from the federal and provincial governments, and 27 municipalities.

“Newfoundland and Labrador’s harsh weather is hard on our infrastructure. Your federal government is working with the province and municipalities to upgrade our roads and build to be prepared for future climate change impacts. From driving our kids to school, to our daily commutes, to getting our goods to market, these upgrades will ensure smooth and safe travel in these locations throughout the province,” said Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Improvements to road infrastructure are underway across the province, spanning from Trepassey to Wabush. These 31 projects include intersection re-designs, sidewalk installations, roadside retaining wall replacements, culvert and bridge replacements, and over 20 road re-paving projects.

In Corner Brook, where today’s announcement took place, the aging retaining wall on Curling Street will be replaced to prevent damage to the road. The city’s Deep Gulch Brook Culvert will also be replaced and include a new sidewalk and traffic island.

“With such a vast road network in our province and numerous municipal infrastructure requirements, I am very pleased with this combined funding to help address improvements in 27 municipalities. These projects align with our continued efforts to modernize road infrastructure and connect communities across Newfoundland and Labrador,” said John G. Abbott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

The federal government is investing over $12 million through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure stream and $165,044 through the Green Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing over $12 million, and 27 municipalities across Newfoundland and Labrador are contributing to their respective projects for a combined total of over $7.5 million.

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Featured image: (NL Department of Transportation and Infrastructure)

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