The government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that work will begin soon on a new interchange to allow for more motorists to travel between Galway and the Trans-Canada Highway.
A $10.3 million contract has been awarded to Farrell’s Excavating Ltd. to construct an underpass below the Trans-Canada Highway at Exit 41 as well as ramps and a roundabout on the western side of the highway that will connect to Danny Drive via the underpass.
“Constructing a new interchange to Galway on the Trans-Canada Highway will help ease traffic congestion on Pitts Memorial Drive, which is one of the busiest highways in the province. Transportation infrastructure is critical to help growing communities like Galway. Creating easier access to the area will also help economic development.” said Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The contract also includes the construction of a temporary four-lane diversion on the Trans-Canada Highway to allow motorists to travel around the construction site at a reduced speed.
The new infrastructure will allow motorists to depart and enter Galway via the highway’s westbound lanes. The new interchange will also ease traffic congestion on Pitts Memorial Drive and nearby roads.
Updates on construction progress and lane reductions will be provided as work progresses. The department anticipates construction being completed in 2024.
Featured image: (NL Department of Transportation and Infrastructure)