The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Transportation and Works has released the list of provincial road projects planned for 2020-21 to allow contractors to be prepared to start work when the road construction season begins.
“The construction industry contributes significantly to the provincial economy,” said Premier Dwight Ball. “This year, more than ever, our investments in improving highways and bridges, along with our investments in construction of new schools and health facilities, will lead to work for local businesses. We are building critical infrastructure while ensuring that proper health protocols are followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
All contractors will be required to follow the guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Work will only proceed where contractors are able to demonstrate they are able to provide safe working environments for crews.
Tenders for 11 projects have already been issued and 10 more tenders are planned to be issued in the coming days.
“Our annual roads plan is making highways and bridges safer and keeping our transportation network connected in the face of global warming,” said Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works. “By continuing to issue and award tenders, contractors can plan their expenditures and reassure their labour pool about their plans for the upcoming road construction season.”
Projects added to the roads plan are ranked on factors such as safety, traffic volumes, and input from the department’s engineers, and users of provincial roads and highways.
Link to road projects for 2020-21 road construction season: