The $65.8-million investment will see the highway paved in two contracts completed over two years. One project will see the Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Churchill Falls section paved, while the second project will pave the section of highway from Wabush Junction to Churchill Falls, according to a government news release.
Nick McGrath, minister responsible for Labrador Affairs, said the announcement is welcome news for people travelling in Labrador. “Our Northern Strategic Plan continues to improve the health and well-being of all Labradorians through expanding infrastructure, improving the delivery of programs and services, and encouraging economic prosperity,” he said.
Phase I of the Trans Labrador Highway project is expected to cost $252 million once completed.