Governments partner to improve Trans Labrador Highway
By On-Site MagazineInfrastructure Roads New Building Canada Fund roads Trans Labrador Highway
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway.
The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright junction. Once complete, it will improve the quality of life for local residents, encourage tourism in the region and facilitate the movement of goods across the province.
“The Trans Labrador Highway project is extremely important to Labradorians, and is vital to the economic development of the region. Our commitment to the highway and to the people of Labrador remains steadfast. A paved highway will significantly enhance transportation in the region, and will foster the success of key industry sectors such as mining, oil and gas, construction, retail trade, information and cultural industries, and tourism,” said The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The Government of Canada is contributing $22.2 million through the New Building Canada Fund for this project. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing $23.2 million.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Budget 2017 proposes over $10.1 billion in trade and transportation projects across Canada. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada