Interchange coming to Trans-Canada in Newfoundland
By Adam FreillConstruction Roads
The new Galway Interchange set to be built for the Trans-Canada Highway near Paradise and Mt Pearl in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Work will begin soon on a new interchange to allow for more motorists to travel between Galway and the Trans-Canada Highway in Newfoundland and Labrador. 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.
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.
“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,” stated Elvis Loveless, the provincial minister of transportation and infrastructure. “Transportation infrastructure is critical to help growing communities like Galway. Creating easier access to the area will also help economic development.”
The provincial department of transportation and infrastructure anticipates construction to be completed in 2024.
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