Robert: Areas of divided highways on the TCH expanding in the province
Written by Robert Shawn on May 1, 2023
The Provincial Government has announced a joint investment with the Federal government that will see more sections of divided highway on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) in Newfoundland.
The $306 million project will include a 15 kilometre section between Bishop’s Falls and Grand Falls-Windsor and a section of approximately 40 kilometres of highway heading west, beginning at Whitbourne in the Avalon region. The goal is to help increase traffic capacity and ensure better separation between opposing traffic lanes.
An additional $20 million of funding will be spent on 15 kilometres of passing lane to allow for a continuous passing lane for the first 30 kilometres leaving Port aux Basques.
“These significant infrastructure projects will help strengthen the reliability of year-round connectivity between communities, while also making our roads safer and more resilient in response to a changing climate. Today’s investments will also have a positive impact on our tourism industry, and we look forward to tourists and locals alike enjoying all of this infrastructure for years to come,” said Premier Andrew Furey