July 16, 1997
(Works, Services and Transportation)
Ernie McLean, Minister Responsible for Labrador, and Lloyd
Matthews, Minister of Works, Services and Transportation, today
announced that a $8,336,090 contract has been awarded to S. M.
Construction of Stephenville Crossing for upgrading of the Trans
Labrador Highway from Bob's Brook to Cache River, approximately
Mr. McLean said: "During this construction season, $2.5
million will be spent on the project. Work will be carried out
over two seasons and the project is expected to be completed by
"The awarding of this contracts brings to five the number
of contracts awarded to date and fulfills government's commitment
to spend $20 million this year on upgrading the TLH Highway
between Happy Valley- Goose Bay and Labrador West.
"Work on the four previously announced contracts is
progressing on schedule and planning is well underway for Phase
II of the TLH between Red Bay and Cartwright. The Department of
Works, Services and Transportation will shortly register Phase II
of the project under the Environmental Assessment Act.
"I am pleased that these contracts have been awarded in
such a timely fashion and that much work has already been
Contact: Rick Callahan, (709) 729-4860.