Transportation and Works
May 9, 2017

Contract Awarded for Next Phase of Team Gushue Highway

A tender valued at over $15.2 million has been awarded to Municipal Construction Ltd. for the completion of the next phase of the Team Gushue Highway.

Budget 2017 allocates $21.2 million to advance the Team Gushue Highway extension, as part of the Provincial Government’s Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments which commits nearly $3 billion over five years in new and existing schools, hospitals, highways and municipal infrastructure.

The next phase of the project, which will extend the highway from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road, includes crushing activities, paving, construction of a concrete median, street lighting, overhead sign bridge structures, and the Topsail Square underpass.

The Team Gushue Highway project is cost-shared with the Federal Government under the Building Canada Fund. Approximately $38.2 million has already been invested in the project.

Quotes
“This is an important next step for the completion of the Team Gushue Highway, which will increase traffic flow between St. John’s and Mount Pearl and improve the transportation network for residents and businesses throughout the region. It is also an important investment in our $3 billion infrastructure plan which will generate 4,900 person years of employment over the next five years.” Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Transportation and Works

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Learn more
The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments www.tw.gov.nl.ca/works/Infrastructureplan.pdf

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Media contact
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 725-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca

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