Transportation and Works
May 12, 2017

Maintenance Crews Making Annual Road Repairs Throughout Province

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, crews from maintenance depots across the province are now refocusing on summer road maintenance issues.  Repair work has been taking place on numerous routes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Crews are addressing potholes, caused by recurring freezing and thawing throughout the winter and spring, as quickly as possible.

Other work taking place includes gravel road grading, shoulder repair, catch basin cleaning, guide rail and post maintenance, culvert repair and bridge inspections.  Garbage removal from the side of roads is done as frequently as possible as part of the summer maintenance program.

The department appreciates the patience of motorists as crews daily monitor close to 10,000 kilometres of highways and community access roads and more than 1,300 bridges and large culverts. For the safety of all travellers and maintenance crews, motorists are reminded to follow safe driving practices.

Motorists can also report driving conditions to the department’s regional dispatch offices 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at the following contact information:

  • Avalon Region: 729-7669
  • Eastern Region: 466-4160
  • Central Region: 292-4444
  • Western Region: 635-4144
  • Labrador Region: 896-7888
  • Terra Nova, c/o Parks Canada: 533-2801

Quotes
“Safety on our roads and highways is a priority for the Department of Transportation and Works. As warmer temperatures at this time of year allow our maintenance crews to inspect and repair more roads, highways, bridges and culverts, I encourage all motorists to slow down, obey signs and drive with caution for their safety and the safety of our employees.”
The Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Transportation and Works

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Learn more
Updates on highway driving conditions, maintenance, and live highway cameras – www.roads.gov.nl.ca

Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan - http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/TenderingandContracts/PDF/5yearplan.pdf PDF Icon

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Media contact

Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 725-9201
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2017 05 12                                                    4:30 p.m.