The Williams Government continues its aggressive work
schedule on the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) this year by issuing a
tender to upgrade a section of Phase I of the highway.
Fifty kilometres of Route 500 from Labrador West
towards Churchill Falls will be upgraded as part of the tender.
"As each piece of work on the Trans Labrador Highway
unfolds we move closer to fulfilling a promise to the people of
Labrador," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation
and Works. "This year will see significant upgrades to Phase I and we
are committed to making the Phase III connection in late fall, thus
completing the TLH."
Approximately $85 million will be invested in Phase I
and Phase III of the TLH this year, with a portion of the work
cost-shared with the Federal Government under the Building Canada Fund.
"We are in the third year of our five year Northern
Strategic Plan for Labrador," said the Honourable John Hickey,
Minister of Labrador Affairs. "That plan is a clear pledge from the
Williams Government to provide a better future for Labradorians and an
upgraded transportation network is a key piece of that commitment."
"I am proud that our government�s commitment to the
people of Labrador remains strong," said Jim Baker, Labrador West MHA.
"It is fantastic to see the work on the Trans Labrador Highway steadily
progressing, as we get closer to the completion of this vital piece of
transportation infrastructure for our residents and travellers."
This year the Williams Government will invest over
$300 million in transportation infrastructure as part of Budget 2009:
Building on Our Strong Foundation. The Provincial Government�s
infrastructure strategy is valued at more than $4 billion over the next
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