Transportation and Works
May 3, 2017

Tender Awarded for Night Time Construction Pilot

A pilot project to test the effectiveness of night time road construction will get underway this construction season with the award of a tender valued at $2.5 million to Concord Paving Ltd, Carbonear.

The contractor will complete a paving project on the Trans-Canada Highway from Kenmount Road to Salmonier Line at night, helping to reduce slowdowns during high traffic periods in the day.

Through the project, the Department of Transportation and Works will determine the cost-effectiveness, value and impact on motorists of conducting road work at night.

A report will be prepared at the end of the project which will consider such factors as safety, productivity, costs and impacts on motorists and residents.

“As part of our efforts to be more innovative and improve the way we do business, we will test the effectiveness and value of night time construction, considering such factors as safety for construction crews and motorists, contractor productivity, construction costs and impacts on traffic flow. Ultimately, our goal is to manage road improvement projects for the betterment of the travelling public.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Transportation and Works

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2017 05 03                              2:40 p.m.