Transportation and Works
August 13, 2018

Paving Progressing on Team Gushue Highway Extension

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, provided an update today on the status of the extension of the Team Gushue Highway from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road.

Paving began Monday, July 30 with approximately 10 lane kilometres of the first of three layers of pavement paved to date. Other recent work completed this construction season includes the placement of the concrete median along the route, wiring for street lighting, and the construction of a an underpass near Topsail Road and a roundabout at the Blackmarsh Road intersection.

A drone video of the highway recorded on August 2 can be seen on government’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/GovNL

The Team Gushue Highway from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road is four lanes and each lane is approximately four kilometres in length, for a total of 16 lane kilometres. Additional layers of pavement and other work, such as line painting, landscaping, and the installation of street lights, signs, and guide rails, will continue over the coming weeks. The department anticipates this section will open to motorists this fall.

Budget 2018 allocates $13.7 million to advance the Team Gushue Highway extension as part of the Provincial Government’s Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments which commits nearly $2.5 billion over five years in new and existing schools, hospitals, highways and municipal infrastructure.

A list of active road construction projects can be found at www.roads.gov.nl.ca.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“We are excited about the progress being made on the Team Gushue Highway. This work, plus paving completed this year on our busiest routes, including Pitts Memorial Drive, Peacekeepers Way, and various sections of the Trans-Canada Highway and Trans-Labrador Highway is creating safer highways and reducing travel congestion for residents and businesses.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

Learn More
The Way Forward – thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

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

Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan – 2018 Edition – www.roads.gov.nl.ca/Transportation_Roads_Plan_2018.pdf

Contract Awarded for Next Phase of Team Gushue Highway - www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/tw/0509n01.aspx

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Media contact
Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2018 08 13                              11:45 p.m.