Transportation and Works
August 15, 2018

Provincial Government Provides Update on Brush Clearing Along
Provincial Highways

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, today provided an update on brush clearing efforts for highways throughout the province. More than 80 per cent of 2018-19 brush clearing contracts have been awarded, with the remainder anticipated to be awarded by September, ahead of the busy fall traffic season.

Budget 2018 allocated approximately $2 million to clear more than 367 hectares of brush along provincial highways.

Brush clearing makes it easier for motorists to spot animals near the highway, especially near heavily forested areas. It also makes highway signs easier to see, increases visibility in areas with turns and hills, and provides more space for snow removal.

Areas identified for brush clearing were determined based on factors including traffic volumes, visibility and moose-vehicle collision rates. A complete list of highways where brush clearing will occur is available in the backgrounder below.

For advice on how to avoid moose-vehicle collisions and other tools to prepare for safe highway driving, visit www.roads.gov.nl.ca.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to 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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“Brush clearing is another way we make highways safer for all motorists. This year, we have issued our tenders for brush clearing contracts earlier in the year so that work can begin ahead of the busy fall traffic season. While brush clearing enhances highway safety, we remind everyone to please slow down, pay attention and watch for moose.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

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Learn more
Brush Clearing Enhances Safety Along Provincial Highways

Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan, 2018-19 Edition PDF

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

BACKGROUNDER
Provincial roads and highways receiving brush clearing in 2018-19.

Region

Highway

Avalon

Route 13 Witless Bay Line

Avalon

Route 62 Holyrood Access Road

Avalon

Route 92 Old Placentia Rd. to Branch

Avalon

Route 100 South of Ship Cove Bridge

Central

Route 1 Trans-Canada Highway, west of Badger

Central

Route 231 Random Island

Central

Route 232 Burgoynes Cove to Harcourt

Central

Route 330 Gander Bay Road and Carmenville area

Central

Route 331-25 Harris Point Road

Central

Route 340 Lewisporte Junction to Little Burnt Bay

Central

Route 340-73 Indian Cove Road

Central

Route 345-11 Virgin Arm Point Road

Central

Route 346-10 Pike's Arm Road

Central

Route 352 Fortune Harbour Road

Central

Route 391 Harry's Harbour Road

Labrador

Route 516 Paradise River to Cartwright Junction

Labrador

Route 520 Northwest River Road

Western

Route 404 Robinsons/Bay Saint George South

Western

Route 405 Highlands

Western

Route 406 Codroy

Western

Route 407 St. Andrews

 

Route 410 Baie Verte Highway

 

Route 411 Westport Road

 

Route 420 Jackson's Arm Highway

Western

Route 420-11 Sop’s Arm Road

Western

Route 420-12 Reidville Road

Western

Route 430 South Gros Morne Park Boundary

Western

Route 431 Glenburnie to Trout River

Western

Route 430 Eddies Cove west to River of Ponds

Western

Route 460 TCH into Stephenville

Western

Route 480 Burgeo Highway

2018 08 15                              12:30 p.m.