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Phase III to begin on Lab highway

LABRADOR CITY, Nfld. - Ministers have announced details of the province's commitment to build Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway.Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ernie McLean and Works, S...


LABRADOR CITY, Nfld. – Ministers have announced details of the province’s commitment to build Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway.

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ernie McLean and Works, Services and Transportation Minister Percy Barrett in Happy Valley-Goose Bay made the announcement. The ministers were joined by Torngat Mountains MHA Wally Andersen and Cartwright-L’Anse au Clair MHA Yvonne Jones.

“Given these times of restraint, I am pleased government has not ignored some of the pressing transportation needs in Labrador,” says McLean. “As announced in this year’s budget, government intends to invest some $100 million, or $17 million a year, to build Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway, from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright, over a six-year period.”

Work will begin on the route following the completion of an environmental assessment.

The province has made a commitment to consult with the Innu Nation before any planning or work is done on Phase III.

“We fully intend to follow through on that commitment,” says McLean.

“As well, we will be seeking input from other stakeholders as we work through the process.”


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