Road repairs begin on Trans-Canada Highway near Deer Lake

Paul Hutchings
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Work began Monday on pavement repairs in the area between Pynn’s Brook and Deer Lake and could take up to three weeks to complete.

DEER LAKE  Department of Transportation workers started a repair job on the Trans-Canada Highway between the weigh scales in Pynn’s Brook and Deer Lake on Monday.

For the next three weeks, drivers will have to endure about 20 km of lane closures as workers will cold-plane and re-pave sections of the highway that need the most work, according to transportation spokesperson CarolAnn Carter.

The cost of the tender was almost $2 million.

Police are advising drivers to slow down and heed the signs through construction areas.

The project means drivers traveling between Deer Lake and Corner Brook will have two detours to contend with since the route through Pasadena is down to two lanes at Exit 13. The department is rebuilding the exit in the wake of a washout that took place in April at Exit 12.

Fortunately, Carter said, the work at Deer Lake should only take about three weeks. She said the work at Exit 13 will take another few weeks.


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Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, Department of Transportation

Geographic location: Deer Lake, Corner Brook, Pasadena

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Recent comments

  • driver
    October 01, 2013 - 11:45

    Doesn't make sense now that the off ramp near South Brook is open. No reason why everybody travelling west can't cross back to the west bound lane, the same as the people exiting for Pasadena. One 300mtr detour. I've seen many close calls all summer. I guess safety is not a concern.

  • Ken
    October 01, 2013 - 09:58

    How long have they been saying that the washout near Pasadena would be fixed in a few weeks? This is going on 6 months now and I swear I've been hearing it'll be fixed in a few weeks for at least 5 of them.