Contract awarded for road work in Baie Verte and Bay d'Espoir areas

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J-1 Contracting awarded multi-million dollar work

The Provincial Governemnt has announced that two big road work projects were awarded to the same company.

J-1 Contracting has been awarded contracts totally some $15.7 million and spanning two regions of the province.

According to a release from the Department of Transportation and Works, the contract will be for major road improvement projects on the Bay d’Espoir Highway and in the district of Baie Verte-Springdale. The contracts were announced back in March as part of the province's early tendering process which was meant to get work done more quickly than previous years.

According to the release the jobs are $10 million to rehabilitate 33 kilometres of Route 360, Bay d’Espoir Highway between kilometres 80.6 and 86.6 and kilometres 170.9 and 198.2. Also, another $5.7 million to rehabilitate 11.75 kilometres of Route 410, Fleur de Lys Road and 9.8 kilometres of Route 414, La Scie Highway.

The Department says J-1 Contracting will begin the work "once the weather cooperates."

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Works

Geographic location: Baie Verte, Fleur de Lys Road

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  • John
    April 18, 2014 - 01:37

    wasn't part of the reason the work hasn't been done already is that the company was too busy to finish it? And now the one company has contracts for work on different parts of the island. This doesn't bode well.