NL to Benefit from Flood-Resistant Highway Bridges
Premier Dwight Ball and MP Gudie Hutchings announced funding to mitigate the risk of bridge washouts and flooding on provincial highways and roads.
This funding is allocated for projects to replace the:
Deer Lake Tailrace Bridge and Rushy Pond Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway;
Ballam Bridge and Hughes Brook Bridge on Route 440 (North Shore Highway), and
Romaine’s River Bridge on Route 460 (Hansen Memorial Highway).
The new, larger bridges will be capable of withstanding increased water flows during major weather events and also protect residents and businesses from future flood damage related to climate change.
They are also expected to provide long-term savings in recovery and replacement costs.
The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are each investing over $15 million in these projects through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.