NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR — Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking public input for roadwork projects to be added to its Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan.
Those who participate will be asked to identify the region, route name and number, and the nearest municipality or landmark, followed by the type of issue they are experiencing.
The department will be publishing the list of roadwork projects ahead of the 2021-22 road construction season, indicates a release, adding roadwork projects are added to each year’s roads plan so that new issues can be addressed in a timely manner.
Road projects included in the roads plan are evaluated based on safety, traffic volumes, socio-economic impacts, input from the public and assessments by departmental engineers, adds the release.
The questionnaire is available until Friday, Jan. 15 at Engagenl.ca.
“These consultations are a great opportunity for the public to let us know about roadwork that is important to them,” said Derrick Bragg, minister of transportation and infrastructure for Newfoundland and Labrador, in a statement. “The responses that we receive help us proceed with our road construction plans in a way that is responsible to all taxpayers. We encourage everyone to participate.”