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Feds fund feasibility study for new Labrador roadway

DCN-JOC News Services
Feds fund feasibility study for new Labrador roadway

OTTAWA—The federal government has announced spending of $200,000 for research to explore the feasibility of a new all-season roadway connecting northern Labrador to Canada’s Trans-Canada Highway network via the Trans-Labrador Highway.  

The funding comes through the National Trade Corridors Fund.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will also contribute $200,000, stated a release.

The roadway would reduce travel and shipping costs, increase food security and create economic development opportunities, the release said.

The road is expected to start in the vicinity of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay or the Lake Melville area and extend north to the Inuit communities of Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Hopedale and Nain and the Innu community of Natuashish.

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