PYNN'S BROOK — Motorists heading west on the Trans-Canada Highway from Pynn's Brook should take care as workers began paving in the area last week.
Both east and westbound lanes will be smoothed out, as part of a 29-kilometre section of the highway being milled and repaved. Work will also be performed on a section of Little Harbour Hill and on a section of Pynn's Brook Hill between Deer Lake and the weigh scales at Pynn's Brook.
Repaving is also taking place in a separate tender on the highway from approximately two kilometres west of the Ring Road overpass in Corner Brook heading west towards Stephenville for approximately nine kilometres. That work includes the realignment of Quarry Road east of the former weigh scales.
The project is being cost-shared with the federal government through the Building Canada Fund.
Finance minister and Humber East MHA Tom Marshall, said the paving work was very much needed in the area.
"This section of highway is an important link in this region, not only for commuter and commercial traffic, but also for the Deer Lake Regional Airport," he said. "The work will enhance our regional transportation system and I am pleased that it will be completed this season."
Police are advising motorists to slow down while driving through construction zones.