For what could be the next couple of weeks, the main route navigating the outskirts of Corner Brook will be disrupted due to road work.
The Mill Road and Lewin Parkway area is now being completed as a carry over of last year’s construction season. A spokesperson for the provincial Department of Transportation and Works said the work is expected to take about two weeks.
Signs have been placed along the Lewin Parkway advising motorists to expect long delays.
Last year, $763,000 of the $850,000 project along Route 450 (Ring Road) was completed. That work included pulverizing and paving about 1.2 kilometres of Route 450 west of Wheeler’s Road towards Curling access, culvert replacement near Curling access, asphalt leveling to three areas on Route 450, the pedestrian underpass area, the Lundrigan Drive intersection and north of Sunny Slope Drive.
The remaining work includes cold plane and repaving — the removal of the existing pavement by milling and replacing it with a single asphalt pavement layer — of the Lewin Parkway, including the intersection at Mill Road.
Meanwhile, the tender for this year’s work closes May 27. It includes rehabilitation, resurfacing or repairs to about 5.4-kms of Route 430 between Deer Lake and Cormack, about 3.8-kms of Route 440 at Hughes Brook hill, about three kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway from the Lewin Parkway Interchange east bound to Riverside Drive, about 1.5-kms of the Trans-Canada Highway between Port aux Basques overpass and Route 470, about three kilometres through Kippens, about 0.9-km of Route 450 on Lewin Parkway and upgrades to Route 402 Gallants Road.