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A city man who drove the Trans-Canada Highway from Port aux Basques to Corner Brook says some repairs are needed.

He said there are lots of areas where the edge of the pavement has broken off leaving holes more than a half a foot deep.

“Tourists are getting off the ferries in the middle of the night and driving on that section. If they drop a tire on their vehicles or trailers into one it’s going to be sheared off,” he said. “Surely, there is some way to fill the holes with patch ... or at least put marker cones in the holes so drivers know where they are.”

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A local resident suggests the local committee fighting for the new hospital in Corner Brook should get firm commitments (in writing) from the three candidates for the provincial Pregressive Conservative leadership that there won’t be any further delays in the start of construction once they take over as premier.

“Remember all three are from the Avalon, and among their priorities is the replacement hospital for the Waterford in St. John’s. A site has been selected and even a construction start in 2016 has been suggested,” he writes.

“Remember, too, there will be tremendous pressure from our east coast friends to get that project off the ground and I bet it will be completed before the hospital in Corner Brook.

“I foresee further delays here ... but the St. John’s project going ahead full steam.”

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Port aux Basques

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