The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will spend approximately $2.2 million to clear in excess of 500 hectares of brush from roadsides in the province this year.
A total of 29 routes throughout the province will be cleared with areas determined based on several factors, including traffic volumes, visibility and moose-vehicle collision rates.
“Clearing roadside brush along our highways is an important part of our greater efforts to make highway travel safer in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Transportation and Works Ministe Steve Crocker said in a news release Tuesday, Dec. 12.
“While we know brush clearing is an effective way to keep highways safe, we remind everyone to slow down, pay attention and watch for moose.”
Areas identified for brush clearing in 2017-18
Route 70 - Bay Roberts to Harbour Grace
Route 80 - Trinity South Highway from Cavendish to Old Perlican
Route 201 - Chapel Arm, Bellevue Road
Route 210 - Burin Peninsula Highway from Garnish towards Grand Beach
Route 210 - Burin Peninsula Highway, from Swift Current to Piper’s Hole River and Red Harbour to Marystown
Route 210-23 - Jean de Baie
Route 232 - George’s Brook to Harcourt
Route 340 - Road to the Isles, between Michael’s Harbour and Campbellton
Route 346 - Too Good Arm Road
Route 361 - St. Alban’s Road
Route 361-10 - Morrisville Road
Route 412 - Route 412, Seal Cove Road; Route 370, Buchans Highway; and Route 391, Harry’s Harbour Road
Route 420 - White Bay South Highway, from TCH towards Jacksons Arm;
Route 430 - Between Eddies Cove West and Plum Point
Route 430-15 - Rocky Harbour to Norris Point
Route 431 - Bonne Bay Road from Wiltondale to Trout River
Route 480 - Burgeo Highway, and roads in the Bay St. George and Codroy areas
Route 516 - Route 516-0, Cartwright Access Road and Route 516-01 Paradise River Access Road
Route 520 - Northwest River Road