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Trans-Canada Highway near South Branch to undergo repairs

This sinkhole near South Branch occurred in early February after flooding caused by heavy rain.
This sinkhole near South Branch occurred in early February after flooding caused by heavy rain. - J. R. Roy

SOUTH BRANCH, N.L. — Heavy rains during the first week of February caused a sinkhole and two sections of pavement on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) to crumble entirely.

Five months later the road has yet to be repaired, causing some frustrated residents to grumble on social media.

But that will change according to Brian Scott, director of communications for the Department of Transportation and Public Works.

“A tender to repair and repave that section of the TCH was issued in late June,” wrote Scott via email. “The department expects to award this tender in July and for work to be completed this construction season.”

Scott says he could not estimate when exactly the road will be repaired, as that will depend on the contractor’s schedule.

Rosalyn.roy@gulfnews.ca

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