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Summer Maintenance - Highway Driving Conditions

Summer Maintenance Activities

The summer maintenance season generally begins in May and ends in October. Throughout this time, Transportation and Works crews work hard upgrading and maintaining provincial highways, roads and bridges. Some of the activities they engage in throughout the summer months are:

  • pothole and asphalt repairs
  • line painting
  • excavating ditches
  • upgrading the shoulders of the roads
  • repairing culverts
  • grading gravel roads
  • annual equipment inspections
  • installing and repairing guide rails
  • installing and repairing signage

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Safety in Construction Zones

Major road construction projects also often take place during summer months, when temperature and weather conditions may be optimal for construction work.

During the summer maintenance season, all major road construction and maintenance work requires safe and secure construction zones. Workers adhere to critical safety protocols and traffic control procedures. The Department of Transportation and Works strives to ensure safety for the travelling public and to keep them clear from ongoing work. Members of the public are asked to also do their part to keep workers safe and to abide by safety measures. The cooperation of the public is critical to the safety of those who work on the road. Please slow down when approaching construction zones and adhere to all posted signage.

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Transportation and Works Depot Contact Numbers

The following is a list of telephone numbers for Transportation and Works depots across the province. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please be advised that staff members are not always available at these numbers as their work duties may require them to be outside the office for certain periods during the day.

In case of an emergency, please contact 911 emergency services.

Region Depot Location Office Telephone
Labrador Wabush (709) 282-3406
Labrador Goose Bay (709) 896-7840
Labrador Cartwright (709) 896-7840
Western Stephenville (709) 643-4485
Western Tompkins (709) 955-2210
Western Deer Lake (709) 635-4127
Western Corner Brook (709) 637-4626
Western Sop’s Arm (709) 482-2503
Western St. Anthony (709)454-2619
Western Flower’s Cove (709) 456-2436
Western Port Saunders (709) 861-3505
Central Bishop’s Falls (709) 292-4019
Central Springdale (709)673-4795
Central Baie Verte (709) 532-4404
Central Lewisporte (709) 535-6854
Central Victoria Cove (709) 676-2587
Central Fogo Island (709) 266-2308
Central Lumsden (709) 530-2301
Central Pool’s Cove (709) 665-3080
Eastern Eastport (709) 667-2204
Eastern Clarenville (709) 466-4153
Eastern Lethbridge (709) 467-2288
Eastern Goobies (709) 542-3217
Eastern Black Brook (709) 279-3630
Eastern Grand Bank (709) 832-2132
Avalon Foxtrap (709) 834-3961
Avalon Renews (709) 363-2340
Avalon St. Joseph’s (709) 521-2230
Avalon Bay Roberts (709) 786-5122
Avalon Whitbourne (709) 759-2380
Avalon Lower Island Cove (709) 584-3974

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The Weather Network

The Weather Network External Link cable television channel makes road reports available to viewers.

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Know Before You Go!

Our Live Highway Camera img continue to provide a source of information on current driving conditions and are available for viewing year round.

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