Route 389 Improvement Program

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Ranking for 2019: 89

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Highway

Range: 0 - $500,000,000

Project Value: $468,000,000

Provincial: $468 million

Government Funds Involved:

Funding Source: Public

Location: Baie-Comeau to the Labrador border, Quebec

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2021


This 570-kilometre long highway joins the city of Baie-Comeau in Quebec with the Newfoundland-Labrador border. The improvement program is key in the development of Plan Nord, as it will improve access to lands north of the 49th parallel. The program is divided into five individual projects: Project A: from Fire Lake to Fermont; Project B: Baie-Comeau to Manic-2; Project C: winding sector north of Manic-Five; Project D: Manic-2 north of Manic-3; Project E: Manic-3 North to Manic-5. In July of 2018, the provincial and federal governments confirmed their $468-million commitment to the project.

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