Government to explore tunnel viability between Newfoundland and Labrador

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The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government is spending $750,000 to commission a study to see if a fixed, underground link between Labrador and the island of Newfoundland is feasible, VOCM reports.

The idea dates back to the days of Joey Smallwood.

In 2004, Nalcor did a similar study exploring all available options. It found that a tunnel with a single railway track was the only possible option at that time, but the high construction costs and low traffic volumes weren’t feasible. However Premier Dwight Ball says now is a good time to revisit the idea.

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