Trans-Canada Highway, 2008
There were only 195 kilometres of paved roads in Newfoundland and Labrador before Confederation with Canada in 1949. By 1965, the Trans-Canada Highway ran across the island and the province was building thousands of kilometres of secondary roads, linking remote communities with the highway. The new network of roads and highways provided a faster and more convenient mode of transportation than the railway, which fell into decline after the 1960s and stopped running altogether in 1988.
Photo by Jenny Higgins. Reproduced by permission of Jenny Higgins. ©2008.