Transportation and Works

Operations Branch

Joe Dunford
Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations
Phone: (709) 729-0648

 Highway Operations Division

  • Provision and maintenance of provincial roads including:
    • Summer and winter maintenance (snow clearing and ice control) on 9,763 kilometres of primary and secondary highways and community access roads and 1,317 bridges
    • Snow clearing for external jurisdictions including Gros Morne National Park, through a contract with Parks Canada, and a number of communities throughout the province 
    • Purchasing salt and sand for 178 town councils and a number of health authorities, school boards, and other external entities

Dion Tee
Director, Highway Operations
Phone:  (709) 896-7840 


Building Operations Division

  • Provision and maintenance of provincial buildings including:
    • Management and maintenance of approximately 640,000 square metres of floor space, consisting of approximately 865 buildings, on 366 sites across the province
Natalie Hallett
Director, Building Operations
Phone:    (709) 729-4988 

 Equipment Maintenance Division

  •  Management of the provincial government’s fleet of over 3,300 vehicles including light vehicles, heavy equipment and utility vehicles (snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, etc.)
  • Provision of up to date road condition information utilizing one wind warning system, 28 Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) stations, and 31 highway camera locations throughout the province (
Shawn Marshall
Director, Equipment Maintenance
Phone:    (709) 256-1047/(709) 292-4309 

 Continuous Improvement Division

  • Drive operational efficiency and cost-saving improvements through the development, implementation and evaluation of the Department’s process improvement/continuous improvement program.
Darrin Croft
Director, Continuous Improvement
Phone:  (709) 729-5124
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