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Work, Services and Transportation - 1996

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January 12
Federal and provincial governments announce highway initiatives for 1996/97

January 31
Contract for construction of reinforced concrete structure on Route 2 (CBS By- Pass)


February 2
Drinking and driving statistics continue to decrease

February 5
Marine Atlantic - Changes planned for ferry reservation service

February 16
Contract awarded for grading Trans Canada Highway from Pynn's Brook Scalehouse towards Little Rapids

February 19
Contract awarded to construct a prestressed concrete overpass at intersection of Route 2 and the new Conception Bay South By-Pass Road


March 12
Works, Services and Transportation Minister comments on anti-littering legislation

March 13
Contract for paving and hydroseeding TCH from Deep Bight towards Clarenville
Contract for upgrading and paving Route 80, Heart's Content to Heart's Delight
Contract for paving three sections of Burin Peninsula highway


April 9
Section of Trans Labrador Highway closed to tractor trailer traffic


May 6
Marine Atlantic - Reports record traffic, declining subsidy

May 9
Minister announces $22 million in Trans Canada Highway projects

May 10
Minister Announces $10 Million in Regional Trunk Roads Projects

May 16
Labrador receives $8 million for road improvement projects this year


June 3
Ministerial Statement - National Transportation Week.

June 4
Work on Trans Labrador Highway continues with awarding of tenders

June 5
Contract to carry out new construction for two sections of Class "C-2" resource road

June 6
Marine Atlantic - MV Smallwood out for maintenance

June 7
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Capital Roads Program for fiscal year 1996/1997

June 14
Ministerial Statement - Questions regarding tender for refurbishing buses


July 12
Marine Atlantic - Tentative agreement reached with shipboard workers

July 22
Road contract awarded for rehabilitation of two bridges on TCH; Robinsons River Bridge and Middle Barachois Brook Bridge
Road contract awarded for repairs to flood damaged sections of Trans Canada Highway in southwestern Newfoundland.
Road contract awarded for the supply and installation of culverts at 40 locations on the Trans Labrador Highway
Road contract awarded for the culvert replacement near George's Brook, Trinity North District

July 24
Road contract for rehabilitation of Bartlett's River

July 25
Road contract for paving of several roads in Southwestern, Newfoundland

July 26
Road contract awarded for construction of nine kilometers of R432 Main Brook towards Hare Bay

July 30
MHA announces building project for Gander District


August 2
Marine Atlantic president pursuing Fundy ferry bid

August 20
Contract awarded for supply and placement of armour stone on existing breakwater at Portugal Cove

August 23
Marine Atlantic - MV Caribou misses one round trip between North Sydney and Port aux Basques

August 30
Contract awarded to construct prestressed concrete girder bridge over Highlands River at Lock Leven
Contract awarded to construct new salt storage domes at Bellburns and Bishop's Falls
Premier announces upgrading and paving of Conne River Access Road


September 9
Marine Atlantic: MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood operating behind schedule today

September 11
Marine Atlantic: Fall schedule changes for Marine Atlantic Ferry Services

September 20
Contract awarded for river bank protection, Robinson's River and Middle Barachois Brook


October 7
Contract awarded for flood repairs at Coal Brook Bridge and at Ryans Brook Bridge

October 10
Marine Atlantic: Weather conditions affect Gulf Ferry schedule

October 17
Marine Atlantic - Weather conditions affect Gulf Ferry schedule
Marine Atlantic - Closing dates set for coastal Labrador shipping service for 1996

October 18
Marine Atlantic - Caribou resumes schedule but weather remains a concern

October 21
Contract awarded for upgrading of Conne River Road


November 1
Government to contract air ambulance service

November 12
Ministers explain vision for Labrador Transportation Initiative

November 19
Ministerial Statement - All-weather transportation system in Labrador

November 21
Contract awarded for partial roofing replacement at Carbonear Campus

November 25
Marine Atlantic - Dockyard divestiture efforts continue


December 5
Marine Atlantic - Sailings delayed due to weather

December 6
Marine Atlantic - Gulf Ferry Service

December 9
Marine Atlantic - Weather conditions disrupt Gulf schedule

December 13
Marine Atlantic - Gulf ferry schedule increased for Christmas period

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