September 15, 1998
(Works, Services and Transportation)

Major road repairs complete in Baie Verte peninsula

Repair work to provincial roads washed out along the Baie Verte Peninsula, as a result of storms over the Labour Day weekend, is nearly complete, said Works, Services and Transportation Minister Lloyd Matthews today. "Immediately following the survey of damage, the Department of Works, Services and Transportation engaged contractors in the area to begin emergency repairs.

"I travelled to the Baie Verte Peninsula last week with the Premier and with Municipal Affairs Minister Art Reid to personally survey the damage," said Minister Matthews. "At that time, government gave a commitment to do whatever possible to assist communities in this emergency situation. I am pleased to report that all the major repair work to provincial roads has been completed and a tender will be called this week for other repair work."

In repairing provincial roads in the area, Works, Services and Transportation has accrued costs of approximately $400,000. "These costs are significant, however, the situation was urgent and required immediate attention."

Media contact: Jill Sooley, (709) 729-3015

1998 09 15 2:50 p.m.


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