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Works, Services and Transportation - 2001
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January

January 18
Season closes for Straits ferry


February

February 7
More federal attention needed on transportation, province tells national panel

February 15
Highway initiatives for 2001/2002


March

March 5
$30 million in contracts awarded for Trans Labrador Highway

March 22
Roads budget gets $6 million upgrade
Province calls upon federal government to jointly fund causeway

March 27
New ramp for St. Barbe wharf

March 29
Transportation minister outlines services available in the event of labour action


April

April 2
Access to Confederation Building

April 3
Ministerial Statement - Snow clearing operations

April 4
Updates on Roads and Ferry Operations

April 5
Status of Ferry Operations
Road Report Update

April 6
Road Report Update
Status of Ferry Operations

April 9
Status of Ferry Operations

April 11
Status of Ferry Operations

April 19
CBN bypass details released

April 26
Road improvement projects announced for Bonavista South
Road improvement projects announced for Terra Nova
Almost $1 million to be spent on Trinity North roads projects


May

May 1
Road improvement projects announced for Lewisporte area

May 3
Road upgrades for Carbonear - Harbour Grace area
Major road improvement projects announced for Bellevue district

May 7
$1 million for Baie Verte roads

May 8
$1 million for road improvements in Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune
Bay of Islands receives $800,000 for roads
Road improvement projects announced for Conception Bay East and Bell Island
Road improvement projects announced for Exploits

May 9
Half a million dollars in road improvements for Grand Falls - Buchans
Road improvement projects for CBS
Road improvement projects for the Straits and White Bay North
Over $1 million for roads in Trinity - Bay De Verde
Road improvement projects for Harbour Main - Whitbourne
Over half a million dollars for road upgrades in Burgeo-La Poile
Almost half a million dollars for roads in Ferryland
Major upgrades for Port au Port roads
Over half a million dollars for road upgrades in Placentia and St. Mary’s
Road improvement projects for Kilbride district
North West River Road to get facelift

May 10
Ministerial Statement - Provincial roads program
$950,000 for Humber Valley roads
$1.2 million for Twillingate-Fogo roads projects

May 14
Improvements for Torbay Road

May 15
Major road work for Bonavista North

May 16
Completion of Cooper Boulevard announced
New format for government ‘blue pages’ more user friendly, focuses on service

May 17
Early start for Little Bay Islands ferry

May 25
$1.5 million for roads in Mount Pearl
Road improvement project announced for Humber East

May 29
Funding announced to begin environmental work for Phase III of Trans-Labrador Highway
Transportation Committee being established on Labrador’s north coast
$3 million allocated to upgrade roads in southern Labrador communities
$1 million for North West River Highway


June

June 1
Government releases update on regionalization of air services

June 11
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announce Labrador Airstrip Restoration Projects for 2001-2002 - Version française


July

July 11
Roads, airstrips being upgraded on north coast

July 26
Hopedale road and water main improvements to begin

July 27
Next phase of Outer Ring Road opens to traffic


August

August 3
Minister meets with Corner Brook Port Corporation

August 7
Ministers encouraged Marine Atlantic negotiations to re-open; essential nature of service being addressed

August 8
$1 million improvement project for Cartwright airstrip (Labrador) - Version française

August 9
Ramp work begins on St. Barbe wharf

August 14
St. George's - Stephenville East getting $8 million road upgrades

August 22
Almost $2 million awarded for Labrador road contracts

August 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 27, Stephenville, Subject: New Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital

August 27
Awarding of contract for new Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital


September

September 7
Atlantic ministers responsible for transportation meet

September 10
North Coast Transportation Committee to begin public consultations

September 13
Government provides update on development of Fogo Island Health Centre

September 25
Provincial and federal transportation ministers meet


October

October 2 
Minister asks Air Canada president not to cut flights to province

October 10
Minister responds to Air Nova's fall schedule announcement

October 18
North Coast Labrador Transportation Committee presents report to Government


November

November 21 
Ministerial Statement - Temporary lay-off of employees in Department of Works, Services and Transportation

November 30
Transportation minister outlines salt management plan


December

December 4 
60,000 lights to illuminate Confederation Hill

December 7
Lewisporte interchange open to traffic

December 19
Be an informed driver this winter


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