NLIS 9
June 17, 2004
(Transportation and Works)

 

Road work announced for Bellevue, Carbonear-Harbour Grace, Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, Grand Falls- Buchans and Labrador West

Tom Rideout, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced road work for the districts of Bellevue, Carbonear-Harbour Grace, Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, Grand Falls- Buchans and Labrador West under the Provincial Roads Improvement Program.

"The quality of roads infrastructure within the province is a priority as government moves forward in developing a comprehensive infrastructure strategy," said Minster Rideout. " To that end, government plans to do a number of projects throughout the province with the attainment of this goal in mind."

In the district of Belleuve, government will carry out drainage improvement on Route 202-10 and Route 202-12 in Mount Arlington Heights, replace two culverts near Terrenceville (Route 211-10), replace two culverts on Southern Harbour Road (Route 2-1-02) and rehabilitate Piper’s Hole River Bridge (Route 210). Government will also do asphalt repairs on Route 210 as a result of April flooding. The replacing of culverts is especially significant given the importance of culverts in the prevention of washouts and flooding. In total, we anticipate this work to total $270,000.

Carbonear-Harbour Grace District will see the replacement of expansion joints at Salmon Cove Bridge (Forest Pond) and existing arch culverts at Powell’s Brook, as well as replacing the bridge at Salmon Cove. This work is valued at $325,000.

In the District of Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, there will be washout repairs carried out along Route 364, upgrading and paving of a section of Route 360, as well as the repairing of a frost bump on Route 360 Conne River Hill. These projects are valued at $470,000.

In the District of Grand Falls- Buchans, $135,000 has been allotted to complete rehabilitation of the Union Street Overpass, as well as rehabilitation of Thunder Brook Bridge.

The amount of $1.4 million has also been allotted for the Labrador West District to complete contracts awarded in 2004. The projects include supply and place crushed gravel surfacing near Ashuanpi River and the application of chip seal to the Trans Labrador Highway near the Towns of Wabush and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Media contact: Lori Lee Oates, Communications, (709) 729-3015

2004 06 17                                       11:55 a.m.


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