July 20, 2004
(Transportation and Works)


Minister announces awarding of contracts for road work
in the districts of The Straits and White Bay North, and St. Barbe

Tom Rideout, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced the awarding of a contract for road work in the districts of The Straits and White Bay North, and St. Barbe. This contract was awarded under this yearís Provincial Roads Improvement Program.

Minister Rideout stated, "A contract was awarded to Nortech Construction Co. Ltd., of St. Johnís, valued at approximately $900,000."

The contract will cover:

  • recapping of a section of Route 430 from Green Island Brook toward Eddies Cove;
  • recapping a section of Route 430 from Goose Cove intersection in St. Anthony toward Deer Lake;
  • recapping a section of St. Barbe Loop Road;
  • replacement of culverts on Route 430 at Pine Cove.

"This yearís roads program is taking the province in a positive new direction in the development of our roads infrastructure. Government will continue to make strategic decisions in the development of our infrastructure as we move forward in developing a provincial infrastructure strategy,"said Minister Rideout.

Statistics Canada estimates that for every million dollars spent on road work, 12 direct and eight indirect jobs are created.

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

2004 07 20                                        1:40 p.m.

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