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Transportation and Works - 2004
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In the 2004 departmental restructuring, sections of this department were moved to Government Services.

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 2
Ministers lobby against proposed Marine Atlantic fee hike

January 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister of Works, Services and Transportation, will speak at the Lewisporte Chamber of Commerce

January 15
Long Island Causeway deferred indefinitely

January 22
Minister announces extension to interim Air Foodlift Subsidy Program
Minister issues a call for emergency tenders for Greenspond Causeway

March

March 9
Minister reaffirms commitment to timely, environmentally-responsible completion of Trans-Labrador Highway (Phase III)

March 23
Contract awarded for Penstock Bridge

April

April 1
Transportation minister advises of services available during labour action

April 7
Roads Update - April 7 - 4:00 p.m.

April 12
Ministerial Statement - Labrador Coastal Marine Service
Minister announces Labrador Coastal Marine Service configuration

April 23
Emergency tender contract awarded for Burin Peninsula Highway repairs

April 26
Minister addresses scheduling of MV Apollo ferry service
Minister comments on Labrador North Coast ferry service

May

May 17
Government realigns ferry fleet to ensure quality service for users

May 18
Update on status of ferry realignment

May 21
Minister announces food shipment to Norman Bay

May 25
Minister provides clarification on meeting with provincial ferry users

June

June 2
Ministerial Statement - National Transportation Week

June 4
Minister of Transportation and Works clarifies funding of Labrador marine service

June 10
Minister announces details of 2004 Provincial Roads Improvement Program

June 14
Road work announced for Twillingate-Fogo
Bifurcation Road / Kenmount Road Interchange to begin construction in 2004
Road work announced for Lewisporte District

June 15
Road work announced for Trinity North
Road projects announced for district of Conception Bay East-Bell Island
Road work announced for the Straits and White Bay North
Road work announced for Burin-Placentia West
Lake Melville to benefit from provincial roads program
Road work announced for Baie Verte District

June 16
St. Georgeís-Stephenville East to benefit from provincial roads program

June 17
Road work announced for Humber Valley District
Road work announced for Gander District
Road work announced for Terra Nova District
Road improvements announced for Harbour Main-Whitbourne
Road work announced for Ferryland District
Road work announced for Humber West District
Conception Bay South to benefit from provincial roads program
Road work announced for St. Barbe District
Road work announced for Bellevue, Carbonear-Harbour Grace, Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, Grand Falls-Buchans and Labrador West
Road work announced for Bay of Islands, Cartwright and LíAnse au Clair, Exploits, Grand Bank and Port de Grave
Road work announced for Placentia and St. Maryís

June 18
Road work announced for St. Johnís South

June 22
Road work announced for Port au Port
Road improvements for Bonavista North
Road work announced for Humber East District

June 23
Road work announced for Windsor-Springdale
Road improvements announced for Trinity-Bay de Verde

June 25
Bonavista South to benefit from provincial roads program
Road work announced for Kilbride District

July

July 2
Road work announced for Topsail district

July 6
Road improvements announced for Cape St. Francis

July 8
Minister announces increased passenger allocation on ferry out of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

July 15
Minister announces awarding of contracts for road work in the districts of Bellevue, Burin Placentia-West, Carbonear-Harbour Grace, Humber East and Humber Valley districts

July 20
Minister announces awarding of contracts for road work in the districts of The Straits and White Bay North, and St. Barbe
Minister announces awarding of contracts for road work in the District of St. Georges-Stephenville East
Minister to participate in meetings and activities throughout the province

July 29
Minister announces addition of a cooler to the Northern Labrador freight service

July 30
NOTE TO EDITORS - MInisters to address annual meeting and conference of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, August 2, St. John's
Minister announces award of contract for road work in Lake Melville District

August

August 2
Minister announces deposit required with each reservation on the M/V Sir Robert Bond

August 6
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Gander and Terra Nova districts
Transportation and Works to ship fuel to Rigolet

August 10
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Lewisporte district

August 16
Road work to be completed in St. Barbe District

August 23
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Humber Valley district

August 24
Minister clarifies inaccurate statements on 2004-05 Provincial Roads Improvement Program

September

September 1
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in the Cape St. Francis and Conception Bay East-Bell Island districts
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Bonavista South district
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in the Baie Verte and Windsor-Springdale districts

September 2
NOTE TO EDITORS : Federal Minister Jean-C. Lapierre and Minister Tom Rideout available to the media

September 3
Minister clarifies the status of Tors Cove road project

September 9
Minister to attend meeting of Atlantic transportation ministers

September 14
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Trinity North district

September 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister of Transportation and Works to visit the provinceís West Coast

September 16
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Baie Verte District

September 17
Minister announces awarding of contracts for Phase III of Trans Labrador Highway

September 22
Minister to attend Council of Ministersí meeting

October

October 1
Minister clarifies Persalvic Elementary School tender calls

October 6
Minister announces awarding of contract for bridge work in The Straits and White Bay North district

October 7
Minister advises of closure dates for the Labrador shipping season

October 14
Minister announces awarding of contracts for road work in Exploits, Grand Falls-Buchans and Humber East districts

October 20
Minister announces awarding of contracts for bridge and road work in St. Georgeís-Stephenville East and Topsail districts

October 21
Minister announces awarding of contracts for road work in the Trinity North and Harbour Main-Whitbourne districts

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister of Transportation and Works to address Transportation Club

October 27
Minister addresses Transportation Club of Newfoundland and Labrador

November

November 2
Minister announces development of new procedures for operation of snow plows
Minister announces awarding of contract for Bifurcation Interchange
in St. Johnís North district

November 3
Minister says additional $7 million in revenue from Motor Vehicle Registration program invested in improving highway infrastructure

November 4
Minister provides update on road work in Twillingate and Fogo District

November 9
Minister announces additional runs for the MV Apollo

November 23
Ministers welcome Marine Atlantic advisory committee

December 

December 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Christmas Lights Across Canada ceremony

December 2
Ministerial Statement - Christmas Lights Across Canada

December 10
Minister assures that roads will continue to be safe

December 14
Ministerial Statement - Update on fuel situation in Rigolet
Minister reiterates there has been no change in governmentís snow clearing policy

December 17
Minister provides additional information on the extension for the MV Apollo ferry service

December 21
Winter trail grooming grants for Labrador awarded
Minister meets with airline carriers

December 22
Minister announces schedule for 2005 Labrador Marine Coastal Service

December 23
Consultant selected for long-term care facility in Corner Brook


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