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Transportation and Works - 2005
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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 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to address Road Builders/Heavy Civil Association
Road from Red Bay to Lodge Bay will remain open as weather conditions permit
Government participates in Marine Atlantic’s Advisory Committee Roundtable

January 26
Minister clarifies policy on class 4 roads

January 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association

January 31
Minister reiterates status of road winter maintenance
Highway improvement project funding for Newfoundland and Labrador

February

February 4
Minister advises public of government’s snow clearing practices

February 8
Ministers reiterate policy on use of satellite phones

February 9
Minister clarifies snow clearing practices on the Bonavista Peninsula and staff reorganization

February 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Tom Rideout will address the Atlantic Provinces Ready Mix Concrete Association

February 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Tom Rideout to address the Lewisporte and Area Chamber of Commerce

February 23
New maintenance office and garage for Corner Brook

March

March 9
Minister says snow clearing equipment was underfunded by previous administration

March 11
Minister clarifies new funding and new depot for Trans Labrador Highway
Road from Red Bay to Lodge Bay can no longer be kept open

March 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Labrador West Chamber of Commerce

March 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Re-scheduling of Chamber of Commerce meeting

March 21
Strategic initiatives to safeguard our natural heritage

Budget 2005 announces strategic investments in marine infrastructure
Budget 2005 builds on infrastructure commitments

March 22
Minister announces awarding of contract for Sir Robert Bond refit

March 28
Minister provides details of building demolitions

March 31
Minister provides details on winterization of depots

April

April13
Efforts to re-open road between Red Bay and Lodge Bay have begun

April 19
Minister says department is committed to highway safety

April 22
Minister announces MV Apollo will begin season early

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to visit the districts of Humber East and Humber West

May

May 6
Minister acknowledges receipt of Advisory Committee’s report on Marine Atlantic

May 11
Minister announces 2005 Provincial Roads Improvement Program

May 13
Road work announced for Baie Verte district

May 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to hold news conference, Lewisporte, May 24  Subject: Provincial Roads Improvement Program
Motorists reminded to watch for moose when driving in province

Road work announced for Labrador West District

May 24
Road work announced for Lewisporte District

Twillingate-Fogo to benefit from provincial roads program
Road work announced for Exploits, Grand Falls-Buchans and Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune districts
Road work announced for Ferryland District

May 25
Minister announces underwater diving inspection of Lewisporte wharf

Road improvements announced for Gander district

May 26
Road improvements announced for St. John’s North

May 30
Details of winterization of depots outlined

June

June 2
Road improvements announced for Humber West District

June 3
Minister announces shipping dates for Labrador Marine Service

Minister ensures there will be a focus on quality roads
Expressions of Interest called for long-term care facility in Corner Brook

June 7
Road improvements announced for Cape St. Francis District

Road projects announced for Harbour Main-Whitbourne District

June 8
Road work announced for Bellevue District

June 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Canadian National Railway Lands transfer ceremony

Road improvements announced for Topsail District
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister unable to attend scheduled events in Grand Falls-Windsor
Road improvements announced for Humber Valley District

June 15
MV Apollo getting a new engine

June 16
Road improvements announced for Kilbride District

June 17
Minister announces funding for City of St. John's Summer Cleanup Project

June 21
Road improvements announced for Bonavista South

June 30
Burin-Placentia West District to benefit from Provincial Roads Improvement Program

July

July 6
Road projects announced for The Straits and White Bay North District

St. Barbe District to benefit from provincial roads program

July 7
MV Nonia put into service

July 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend ceremony

July 12
Road improvements announced for Bonavista North

July 13
Road work announced for Conception Bay South

Road work announced for Conception Bay East and Bell Island

July 15
Humber East District to benefit from roads program
Prime consultant selected for Corner Brook long-term care facility

July 19
Minister clarifies provincial vessel replacement strategy

July 21
Billboards to remind motorists of potential for moose-vehicle collisions

July 22
Road improvements announced for Trinity-Bay de Verde

July 25
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, Stephenville  Subject: Road work announcements

July 26
Funding announced for upgrades to Route 230

Road improvements announced for St. George’s - Stephenville East District
Road improvements announced for Port au Port District
Road improvements announced for Trinity North District

August 

August 1 
Minister addresses road maintenance in western region   

August 2 
Road improvements announced for Windsor-Springdale 

August 4 
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Labrador West 
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador to invest more than $1 million in intelligent transportation 
Lake Melville District to benefit from provincial roads program   

August 5 
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Humber Valley    

August 8
Minister announces contracts for road work in Grand Falls-Buchans and Bellevue districts
Road work announced for Placentia & St. Mary’s

August 9
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Harbour Main–Whitbourne District

August 10
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Baie Verte District
Road improvements announced for Grand Bank, Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair, Carbonear – Harbour Grace and Burgeo – LaPoile Districts
Minister announces funding for Grand Concourse Authority

August 11
Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador partner to fund highway rehabilitation

August 12
Minister addresses road construction and maintenance in Humber East and Bay of Islands districts

Minister announces contract for road work at Clinch Crescent in St. John’s North District

August 16
Minister addresses repairs on Route 440

August 19
Minister announces Labrador West district to receive crushed gravel

August 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to host meeting of Atlantic Transportation Ministers

August 25
Minister addresses tender calls and completion of road projects under provincial roads program

Minister welcomes Atlantic Transportation Ministers to Lewisporte

August 26
Minister addresses road projects in Grand Bank District and discusses carryover road work under provincial roads programs

August 29
Minister announces road projects for Exploits District

August 30
Grace Hospital to receive environmental remediation

September

September 1
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Bonavista South

Construction to continue on Clinch Crescent
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Cape St. Francis District

September 2
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in St. Barbe District

September 8
Minister provides information on status of Little Bay Islands ferry service

September 9
Minister announces awarding of contract for continued work on Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway

NOTE TO EDITORS: Ground-breaking ceremony for long term care facility, Clarenville

September 12
Site preparation to begin for Clarenville long-term care facility

September 13
Minister visits construction site of Trans Labrador Highway

Minister provides update on province’s ferry operations

September 14
Road projects announced for Terra Nova District

September 15
Minister clarifies on plans for the Bell Island and Fogo Island ferry services

September 16
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Placentia and St. Mary’s

Minister addresses reports on Labrador transportation
NOTE TO EDITORS: Department provides details on placement of election signs

September 19
Minister announces that ferry rates will be made consistent for the transport of fuel

NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to attend transportation meetings

September 20
Consultant selected for vessel replacement strategy

Minister announces awarding of contract for road improvements in Conception Bay East and Bell Island

September 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: MV Sound of Islay servicing Long Island – Pilley’s Island

Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Humber West

September 23
Council of Ministers responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety - National Highway System expansion announced   (Version française)

Minister achieves additions to the national highway system

September 26
Minister says government will meet its commitments regarding vessel replacement

September 27
Minister announces awarding of contracts for government’s local and long distance telephone services

September 28
Awarding of contracts for work on Trans Labrador Highway
Awarding of contract for road work in Bonavista North
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to assess roads on west coast

September 30
Government examining options for building ferries in this province

Contract awarded for Corner Brook long-term care facility

October

October 6
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Gander District

October 7
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Trinity-Bay de Verde

Transportation depot to be constructed along Trans Labrador Highway

October 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: MV Inch Arran takes over ferry service at Long Island

October 11
Minister announces contract for road work in Port au Port District
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in St. George’s-Stephenville East

October 12
Minister announces awarding of contract for upgrades to Route 230

Contract awarded for demolition of portions of the former Grace Hospital

October 13
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Burin-Placentia West District

October 14
Contract awarded for rehabilitation of Trans Canada Highway between Manuel’s Interchange and Thomas’s Pond

Contract awarded for rehabilitation of Trans Canada Highway between Holyrood Interchange and the Salmonier Line Interchange

October 18
Minister advises of closure dates for the Labrador shipping season
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in the Straits and White Bay North District

October 19
Minister says occupational health and safety issues are being addressed

October 20
Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Trinity North

Minister announces awarding of contract for road work in Humber East
NOTE TO EDITORS:  MV Island Joiner takes over ferry service at Long Island

October 22
Minister says RCMP should address concerns through appropriate channels

October 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Vessel reconfiguration is in progress

October 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Blasting to be carried out at wharf in Portugal Cove

October 26
Ceremonial sod turning for Corner Brook long-term care facility

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Update on vessel reconfiguration

October 27
Minister awards contract for completion of final stages of Bifurcation Road

October 28
Minister says Bell Island well served by ferries

NOTE TO EDITORS:  MV Beaumont Hamel currently operating on increased schedule  for Fogo Island – Change Islands ferry service

October 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: MV Nonia currently operating on Portugal Cove – Bell Island run

November

November 1
Contract extension announced for MV Northern Ranger

November 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: MV Nonia to get ramp extension
NOTE TO EDITORS: Work on Trans Canada Highway to begin next week

November 9
Cancer clinic at Grand Falls-Windsor moving ahead on schedule

November 16
Minister says department well prepared for winter maintenance

November 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, Subject: Provincial Roads Program

November 23
Funding pre-approved for Provincial Roads Program to ensure early start

November 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Christmas Lights Across Canada Ceremony 2005

December

December 1
Ministerial Statement - Christmas Lights Across Canada Ceremony
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, December 2   Subject: Provincial highway sign campaign

December 2
New highway signs encourage seatbelt usage

December 5
Snow Means Slow campaign launched

Minister clarifies National Highway System designation

December 12
Ministerial Statement - Trans-Labrador Highway

December 13
New Corner Brook long-term care facility to be province’s first “Green Building”

December 14
Minister provides extension to MV Apollo ferry service

December 15
Province replaces 10 per cent of winter maintenance fleet

December 16
Road and bridge improvements announced for Lewisporte district

Road improvements announced for Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune
MV Apollo schedule changed for December 22 only

December 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Dedication of the Veterans Memorial Highway sign

December 22
Political parties reminded of rules for placement of election signs

December 28
Motorists urged to be prepared for winter’s worst


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