February 6, 2006
(Transportation and Works)
Improved roads for Burin-Placentia West
Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced road and bridge work totaling over $2.14 million in Burin-Placentia West. The projects are funded under the 2006-07 Provincial Roads Improvement Program.
"These road and bridge improvements will make driving in these communities safer and more enjoyable for residents, the business community and tourists," said Minister Taylor.
"This is another example of government’s commitment to building a better transportation infrastructure throughout the province."
The work includes:
Clyde Jackman, MHA for Burin-Placentia West, says the announcement is indicative of government’s commitment to road infrastructure throughout the province.
"This significant investment in my district is certainly welcomed and is beneficial to all who use the roads in our area," said Mr. Jackman.
As part of the Provincial Roads Improvement Program, government has pre-committed $60 million in the 2006-07 budget, which includes $48.4 million in new money and $11.6 million carried over from the previous construction season.
Media contact: David Salter, Transportation and Works, (709) 729-3015, 691-3577
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