(Transportation and Works)
Investing in Infrastructure: Better roads for Bonavista North
Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced a $2.77
million investment to enhance roads in the Bonavista North area as part
of government’s ongoing commitment to improve infrastructure and
stimulate the economy in rural
for these projects is made available under the $60 million Provincial
Roads Improvement Program.
government is committed to quality infrastructure investment,” said
Minister Taylor. “Improving transportation infrastructure in regions
such as Bonavista North will impact the local economy, part of our
strategy to provide much-needed employment in rural areas.”
road and bridge improvements planned for the Bonavista North area
include some carryover work from last season and are as follows:
North MHA, Harry Harding said: “The announcement of funds for the
District of Bonavista North under the Provincial Roads Improvement
Program is certainly welcomed news. This funding will allow for
significant road improvements, in addition to bridge and culvert work,
to be carried out throughout the area.”
total, government will invest $300 million for infrastructure
development this year, the first of a six-year, $2 billion
infrastructure modernization strategy that will generate more than 4,500
full-time equivalent jobs.
The Provincial Roads
Improvement Program has doubled in value from $30 million in 2004-05 to
$60 million in 2006-07.
contact: David Salter, Communications, (709) 729-3015, 691-3577
2006 04 18
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