Transportation and Works
February 13, 2007
Close to $2M Earmarked to Improve Roads in Burin-Placentia West
Safer, smoother roads are just around the corner in Burin-Placentia West.
The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced government will invest $1.96 million to improve roads in the area as part of its ongoing commitment to address the provincial infrastructure deficit and stimulate rural economies.
Government gave early approval of $60 million from the 2007-08 budget for the Provincial Roads Improvement Program this year - matching last yearís investment - once again enabling the tendering process and construction to begin earlier than usual.
"Last yearís pre-budget commitment allowed for the most effective roll-out ever of the Roads Improvement Program," said Minister Hickey.
"Virtually, all road work was completed as planned and therefore our innovative approach was embraced by the industry."
The following are the road improvements planned for Burin-Placentia West:
The Honourable Clyde Jackman, MHA said, "On behalf of my constituents, Iím quite pleased to see nearly $2 million invested in roads in Burin-Placentia West. Iím sure by the end of the summer, this significant investment will be quite evident to local motorists and visitors alike."
2007 02 13 9:55 a.m.
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