Transportation and Works
March 9, 2007
$2 Million Headed for Roads in Bonavista South
Roads in Bonavista South will receive major repairs as government today announced an investment of $2 million to improve infrastructure in the area.
The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, says governmentís $60 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program is an investment in the provinceís transportation network and in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
"The vast majority of funds from our Roads Improvement Program will address needs in rural communities and create jobs in these areas," said Minister Hickey. "In fact we anticipate this program will create approximately 1,200 person years of employment."
This is the second year in a row that the Provincial Roads Improvement Program is valued at $60 million and announced prior to the budget. The early approval allows tendering and construction work to begin earlier than in past years.
The road improvements planned for Bonavista South area are:
Roger Fitzgerald, MHA for Bonavista South, said: "This significant funding is welcomed by everyone in my district and we look forward to experiencing the improvements first-hand during the summer."
2007 03 09 10:05 a.m.
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