Transportation and Works
March 27, 2007

Better Roads and Bridges on the Horizon in Bellevue Area

Government will invest $750,000 to improve roads and bridges in the Bellevue area. The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the Provincial Roads Improvement Program announcement today.

This marks the second consecutive year government will invest $60 million in the program, prior to the budget. Government estimates the Provincial Roads Improvement Program creates 1,200 person years of employment, with 94 per cent of the work being done in rural areas.

“This government’s commitment to improving the province’s infrastructure deficit cannot be denied,” said Minister Hickey. “Also, this program focuses heavily on rural Newfoundland and Labrador and has a significant impact on these economies.”

This year in the Bellevue area, government will rehabilitate both Black River Bridge and North Harbour River Bridge on Route 210, and will resurface a section of Route 201, Chapel Arm.

In addition, another $1.25 million has been allocated to replace the Come By Chance River Bridge under the Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund. This project is cost-shared 50-50 with the federal government.

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Media contact:
David Salter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577
davidsalter@gov.nl.ca

2007 03 27                                 9:45 a.m.


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