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.
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2007 03 27