Transportation and Works
April 16, 2007

Ferryland Receives $2.3 Million for Road and Bridge Improvements

The Williams Government continues its substantial investment in transportation infrastructure in rural areas of the province.

The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced an investment of $2.3 million for road improvements in the district of Ferryland. "We have identified several projects for the Ferryland area this year," said Minister Hickey. "These upgrades will create improved highway conditions and provide the traveling public with a more pleasant driving experience."

This year, government will invest $66.5 million in the Provincial Roads Improvement Program.

The road projects planned for Ferryland are:

  • Upgrade and resurface 500m access road in Renews (carry over);
  • Replace existing culverts, Route 10 at Peytonís Pond and Bear Cove;
  • Rehabilitate Aquaforte River Bridge, Route 10;
  • Upgrade and resurface from Bay Bulls Bridge, north towards St. Johnís;
  • Upgrade and resurface section of Route 10 from Trepassey Stadium proceeding south;
  • Upgrade and repave Harbour Road, Renews;
  • Resurface Track Road, Mobile;
  • Upgrade and resurface/pave School Road and Alex Powerís Road, Tors Cove.
  • Keith Hutchings, MHA for the Ferryland District, said: "I am extremely pleased with this yearís funding allotment for my district. These road improvements will certainly provide motorists traveling in the District of Ferryland with a quality driving experience and will no doubt add to the continued economic development in the area."

    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 is the second year of governmentís six-year strategy for infrastructure improvements exceeding $2 billion.

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    Media contact:
    Tanya Simms
    Communications Specialist
    Department of Transportation and Works
    709-729-1758, 693-4908
    TanyaSimms@gov.nl.ca

    2007 04 16                                                      10:50 a.m.

     


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