Transportation and Works
May 10, 2007

$800,000 Announced for Road Improvements in Topsail Area

The Williams Government continues to improve roads throughout the province, targeting Topsail today as part of the $66.5 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program under Budget 2007. The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, announced an investment of $800,000 for upgrades in the area.

"Government recognizes the importance of providing motorists with quality roads which is why we have made such a substantial investment in this program," said Minister Hickey. "Investing in transportation infrastructure not only enhances driving conditions, but also creates employment opportunities and encourages economic growth."

This year, in the Topsail District, government will repair the Manuels River Bridge on Route 60, which was deferred from the previous construction season, and will upgrade and resurface a section of Route 60 from Spruce Hill Road towards Paradise.

"This is good news for residents and visitors in my district," said Elizabeth Marshall, MHA for the District of Topsail. "These road improvements will no doubt make this highway safer and more reliable and provide motorists with an all-around better driving experience."

Government estimates the Provincial Roads Improvement Program creates 1,200 person years of employment. This is the second year of government’s six-year strategy for infrastructure improvements exceeding $2 billion.

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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 05 10                                             10:45 a.m.

 


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