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Transportation and Works
February 16, 2010

Burin Peninsula Highway to Receive Significant Upgrades

The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced that a tender has been called for roadwork on the Burin Peninsula Highway.

“I am pleased to be able to announce the tender for the first paving project for this coming construction season,” said Minister Hedderson. “For the past number of years, we have been calling tenders as early as possible in order to make the most of the construction season. We intend to continue this trend this year and I look forward to announcing, in the coming weeks and months, even more roadwork that will benefit people throughout the province.”

The tender is for upgrading and repaving 8.9 kilometres of Route 210, Burin Peninsula Highway, from the Trans Canada Highway towards North Harbour. The project will be cost-shared 50/50 between the Provincial and Federal Governments under the federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

“This is great news, not only for people in the area, but for anyone travelling the Burin Peninsula Highway,” said Calvin Peach, MHA for Bellevue. “This is a heavily travelled section of highway that serves many residents and tourists each year. Investments in major trunk roads help to improve access to, and boost the economies of, rural regions within our province.”

Highway upgrades are part of the Williams Government’s overall infrastructure program valued at more than $4 billion over the next several years and which includes investments in healthcare, education, justice, social housing, transportation, municipal and other provincial infrastructure.

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Media contacts:

Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
rogerscaplen@gov.nl.ca
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424
donnaivey@gov.nl.ca

2010 02 16                                                   10:30 a.m.
 


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