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Transportation and Works
March 10, 2010

Road Upgrades Continue to Roll Out

Motorists travelling along Routes 330 and 331 in the Bonavista North and Lewisporte areas will soon experience safer and more driver friendly roads thanks to a tender call for upcoming roadwork that was announced today.

“Continued investment into road infrastructure is a cornerstone of the Williams Government’s unwavering commitment to improving infrastructure throughout the province,” said The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “The improvements to these sections of highway will further enhance the driving experience for all residents in these areas as well as for the increasing number of visitors exploring our beautiful province.”

The tender is for upgrading and repaving of approximately 13 kilometres of Route 330, between Pine Pond Pit and Musgrave Harbour and a section of Route 331, between the intersection with Route 330 at George’s Point and the Horwood intersection. These projects will be cost-shared 50/50 between the Provincial and Federal Governments under the federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

“This is great news for the people of Bonavista North and all users of our road system,” said Harry Harding, MHA for Bonavista North. “A great deal of work has been done on Route 330 over the past several years and I am pleased to see continued improvements to this important regional highway.”

“Increased tourism activity in this area is putting more people on our roads every year,” said Wade Verge, MHA for Lewisporte. “Having a reliable and safe transportation system gives everyone peace of mind, whether they are travelling to work or school, or taking in the wonders of our great province.”

Improving the province’s highways is one aspect of the Williams Government’s overall infrastructure program valued at more than $4 billion over the next several years 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 03 10                             10:55 a.m.
 


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