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Transportation and Works
June 22, 2010

Roadwork Rolling into Central Region

Provincial road infrastructure improvements continue as the Williams Government rolls out its Provincial Infrastructure Strategy. The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced that a tender has been called for roadwork in the Central region.

"With the calling of this tender, we take another step forward toward infrastructure renewal," said Minster Hedderson. "Road and bridge improvements are an important part of this year’s record $1 billion infrastructure budget which will create jobs and help to strengthen our province’s economy."

The tender calls for the pulverizing and paving of approximately 2.2 kilometres of the Buchans Road and 1.5 kilometres of the local road in Millertown.

"The work to be completed as a result of this tender will be of great benefit to people in the region," said the Honourable Susan Sullivan, MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans. "Our government has been making substantial investments in the central region and this is the latest example of our commitment to this area of the province."

Also included in this tender is the pulverizing and paving of approximately 3.6 kilometres of the Port Anson Road, recapping sections of the Brighton Road and slope stabilization work on Route 380 on Pilley’s Island.

"Our government is continuing to make strategic investments in our province’s transportation network, particularly in rural areas," said Ray Hunter, MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South. "These improvements will mean a safer and more enjoyable driving experience for all who travel these sections of road."

Budget 2010: The Right Investments – For Our Children and Our Future provides $177.7 million in Provincial Government funding for road and bridge expenditures throughout the province. This funding will be supplemented by an additional $57.9 million in Federal Government funding for a total road and bridge investment of $235.6 million in 2010-11. The Provincial Government’s overall infrastructure strategy includes investments in municipalities, healthcare, education, justice, social housing, transportation, and environment and conservation.

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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 
Shelley Abbott
Executive Assistant to
Hon. Susan Sullivan, MHA
Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans
709-729-1989
shelleyabbott@gov.nl.ca 
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424
donnaivey@gov.nl.ca
 

2010 06 22                                                      11:00 a.m.
 


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