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Transportation and Works
June 6, 2011

Bridge Work Bound for Burin Peninsula

Route 210, the Burin Peninsula Highway, will benefit from major bridge work this construction season as the Provincial Government continues to roll out its unprecedented multi-year infrastructure strategy valued at more than $5 billion.

“As we continue to build and maintain important public infrastructure, we are making sound investments that will serve residents and businesses in our province for many years to come,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “Our bridges are critical components of our road transportation network and we are committed to ensuring they continue to link our people and our communities.”

The bridge work to be completed on Route 210 is divided into two tenders. The first tender is for the replacement of the Rattle Brook Bridge which was damaged during Hurricane Igor last September. The second tender is for the rehabilitation of the Southwest Arm and Famine Brook bridges. Rehabilitation work will include, but is not limited to, resurfacing of the bridge decks and curbs and the installation of new steel bridge rail systems.

“I am very pleased to see that these important projects will take place this summer,” said the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and MHA for Burin - Placentia West. “These bridges are very important to the transportation system in the region and the replacement of Rattle Brook Bridge and the rehabilitation of the other two bridges is certainly welcome work which shows our government’s continued commitment to road infrastructure throughout this province.”

“It is welcome news that maintenance of our highway will continue this summer with these three significant bridge projects in our region,” said the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and MHA for Grand Bank. “People who live in our region travel this highway and cross these bridges regularly and ensuring our roads and bridges are kept in good condition for those travellers is a priority for this government.”

Budget 2011 Standing Strong: For Prosperity. For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador provides funding of $216.4 million for road and bridge improvements, supplemented by an additional $35.2 million in Federal Government funding, providing for a total road and bridge investment in 2011-12 of $251.6 million.


Media contacts:

Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
Andrew Tobin
Executive Assistant to the
Honourable Clyde Jackman
MHA for Burin - Placentia West
Corey Parsons
Constituency Assistant to the
Honourable Darin King
MHA for Grand Bank


2011 06 06                                                                                   10:05 a.m.

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