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Transportation and Works
June 14, 2011

Roadwork Rolls Out in Central Newfoundland

Five roadways in Central Newfoundland will see improvements this construction season.

“Several kilometres of roads in this region will be improved a result of this tender,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “Roads in rural areas of the province are a vital link between people and communities and we are pleased to be able to announce this work this construction season.”

This tender provides for the pulverizing and paving of:

This tender also provides for the recapping of various sections of Brighton Road, Route 380-16.

“Our highways are so important to the way we live and do business in our communities,” said the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans. “Our government continues to invest in transportation infrastructure in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.”

“These road improvements show this government’s commitment to strengthening transportation links in rural regions of this province,” said Ray Hunter, MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Green Bay South. “The work completed as a result of this tender will help lead to improve roads and highways in our communities.”

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, for a total road and bridge investment in 2011-12 of $251.6 million.

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Media contacts:

Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
Nancy Dawe
Constituency Assistant for the
Honourable Susan Sullivan
MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2011 06 14                                                                                10:25 a.m.

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