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Transportation and Works
June 17, 2011

Culvert Work Announced for Bellevue

Areas in Bellevue will undergo culvert clearing and replacement work this construction season as the Provincial Government continues an aggressive infrastructure investment strategy.

“This repair and replacement work will address areas damaged by Hurricane Igor,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “It is important to maintain a high level of quality in our roadwork and upon completion this work will ensure our transportation infrastructure is strengthened in this region.”

The tender provides for the removal of debris from the Come by Chance River Bridge inlet area on the Trans Canada Highway and at a number of culverts on Route 210. The design and installation of a new culvert at North Harbour on Route 210-11 is also included, as well as the replacement of culverts at two sections of Route 210, Swift Current.

“Culverts are an important part of the road and highway system and the work in this tender will ensure these areas in our region are repaired and maintained,” said Calvin Peach, MHA for Bellevue. “This investment in our roadways shows our government’s commitment to safe and secure highway infrastructure.”

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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Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2011 06 17                                                                              1:30 p.m.

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