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Transportation and Works
June 28, 2011

Road Work Announced for Central Newfoundland

Road work is set to begin in several areas throughout Central Newfoundland as the Department of Transportation and Works calls tenders for multiple paving projects.

“This government continues to roll out its record infrastructure strategy with many road work projects this summer,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “With these tenders, several communities in central Newfoundland will see new pavement on their roadways.”

One tender will see paving take place at various locations on Twillingate Island, New World Island and on a 3.1 kilometre section of Comfort Cove Road, Route 343.

“This investment in the roads of our region shows our government’s commitment to rural Newfoundland and Labrador,” said the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Business and MHA for The Isles of Notre Dame. “Maintaining good transportation infrastructure will benefit our communities and help to enhance our local economy.”

“This is good news for our residents,” said Wade Verge, MHA for Lewisporte. “Maintaining a strong road system is important for the travelling public, as well as for commercial traffic, allowing for goods and services to move effectively throughout this region.”

A second tender will include the pulverizing and paving of three kilometres of La Scie Highway, Route 414, recapping of two kilometres of Route 410, Fleur de Lys Road, 2.9 kilometres of Springdale Road, Route 390 and a three-kilometre section and various other sections of Little Bay Road, Route 392. The tender also provides for the recapping of various sections of Coffee Cove Road, Route 392-13, and other areas on the Baie Verte Peninsula.

“I welcome the news of this important investment in the transportation system in our area,” said Kevin Pollard, MHA for Baie Verte - Springdale. “This government continues to invest in roads and highways throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, which is a strong indication of its unwavering commitment to rural areas of this great province.”

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
Ross Kendall
Constituency Assistant to
Honourable Derrick Dalley
MHA for The Isles of Notre Dame
709-884-1226, 1-888-783-9990

Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
House of Assembly
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2011 06 28             11:55 a.m.

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