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Transportation and Works
July 27, 2011

Improvements to Hit the Highway in Placentia - St. Mary’s Region

Highway improvements are set to begin in the Placentia - St. Mary’s region as the Provincial Government calls two tenders for roadwork in the area.

“Our infrastructure investments are providing benefits to people and communities all around the province,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “Through our ongoing multi-year infrastructure strategy, currently valued at more than $5 billion, we are creating jobs and helping to strengthen our economy.”

The first tender is for the paving of approximately 2.75 kilometres of Route 102, Ship Harbour Road, between Fox Harbour and Ship Harbour.

The second tender calls for upgrading of approximately four kilometres of Route 81, Markland Road, and the supply and installation of a large culvert at Halfway Brook on Route 100 between Little Barasway and Great Barasway.

“These projects are part of the ongoing road improvements in the region and they address two specific needs that have been priorities for some time,” said the Honourable Felix Collins, Minister of Justice and Attorney General and MHA for Placentia - St. Mary’s. “This work will be welcome news to those who travel these roads on a regular basis.”

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
Anita Hynes
Executive Assistant to the
Honourable Felix Collins
MHA Placentia-St. Mary’s

2011 07 27                                                                            10:40 a.m.

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