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Transportation and Works
July 26, 2012

New Pavement Between Cuslett and St. Bride’s

The 2012 Provincial Road Improvement Program continues to roll out across the province with new pavement placed between the communities of Cuslett and St. Bride’s on the Cape Shore.

“This work is another example of how our annual road improvement program is maintaining important transportation links for rural communities,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “The Provincial Government maintains more than 9,000 kilometres of road, and is committed to maintaining the sections that connect smaller municipalities to vital services.”

The Department of Transportation and Works recently called a tender to pulverize and repave 1.7 kilometres of Route 100, which runs between the two communities.

“This road work will significantly benefit area residents, and so I am pleased it will be completed this year,” said the Honourable Felix Collins, Minister of Justice and MHA for Placentia - St. Mary’s. “Rural roads are important to the social and economic well being of the people who depend on them, and that is why the Provincial Government makes this kind of work a priority.”

Budget 2012: People and Prosperity provides $165.1 million to enhance provincial road and bridge infrastructure, including $60.1 million in continued investment in the Provincial Roads Improvement Program. This investment is supplemented by $60 million in Federal Government funding, for a total investment in 2012-13 of $225.1 million.

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Media contacts:

Jason Card
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 699-0470
Margaret Craniford
Constituency Assistant to the
Honourable Felix Collins
MHA for Placentia - St. Mary’s

2012 07 26             2:15 p.m.

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