Transportation and Works
November 3, 2016
Strengthening the Province's Transportation System
Public Invited to Provide Feedback on Province's Roads and Bridges
To help inform the development of a multi-year provincial roads plan, the Provincial Government is inviting the general public to identify sections of provincial roads and bridges that should be considered for inclusion via an online feedback form. The form can be accessed at www.roads.gov.nl.ca/multiyear_roads_plan.htm and will be open for comments from November 3-21.
"Users of the provincial road system have first-hand knowledge of road conditions. It is important to me as
minister, and us as a government, to extract that knowledge and use it to develop a sound, evidence-based
multi-year roads plan. I encourage residents to visit our website and contribute to this important initiative,
which will help strengthen roads throughout Newfoundland and Labrador."
- The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Transportation and Works
As part of the process, participants will be asked to identify their region, route name and number and the nearest municipality or landmark. They will then be asked to identify the type of issue they are experiencing on that section of road including infrastructure deterioration, roughness, rutting and other issues that affect their ability to comfortably use a road or bridge. These will be considered for the final plan.
"Developing a multi-year approach to road improvement projects provides much-needed clarity and timelines on
road work. It also holds the potential to better utilize available resources and allows for earlier tenders
so we can take full advantage of our province's short construction season."
- Minister Hawkins
Newfoundland and Labrador has approximately 10,000 kilometres of provincial roads. In 2016-17, the Provincial Government rehabilitated more than 250 lane kilometres of pavement while 15 bridges and 200 culverts were repaired or replaced.
- The Provincial Government is inviting residents to submit areas of provincial roads and bridges that should be repaired via an online feedback form.
- The data collected will be used to develop a multi-year roads plan.
- Developing a multi-year approach to road improvement projects provides much-needed clarity and timelines on road work.
- The online feedback form is available online at www.roads.gov.nl.ca/multiyear_roads_plan.htm.
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Media Relations Manager
Department of Transportation and Works
2016 11 03 10:15 a.m.