Transportation and Works
November 3, 2017
Public Invited to Provide Input on Province's Highways and Bridges
The Provincial Government is inviting the general public to identify sections of provincial highways and bridges that should be considered for the second year of its Five-year Provincial Roads Plan.
Government is also asking motorists impacted by this year’s night time road construction pilot project for feedback.
Released in January, the Five-year Provincial Roads Plan outlines a list of projects to be completed each year through 2021-22. Projects are ranked based on factors such as safety, traffic volumes, socio-economic impacts, evidence and input from the general public and the department’s engineers.
For next year’s construction season, which is the second year of the plan, 75 per cent of projects have already been outlined. The plan’s flexibility though allows for new projects to be added so that road conditions that have deteriorated more than anticipated in the past year and new issues identified by the public, can be addressed in a timely manner. Projects planned for future years may also be started sooner than anticipated, if necessary.
Participants will be asked to identify their region, route name and number and the nearest municipality or landmark, followed by the type of issue they are experiencing. The form can be accessed at www.engagenl.ca/ and will be open for input from November 3-21.
This is the second year in a row that the department has consulted with residents to prioritize road improvement projects. The department received more than 560 submissions during the first consultation a year ago.
“The projects that we include in our Five-year Provincial Roads Plan are based on evidence and reflect the assessments of our engineers and input from the general public. This consultation is an excellent opportunity for residents to let government know which road conditions and projects are most important to them so that we can consider them for the second year of our five-year plan.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works
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Government Announces Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan Developed through Evidence-based Planning - www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/tw/0131n01.aspx
November, 2016: Public Invited to Provide Feedback on Province's Roads and Bridges - www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2016/tw/1103n01.aspx
Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan - 2017 Edition - www.tw.gov.nl.ca/TenderingandContracts/PDF/5yearplan.pdf
Transportation and Works
2017 11 03 12:15 p.m.