June 17, 2004
(Transportation and Works)


Road work announced for Humber West District

Premier Danny Williams, MHA for the District of Humber West and Tom Rideout, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced road work for the district under the provincial roads program.

"I am pleased to announce that government has allotted $80,000 to complete the replacement of the Pinchgut Brook Bridge in the District of Humber West," said Premier Williams. "This is part of government�s overall commitment to a safe and reliable provincial infrastructure. Funding for this project will come out of the $30 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program announced in this year�s provincial budget."

"The 2004-05 provincial budget allocated $30 million for the improvement and construction of provincial roads, a $7 million increase over the previous year," said Minister Rideout. "This roads program also delivers on government�s commitment to preventative maintenance, as outlined in the 2004 Speech from the Throne. It does this by focusing on the rehabilitation and replacement of bridges, as well as the maintenance and upgrading of highways throughout the province."

Media contact: Lori Lee Oates, Communications, (709) 729-3015

2004 06 17                                      10:50 a.m.

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