Transportation and Works
February 19, 2007

Cape St. Francis Will Receive $1.6M for Road Improvements

Motorists will be able to access the scenic communities of the Cape St. Francis area a little easier this year.

The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced an investment of $1.6 million for road improvements in the area. This is another example of government�s ongoing commitment to improve transportation infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

"A safe, reliable transportation system has been, and continues to be, a top priority for this government," said Minister Hickey.

"Once again, government has been given pre-budget approval to invest $60 million for the Provincial Roads Improvement Program, as we endeavour to bring our roads to an acceptable level."

The road improvement projects planned for Cape St. Francis are:

Complete the upgrading and paving of Wind Gap Road, Flatrock;

Upgrade and resurface Route 20, Meeting House Road to Satellite Road, Pouch Cove;

Upgrade and resurface Route 20, Flatrock Town Hall to Picco�s Brook Bridge;

Upgrade and resurface Route 20, Gallows Cove Road to Lower Road, including improvements to intersection with Route 21, Bauline Line.

The Honourable Jack Byrne, MHA for the District of Cape St. Francis, said: "I am extremely pleased with this substantial investment in road improvements for my district. Safe, dependable roads are very important to our motorists, and I will continue to work with Minister Hickey to address the infrastructure needs of Cape St. Francis."


Media contact:
David Salter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577

2007 02 19                                                     10:45 a.m.


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