Transportation and Works
March 26, 2007
Over $2 Million En Route to Roads in Humber East
Roads in Humber East will receive $2.125
million worth of improvements this summer as part of the province�s $60
million Provincial Roads Improvement Program. The Honourable John
Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement
�Not only are we improving roads throughout the province with this
program, we are creating 1,200 person years of employment and 94 per
cent of the work is being done in rural areas,� said Minister Hickey.
It marks the second year in a row that government has made a pre-budget
contribution of $60 million to improve provincial roads. The early
funding allows the work to commence earlier than in previous years.
In Humber East, government will invest $1.75 million to repair rutting
on the Trans Canada Highway between Pasadena and Corner Brook and
$375,000 to make repairs to the Humber Road Overpass on the Lewin
Parkway, Corner Brook.
In addition, $500,000 will be spent to repair the retaining wall near
Shellbird Island and $200,000 to continue construction of the
interchange at Little Rapids. These projects are cost-shared with the
federal government under the Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund (C-SIF).
The Honourable Tom Marshall, MHA for Humber East, is pleased with these
significant infrastructure improvements. "A number of residents of the
district have expressed concerns to me regarding the rutting problems on
the Trans Canada Highway between Pasadena and Corner Brook,� said
Minister Marshall. �Last season, we were able to complete repairs to
approximately 10 kilometres on this section of highway. This additional
funding will ensure we are able to complete the necessary upgrades on
this heavily-traveled, four-lane divided highway and provide a more
pleasant driving experience for the traveling public.�
"The Lewin Parkway is the main artery into the City of Corner Brook and
the repairs to the Humber Road Overpass is certainly welcome news to
residents and visitors alike. The bottom line is accessing communities
in Humber East will be made easier by this announcement which is great
news," concluded Minister Marshall.
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2007 03 26