Transportation and Works
April 2, 2007

Road and Bridge Improvements Announced for Lake Melville

Roads and bridges in the Lake Melville area join the long list of provincial road-improvement projects for the upcoming construction season.

The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced an investment of $1.95 million for upgrades in the Lake Melville district.

"Government has once again shown its commitment to improving the transportation infrastructure throughout the province, and in particular Labrador," said Minister Hickey, MHA for Lake Melville. "Residents in Labrador will certainly welcome improvements to the highway system and will enjoy a smoother driving experience as a result of these much-needed enhancements."

The road projects planned for Lake Melville this year are:

  • Repairs to Goose River Bridge;
  • Upgrade Route 520, North West River Road;
  • Install a third lane on Hamilton River Road from the intersection of the Trans Labrador Highway to the College of the North Atlantic;
  • Supply and application of crushed gravel, Mud Lake Road.
  • This is the second year government has made a substantial investment of $60 million in the Provincial Roads Improvement Program and once again pre-approval of funding has been given before the construction season is set to begin.

    Government estimates the Provincial Roads Improvement Program creates 1,200 person years of employment, with 94 per cent of the work being done in rural areas.


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

    2007 04 02                                                    10:40 a.m.


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