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:
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.
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