Transportation and Works
April 16, 2007
Ferryland Receives $2.3 Million for Road and Bridge Improvements
The Williams Government continues its substantial investment in transportation infrastructure in rural areas of the province.
The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced an investment of $2.3 million for road improvements in the district of Ferryland. "We have identified several projects for the Ferryland area this year," said Minister Hickey. "These upgrades will create improved highway conditions and provide the traveling public with a more pleasant driving experience."
This year, government will invest $66.5 million in the Provincial Roads Improvement Program.
The road projects planned for Ferryland are:
Keith Hutchings, MHA for the Ferryland District, said: "I am extremely pleased with this year�s funding allotment for my district. These road improvements will certainly provide motorists traveling in the District of Ferryland with a quality driving experience and will no doubt add to the continued economic development in the area."
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.
This is the second year of government�s six-year strategy for infrastructure improvements exceeding $2 billion.
2007 04 16 10:50 a.m.
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