Transportation and Works
May 7, 2007

Over $1.5 Million for Road and Bridge Improvements in Kilbride District

Driving conditions on Pitt�s Memorial Drive will be enhanced as a result of the 2007 Budget�s $66.5 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program. The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Transportation and Works, today announced an investment of more than $1.5 million for road and bridge improvements in the Kilbride area.

"Motorists have expressed their concerns regarding road conditions on Pitt�s Memorial Drive," said Minister Hickey. "We have recognized the need for repairs to this highway and have responded with this substantial investment."

This year, in the District of Kilbride, government will repair the South Brook Bridge, work which was carried over from the previous construction season, and will repair deteriorated areas of Route 2, Pitt�s Memorial Drive.

"I am very pleased with this investment in road improvements for my district," said John Dinn, MHA for the District of Kilbride. "I have no doubts that these enhancements will address concerns and create a better driving experience on Pitt�s Memorial Drive."

Government estimates the Provincial Roads Improvement Program creates 1,200 person years of employment. This is the second year of government�s six-year strategy for infrastructure improvements exceeding $2 billion.


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

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