Transportation and Works
February 22, 2008

Roads in Burin-Placentia West to Receive $2 Million Upgrade

Motorists in Burin-Placentia West will be driving on roads infused with $2 million worth of improvements this summer.

The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today as part of the unprecedented $73 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program.

"Improving our provincial roads is a top priority for this government and we have a long way to go to get them where we�d like them to be," said Minister Whalen. "However, investments such as the one we are making today, are putting us on the right path."

Road work planned for Burin-Placentia West is:

  • Complete paving on Route 215, Petite Forte Road;
  • Resurface Route 210-21 from the intersection of Route 210 towards Rushoon;
  • Resurface section of Route 210-22, from Route 210 through Red Harbour, including culvert replacement near Wallace Rowe residence;
  • Complete paving on Route 210-23, Jean de Baie;
  • Construct turn around in Boat Harbour;
  • Upgrade walkways at Southeast Bight; and,
  • Pave section Marine Drive, Marystown

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, MHA for Burin Placentia West, said he is very pleased with the announcement. "For the past four years, Burin-Placentia West has seen improvements to the road system totaling more than $7 million," Minister Jackman said. "This year we see that level of support continued. Improving infrastructure has been a priority in the district and I feel confident that the progress being made will enhance the driving conditions for all motorists."

The Provincial Roads Improvement Program will create an estimated 1,400 person years of employment and is part of the Provincial Government�s infrastructure strategy, valued at more than $2 billion.


Media contact:

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

2008 02 22                                                      9:45 a.m.


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