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:
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.
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