Transportation and Works
February 25, 2008
and Better Road Ahead for Humber Valley
Completion of the Nicholsville Bridge highlights $2.5
million worth of transportation improvements slated for Humber Valley
The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of
Transportation and Works, made the announcement today as part of the
Provincial Government�s unprecedented $73 million roads improvement
"The projects we are announcing today will benefit all
motorists in the Humber Valley region, particularly those in the
Nicholsville area," said Minister Whalen. "We promised the people of
Nicholsville a new bridge, they have been patient, and we are
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, worth more than $2
Completion of the Nicholsville Bridge will be
cost-shared on a 50-50 basis with the Department of Municipal Affairs.
Other work slated for the Humber Valley is the upgrading and repaving of
Route 420, Sop's Arm to Jackson's Arm.
Additionally, in work carried over from last year,
expansion joints will be replaced on the Howley Bridge, Route 401, and
repairs will continue to armour stone on the Main River Bridge, Sop�s
Arm, Route 420.
"Our government is following through on our commitment
to the people of Nicholsville, and I am extremely pleased to see we are
completing that bridge and repairing the others," said Darryl Kelly, MHA
for Humber Valley. "These projects, along with the significant
investment in paving in the White Bay area, will contribute to the
safety and convenience of those traveling within these communities."