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Transportation and Works
February 25, 2008

New Bridge and Better Road Ahead for Humber Valley

Completion of the Nicholsville Bridge highlights $2.5 million worth of transportation improvements slated for Humber Valley this summer.

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 program.

"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 delivering."

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 billion.

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."


Media contact:

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

2008 02 25                                                    9:55 a.m.

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