Transportation and Works
February 28, 2008

Government Invests More Than $1 Million in Port de Grave Area Roads

Motorists in the Port de Grave area are the latest beneficiaries of the Provincial Government�s record-setting, $73 million roads improvement program.

The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, announced today that $1.1 million worth of road improvements are slated for the region.

"This government is pleased to provide this essential funding for the transportation network in the Port de Grave area," said Minister Whalen. "As a government, we are keenly aware of the impact transportation issues have on rural Newfoundland and Labrador communities and that is why the vast majority of funding from the Provincial Roads Improvement program is being invested in rural parts of the province."

Road projects for Port de Grave area are:

  • Rut repairs Trans Canada Highway;
  • Improvements to the storm sewer system at Upper Island Cove;
  • Upgrade and resurface section of New Harbour Barrens; and,
  • Upgrade and resurface section of Route 71, Hodgewater Line, from the CBN Bypass, towards Route 70.

Additionally, as announced last August, the Provincial Government will invest $1.5 to replace the Arney�s Pond Bridge that was destroyed by Tropical Storm Chantal.

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.


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

2008 02 28                                                    12:10 p.m.

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