Transportation and Works
March 7, 2008

Ferryland Area Roads Receive $2 Million in Improvements

The Williams Government continues its unprecedented revitalization of the provincial road network with a $2 million investment in the Ferryland area.

The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today as part of the Provincial Government�s $73 million roads improvement program.

"This government is dedicated to providing safe and efficient transportation networks across the province," said Minister Whalen. "We are also dedicated to economic development in rural Newfoundland and Labrador which goes hand-in-hand with this type of infrastructure investment."

Road work planned for the Ferryland area includes:

  • Rehabilitating the Aquaforte River Bridge (carry over);
  • Replacing culverts at Gull Pond Brook and Beaver Brook, Route 13, and Duck Pond, Beaver Pond and Cross Cove Pond, Route 10; and,
  • Upgrading and resurfacing Route 10, from Spout Hill through Aquaforte towards Fermeuse.

"I am pleased with this investment in roads in the Ferryland area," said Keith Hutchings, MHA for Ferryland.  "These upgrading projects will continue to improve the region's road infrastructure, which is so vital in the daily lives of the residents and as well for the continued economic development of the region."

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 03 07                                                   10:10 a.m.

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