Transportation and Works
March 11, 2008

Over $2 Million Destined for Roads in Trinity-Bay de Verde

Fresh pavement will greet motorists in the Trinity-Bay de Verde area this summer, as $2.3 million in road upgrades are on the way.

The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today as part of the Provincial Roads Improvement Program. The 2008-09 program is valued at an unparalleled $73 million.

"This is another example of government's on-going commitment to strategic investment in our roads infrastructure," said Minister Whalen. "It also illustrates our dedication to the development of rural Newfoundland and Labrador."

Road work planned for the Trinity-Bay de Verde area includes:

  • Complete deck overlay, Salmon Cove Pond Bridge, Route 70;
  • Resurface section of Route 70 in Salmon Cove;
  • Resurface section of Route 70 in Bay de Verde;
  • Replace Old Perlican Brook Bridge with pipe and upgrade/pave a section of Route 70;
  • Resurface section of Route 80, Lead Cove towards Old Perlican;
  • Upgrade and pave section of Grates Cove; and,
  • Upgrade and pave several local roads.
  • "Our infrastructure is a very important aspect of life in our communities," said the Honourable Charlene Johnson, MHA for Trinity-Bay de Verde. "This funding announcement is consistent with this government�s continuing commitment to provide and maintain quality rural infrastructure, and will benefit residents and local businesses."

    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 11                                                   9:55 a.m.


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