Transportation and Works
March 18, 2008
Roads in the Lewisporte Area to Receive Over $2 Million in Upgrades
Addressing wheel-rutting and paving needs highlight road improvements slated for the Lewisporte area this construction season.
The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, announced today that the area will receive $2.2 million in upgrades as part of the 2008-09 Provincial Roads Improvement Program.
"No other government in the province�s history has put such a focus on improving transportation infrastructure as this government has," said Minister Whalen. "The record-setting funding for the Provincial Roads Improvement Program is proof of this commitment."
Road work planned for the Lewisporte region includes:
"I am very pleased with these road upgrades for my district," said Wade Verge, MHA for Lewisporte. "This significant investment clearly demonstrates the Provincial Government's commitment to ensuring the safety of those travelling on our roads."
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, valued at more than $2 billion.
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