Transportation and Works
April 15, 2008
Nearly $2 Million Set Aside on Roads in Exploits Area
The Williams Government continues to put into action its Provincial Roads Improvement Program with the investment of $1.85 million for road work in the Exploits region. The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today as part of this year�s $73 million effort to improve the province�s roads.
"This government knows the importance of providing safe, smooth roads for not only residents, but tourists as well," said Minister Whalen. "That�s why we are so steadfast in our commitment to upgrade the transportation network across the province."
Road work planned for the Exploits area includes;
Clayton Forsey, MHA for Exploits, says he welcomes the significant investment in infrastructure for his district. "I know the residents in my district will be pleased with this investment. Safe driving conditions are very important to them and with the increase in tourism activity, these improvements will provide better access to the communities for tourists."
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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