Transportation and Works
April 30, 2008
Invests $1 Million in Lake Melville Area Roads
The Provincial Government continues to make
significant investments in Labrador roads.
The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of
Transportation and Works, announced today that a section of Route 520,
North West River Road, will be upgraded and repaved, as well as the
application of crushed gravel on Mud Lake Road. The $1 million worth of
funding will come from the Provincial Government�s $73 million roads
improvement program, announced earlier this year as a part of Budget
"This government recognizes the importance of
continued upgrades to our transportation system," said Minister Whalen.
"Safer, quality roads not only make for a better driving experience for
residents and visitors, but are key to sustaining the province�s
In addition to funding under the Provincial Roads
Improvement Program, the province, along with the Federal Government,
will cost-share $25 million on a 50-50 basis to widen and hard surface a
section of the Trans Labrador Highway in this region.
"As we continue to implement the Northern Strategic
Plan for Labrador, this government will invest unprecedented amounts
into road infrastructure," said the Honourable John Hickey, MHA for Lake
Melville. "The people who travel throughout central Labrador can be
assured we will continue this investment to improve and enhance our
roads that are an essential piece of our transportation infrastructure."
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 $3
billion. As part of Budget 2008, the Williams Government will invest
$375 million in transportation infrastructure, including $91.8 million
in cost-shared agreements.
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2008 04 30