Transportation and Works
May 1, 2008

Better Driving Awaits Motorists in the Harbour Main Region

The Williams Government continues its commitment to enhance the province�s transportation infrastructure with the investment of $2 million for the Harbour Main area.

The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today. The project is funded by the Provincial Roads Improvement Program, which was announced earlier this year as part of Budget 2008.

"This year our government set aside $73 million to improve roads throughout the province," said Minister Whalen. "That funding represents our unwavering dedication to providing the motoring public with safe, reliable transportation infrastructure."

The planned road work for the Harbour Main region is as follows:

Resurface a section of Route 60, Harbour Main (carry over);

Replace the deck on Mahers River Bridge, Route 60, Holyrood;

Replace Maloney�s River Bridge, Route 60, in Harbour Main, with a culvert;

Replace the culvert at Seal Cove Brook, Route 60;

Upgrade and pave Colliers Harbour Drive;

Upgrade and pave Chapel�s Cove Road; and,

Upgrade and pave Route 60 from the intersection of Chapel�s Cove Road in Lakeview towards Holyrood.

In addition to the funding under the Provincial Roads Improvement Program, the province and the Federal Government will cost-share $1.7 million, on a 50-50 basis, to repair rutting on the Trans-Canada Highway, from Salmonier Line to Whitbourne.

"I am delighted that this government is continuing its commitment to improving the roads for the motoring public," said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, MHA for Harbour Main. "This $2 million will allow substantial upgrading of the road system making travelling in the area much safer and will benefit the constituents in the district of Harbour Main."

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. A total of $375 million will be invested in provincial transportation infrastructure this year, including $91.8 million in cost-shared agreements.


Media contact:
David Salter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577 

2008 05 01                                                      9:50 a.m.

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