Transportation and Works
May 7, 2008
Trinity North Region to Benefit from $3 Million in Road Work
The investment of $3 million in the Trinity North area will result in significant upgrades to roads this construction season. The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today, under the Provincial Roads Improvement Program.
"The Provincial Roads Improvement Program is a tremendous opportunity for this government to make the necessary upgrades to roads throughout the province," said Minister Whalen. "This unprecedented funding, which was announced earlier this year as part of Budget 2008, allows us to provide reliable roads for residents and tourists alike."
The planned road work for the Trinity North area is:
In addition to funding under the Provincial Roads Improvement Program, the province and the Federal Government will cost share $2.5 million, on a 50-50 basis, to resurface a section of the Trans-Canada Highway, from Manitoba Drive, in Clarenville to Thorburn Lake.
"This latest investment by our government in road upgrades for this region is a substantial one," said the Honourable Ross Wiseman, MHA for Trinity North. "It will result in an improved driving experience for residents of my district as well as for the many tourists from our province and beyond who will vacation in the area in the coming months."
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 improvements, associated expenditures, public buildings and water bombers this year, including $91.8 million in cost-shared agreements.
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