Transportation and Works
May 8, 2008
Bellevue Area Latest to Benefit from Provincial Roads Program
Repairs to bridges and culverts underscore $2.5 million in road work destined for the Bellevue region this construction season. The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, made the announcement today under the $73 million Provincial Roads Improvement Program, part of Budget 2008.
"This year�s provincial roads funding is an excellent example of the Williams Government�s steadfast commitment to strategic investment in transportation infrastructure," said Minister Whalen. "I�m proud to say this government is investing in roads like none other in the province�s history."
Road work planned for the Bellevue area is:
"This year's funding of $2.5 million recognizes the need for road repairs in the Bellevue area," said Bellevue MHA Calvin Peach. "It shows a commitment by the Williams Government to the residents of the region, and concern for the safety of motorists travelling 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 $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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