Transportation and Works
August 18, 2008

Media Advisory: Minister to View Highway Damage Near Gambo

The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Transportation and Works, will travel to the central region today to view the impact the recent heavy rainfall has had on the Trans Canada Highway near the Joey�s Lookout in the Town of Gambo area.

Minister Whalen will arrive in the area at approximately 1 p.m.

Currently, the highway between the towns of Gander and Gambo remains closed as Transporation and Works crews continue to assess the damage. Motorists are advised to continue to use the Bonavista North Loop.

Further updates will be provided should the situation change.

Meanwhile, the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, will represent the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador at the ceremony today to rename the Habour Grace access road Jamie�s Way. The road is being named in honour of Jamie Korab, member of Team Gushue, the 2006 Olympic Gold Medal Champions in men�s curling.

The ceremony begins 1 p.m. at the intersection of Route 75 (Veterans Memorial Highway) and Jamie�s Way.

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

2008 08 18                                                  11:35 a.m.

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