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Transportation and Works
April 9, 2009

Province Lays Out More Road Work

The Williams Government is continuing its pledge to provide safe and efficient transportation networks throughout the province by issuing further tenders under the 2009-10 Provincial Roads Improvement Program for work in three areas of the province.

These latest projects will benefit Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans, Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune and Harbour Main.

"We recognize the importance of highways and trunk roads in developing the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "That commitment is evidenced by this year�s $70.7 million roads program."

The following projects have been tendered:

  • In Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans, approximately 3.2 kilometres of the Bay d'Espoir Highway will be pulverized and repaved;
  • In Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, approximately 3.65 kilometres of the Bay d'Espoir Highway will be pulverized and repaved; and culverts will be replaced at Southeast Brook, Little River and near Pool's Cove Road; and,
  • In Harbour Main, 3.6 kilometres of the Avondale Access Road and 3.1 kilometres of the Holyrood Access Road will be pulverized and repaved.
  • 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 $4 billion over the next several years. As part of Budget 2009, the Williams Government will invest over $300 million in transportation infrastructure.

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    Media contact:

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

    2009 04 09                                                   10:25 a.m.

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