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April 16, 2009

Provincial Roads Program Keeps Rolling

The Provincial Government continues its swift pace of issuing tenders under the 2009-10 Provincial Roads Improvement Program with work announced in four more areas of the province.

The districts of the Straits-White Bay North, Ferryland, Terra Nova, and Gander are the latest beneficiaries of the $70.7 million program. As part of Budget 2009, the Williams Government will invest over $300 million in transportation infrastructure.

"Our government is following an aggressive schedule of calling tenders for this year�s roads improvement program," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "We recognize that early tender calls allow us to utilize the entire construction season and deliver optimum road construction and maintenance to motorists throughout the province."

The following projects have been tendered:

  • In the Straits-White Bay North, approximately 10 kilometres of Route 436 from St. Lunaire towards the intersection of Route 430 will be pulverized and paved;
  • In the district of Ferryland, two sections of Route 10 between Chance Cove Park and South of Loran C station will be pulverized, upgraded and repaved, also the existing culverts at Rocky Bottom Brook will be replaced;
  • Sections of Route 1 from the Terra Nova Park boundary to the Glovertown interchange will be upgraded and repaved; and a timber bridge in Charlottetown will be replaced, which includes an aluminum pipe arch and the associated road work; and,
  • A culvert will be installed near Gander Lake.

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.

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Media contact:
Jennifer Tulk
Communications Specialist
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 693-4908 

2009 04 16                                                   10:20 p.m.


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