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
- 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.