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Transportation and Works
April 17, 2009

Road Improvement Momentum Continues

The Williams Government has issued another tender for road work as it continues to roll out the 2009-10 Provincial Roads Improvement Program, valued at $70.7 million.

Projects have been announced in the districts of Conception Bay East-Bell Island and Cape St. Francis.

"Once again this year, our government is making significant investments to ensure the province�s roads remain safe and reliable," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "That�s why as part of Budget 2009, we are committed to investing over $300 million in transportation infrastructure."

In Conception Bay East-Bell Island, tenders have been issued to upgrade and repave sections of Bennett�s Road, Beachy Cove Road at Tucker�s Hill and Portugal Cove Road; and in the district of Cape St. Francis the existing culverts at Coaker�s River on Old Marine Drive will be replaced.

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 17                                                      10:30 a.m.

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