Transportation and Works
May 15, 2009
Roads Improvement Program Keeps Moving Forward
Road upgrades continue throughout the province as
tenders are issued in five further districts under the 2009-10
Provincial Roads Improvement Program. As part of Budget 2009:
Building on Our Strong Foundation, the Williams Government will
invest over $300 million in transportation infrastructure.
Projects have been announced in the districts of
Trinity North, Terra Nova, St. George�s-Stephenville East, Bonavista
South and Burgeo-La Poile.
"Our government places great importance on providing a
safe and reliable transportation network throughout the province," said
the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works.
"That commitment is clearly evidenced in the $70.7 million we are
investing in this year�s roads program."
Tenders have been issued for the following road work:
In the district of Trinity North, a section of
Route 231, Hickman�s Harbour, will be upgraded and paved;
In the district of Terra Nova, a section of Route
233, Bunyan�s Cove, will be upgraded and paved;
In St. George�s-Stephenville East, approximately
seven kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway from Crabbes River
towards Riverbrook will be resurfaced (cost-shared with the Federal
In the district of Bonavista South, a concrete
bridge in Winter Brook will be replaced with an aluminum box
In Burgeo-La Poile, approximately seven
kilometres of Route 480, Burgeo Road, will be pulverized and paved.
"I am very pleased that this will now complete a
section of road that was started last year and I look forward to
continuing with additional improvements and investments in the district
of Trinity North," said the Honourable Ross Wiseman, MHA for Trinity
"Not only will these road upgrades significantly
enhance safety for residents, these improvements will also provide
better access to these rural communities for business and
tourism-related activities," said the Honourable Paul Oram, Terra Nova
"The safety of the concrete bridge in Winter Brook has
been a concern and I am pleased that it will be replaced," said the
Honourable Roger Fitzgerald, MHA for Bonavista South.
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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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Hon. Ross Wiseman, Trinity North MHA
Hon. Paul Oram, Terra Nova MHA
Hon. Roger Fitzgerald, Bonavista South MHA
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