Transportation and Works
May 25, 2009
More Road Upgrades on the Horizon
Crews will be hard at work throughout the province this construction
season as the Williams Government issues more tenders 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 will soon start in the districts of Trinity North and
"This government�s unprecedented investment in infrastructure,
particularly transportation infrastructure, is undeniable," said the
Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "This
year�s roads program is a major part of that commitment, valued at $70.7
Tenders have been issued for the following:
In the district of Trinity North, a section of Route 204,
between Long Cove and Hodge�s Cove, will be upgraded and
repaved; and a culvert will be replaced at St. Jones Within;
In the district of Bellevue, sections of the Burin Peninsula
Highway, from North Harbour River towards the Trans-Canada
Highway and in the Piper�s Hole area, will be upgraded and
"Again I am very pleased with the ongoing improvements to our road
infrastructure in Trinity North," said the Honourable Ross Wiseman, MHA
for Trinity North. "We are seeing much needed work completed and I look
forward to continued investments by this government."
"The Burin Peninsula Highway is highly utilized by residents and
visitors of the Peninsula, as well as by heavy commercial traffic," said
Bellevue MHA Calvin Peach. "We eagerly look forward to the commencement
of this upgrading work."
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
Government Members Office
2009 05 25 9:50 a.m.