News Releases
Government Home Search Sitemap Contact Us  

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 Bellevue.

"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 million."

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; and,

  • 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 repaved.

"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.

- 30 -

Media contacts:

David Salter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577
Sharon Vokey
Executive Assistant
Hon. Ross Wiseman, Trinity North MHA
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2009 05 25                                                      9:50 a.m.

SearchHomeBack to GovernmentContact Us

All material copyright the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. No unauthorized copying or redeployment permitted. The Government assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any material deployed on an unauthorized server.
Disclaimer/Copyright/Privacy Statement