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Transportation and Works
June 1, 2009

More Road Work Ahead for Trinity-Bay de Verde

The Williams Government continues its unprecedented investment in infrastructure by issuing another tender for road work, this time in the Trinity-Bay de Verde area. The road upgrades are part of the 2009-10 Provincial Roads Improvement Program, worth $70.7 million.

"This government is continually making strategic investments in the province�s transportation network; however we are always mindful of the work still ahead of us," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "That�s why as part of Budget 2009 we are investing over $300 million in transportation infrastructure."

A tender has been issued to pulverize, upgrade and repave approximately three kilometres of Route 70 from Adam�s Cove to Western Bay, and approximately two kilometres of Route 80 from Brownsdale to Sibley�s Cove. Culverts will be replaced at Hant�s Harbour Brook, Southwest Brook at Hant�s Harbour, Strainer�s Marsh at Heart�s Delight, and Spice�s Brook on Route 74. In addition, a timber retaining wall at Grates Cove, and the Broad Cove Bridge on Route 70 will be replaced.

"I am very happy that the tender has been issued for the road work in my district, and I welcome the many benefits it will bring to the area," said the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Trinity-Bay De Verde MHA.  "This work will significantly impact the local infrastructure and the motoring public."

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 contacts:

David Salter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 691-3577
Denise Woodman
Executive Assistant
Hon. Charlene Johnson, Trinity-Baie De Verde MHA

2009 05 29                                                    10:45 a.m

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