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Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
June 8, 2009

More Work Announced for Trans Labrador Highway

Crews will be kept busy this construction season on the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) as the Provincial Government issues a further tender for road work on Phase III.

Approximately 10 kilometres of Route 500 will be constructed from Happy Valley-Goose Bay towards Cartwright Junction.

"The Trans Labrador Highway is a major priority for this government and that has never been more evident as we forge ahead with our ambitious schedule of road work this year," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works.

Approximately $85 million will be invested in Phase I and Phase III of the TLH this year, with a portion of the work cost-shared with the Federal Government under the Building Canada Fund.

"A major goal outlined in the Northern Strategic Plan is an integrated transportation system responsive to the needs of all Labradorians," said the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs and MHA for Lake Melville. "This ongoing push to complete the Trans Labrador Highway will do a great deal to help us achieve that long-term goal."

This year the Williams Government will invest over $300 million in transportation infrastructure as part of Budget 2009: Building on Our Strong Foundation. The Provincial Government' s infrastructure strategy is 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
John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
709-729-1674, 728-7762

2009 06 08                           11:25 a.m.

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