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Transportation and Works
June 26, 2009

Roads Program Re-Vamps Route 230

The Williams Government�s unprecedented investment in transportation infrastructure continues as further tenders are issued for road work in the Trinity North and Bonavista South areas. The upgrades are part of the 2009-10 Provincial Roads Improvement Program.

"Our government is committed to making strategic investments in infrastructure throughout the province," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "Proof of that commitment can be seen in our investment of over $200 million in provincial roads this year."

This construction season will see sections of Route 230 from the English Harbour Intersection to Bread Pond, and from Halfway Pond towards Melrose upgraded and paved. The work will be cost-shared with the Federal Government as part of the Building Canada Fund.

"I�m delighted our government is continuing to upgrade Route 230," said the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Trinity North MHA. "Not only will it be beneficial to the local residents throughout our region but this is also the main artery for tourism traffic to the entire Bonavista Peninsula."

"Route 230 is a major thoroughfare to the Bonavista Peninsula," said the Honourable Roger Fitzgerald, MHA for Bonavista South. "I welcome this funding announcement to upgrade and pave approximately 10 km of the Discovery Trail, leading to some of this province�s top tourism attractions."

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
Sharon Vokey
Executive Assistant
Hon. Ross Wiseman
Trinity North MHA
Tyler Butt
Constituency Assistant
Hon. Roger Fitzgerald,
Bonavista South MHA

2009 06 26                                                   10:05 a.m.

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