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
"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
"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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