The Provincial Roads Improvement Program rolls on as
another tender is issued for road upgrades, this time in the Baie Verte-Springdale
and Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South areas.
"The Williams Government has designed an aggressive
plan to revitalize the province�s transportation network," said the
Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works. "A key
piece of that plan is the $70.7 million we are investing in this year�s
This construction season will see over five kilometres
of Harry�s Harbour Road upgraded and paved, as well, a three kilometre
section of Port Anson Road will be pulverized and paved. Paving work
will also take place on Route 380 from Robert�s Arm towards Pilley�s
Island. In addition, a culvert will be installed near Nickey�s Nose
"I welcome this great news for my region of the
province," said Kevin Pollard, Baie Verte-Springdale MHA. "These road
upgrades will enhance the safety and quality of life for the communities
and will promote economic activity in the area. I commend our government
for their continued commitment to rural Newfoundland and Labrador."
"I am proud to be part of a government that continues
to upgrade our transportation infrastructure," said Grand
Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South MHA Ray Hunter. "As a result of
significant investments made by this government over the past few years,
we are seeing notable improvements in our province�s roads."
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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