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Transportation and Works
July 31, 2009

Better Bridges Ahead

Motorists in the Straits-White Bay North and Placentia-St. Mary�s areas are the next to benefit from the Provincial Roads Improvement Program as several bridges are earmarked for upgrades.

"This government is committed to rehabilitating our entire transportation network," said the Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for the Straits-White Bay North. "Providing safe and reliable bridges and roadways to residents throughout the province remains a top priority for the Williams Government."

Tenders have been issued to rehabilitate Northeast Brook Bridge and Rushy Brook Bridge on Route 433; in addition, Fox Harbour Bridge on Route 102 will be replaced along with the associated road realignment.

"This is yet another significant improvement to the road networks in my district," said Placentia-St. Mary�s MHA Felix Collins. "The replacement and realignment of the Fox Harbour Bridge will be welcome news for travelers on Route 102 and especially for the residents of Fox Harbour and Ship Harbour."

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
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2009 07 31                                                   11:30 a.m.

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