Transportation and Works
May 7, 2010
Smoother Roads Stretch Across the Province
The construction season is well underway and tenders continue to roll
out as the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and
Works, announced two tenders for road work in the Coast of Bays region
and along the Southern Shore.
"The Provincial Roads Improvement Program is focused on getting
tenders out the door and work started as soon as possible," said
Minister Hedderson. "These road upgrades have immediate impacts on all
motorists and the Williams Government is intent on seeing infrastructure
improvements throughout Newfoundland and Labrador."
The first tender is for the pulverizing and paving of sections of
Route 360 along the Bay d'Espoir Highway near Harbour Breton and Route
361 near St. Alban's Road at St. Joseph's Cove. The tender also calls
for the recapping of sections of Route 360-10 along the Morrisville Road
near Milltown and sections of Route 360 on the Bay d'Espoir Highway
between kilometres 179 and 185.
"I am extremely pleased that we will be able to complete the section
of paving near St. Joseph's and provide new paving for the Harbour
Breton and Milltown areas," said Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune MHA Tracey
Perry. "This government recognizes the importance of quality
transportation infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and
I look forward to further improvements."
The second tender is for the pulverizing, upgrading and repaving of
sections of Route 10 through Fermeuse, from Windsor's Rock towards
Fermuse, and for a culvert replacement and cable guide rail installation
at Broom Cove River also on Route 10.
"I am pleased with the continued investment in provincial road
infrastructure," said Keith Hutchings, MHA for Ferryland. "This year we
will be completing significant bridge rehabilitation, as well as the
continuation of Route 10 upgrades from Aquaforte towards Fermuse. A
well-maintained highway infrastructure is key to current and future
economic well-being along the Southern Shore, as well as all of
Newfoundland and Labrador."
Improvements to bridge and highway infrastructure throughout the
province are just some of the overall enhancements being carried out
through the Provincial Government's unprecedented infrastructure
strategy which is now valued at more than $5 billion over the next
several years. The strategy also includes investments in municipalities,
healthcare, education, justice, social housing, transportation, and
environment and conservation.
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