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Transportation and Works
May 17, 2010

New Road Work Continues Drive Across the Province

The summer driving forecast continues to look bright as a tender has been called for roadwork in the Trinity North, Bellevue and Terra Nova regions.

�The Williams Government�s roads infrastructure strategy continues to move forward and make gains each construction season,� said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. �With every new tender we push further towards overall road improvements for residents and visitors throughout the entire province.�

The tender is for the upgrading and repaving of sections of Route 204 near Hodge�s Cove and asphalt levelling on sections of Route 210-10-2 near Goobies.

�I�m extremely pleased that our government continues to make strategic investments to improve the road network,� said the Honourable Ross Wiseman, MHA for Trinity North.

�This roadwork will be of benefit to residents and visitors,� said Bellevue MHA, Calvin Peach. �Upgrading and maintaining our transportation infrastructure is essential to ensuring safe, reliable roads for the travelling public.�

The tender is also for rut repairs on sections of the Trans-Canada Highway, from the Bonavista underpass to the Port Blandford intersection, asphalt levelling on sections of Route 233 and Route 233-10 between Bloomfield and Canning�s Cove, and sections of Route 310 on the Eastport Peninsula.

�Our government recognizes the importance of safe and well maintained roadways and our unprecedented commitment to roadwork in this province is undeniable,� said Terra Nova MHA, Sandy Collins. �This work will benefit the residents and the thriving local business community, and will be welcomed by the large number of tourists that frequent these areas each year.�

Budget 2010: The Right Investments � For Our Children and Our Future provides $177.7 million in Provincial Government funding for road and bridge expenditures throughout the province. This funding will be supplemented by an additional $57.9 million in Federal Government funding for a total road and bridge investment of $235.6 million in 2010-11. The Provincial Government�s overall infrastructure strategy includes investments in municipalities, healthcare, education, justice, social housing, transportation, and environment and conservation.

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Media contacts:

Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
rogerscaplen@gov.nl.ca
Chick Cholock
Executive Assistant to
Hon. Ross Wisemen, Trinity North MHA
709-729-0739
ChickCholock@gov.nl.ca
 
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424
donnaivey@gov.nl.ca
 

2010 05 17                                                   9:20 a.m.
 


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