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
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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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Executive Assistant to
Hon. Ross Wisemen, Trinity North MHA
Government Members Office
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