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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
Chick Cholock
Executive Assistant to
Hon. Ross Wisemen, Trinity North MHA
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2010 05 17                                                   9:20 a.m.

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