Transportation and Works
May 17, 2010
Road Tenders Keep
Province Moving in the Right Direction
As the summer construction season gets
underway, motorists will continue to see road upgrades throughout the
province. The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and
Works, announced the calling of two tenders for roadwork in the
Trinity-Bay de Verde and the Port au Port regions.
"As families and tourists start to make
their plans for summer vacations our road crews are mobilizing to ensure
greater safety and comfort for all users of our provincial roads," said
Minister Hedderson. "This continued effort to improve our transportation
system is an essential part of the Williams Government's infrastructure
strategy and with each construction season we get that much closer to
reaching our goals."
The first tender is for the pulverizing,
upgrading and repaving of approximately four kilometres of Route 70 from
Northern Bay to Gull Island, 1.2 kilometres from Blackhead to Adam's
Cove and 0.6 kilometres from Broad Cove to Blackhead.
This work will be cost-shared 50/50
between the Provincial and Federal Governments under the federal
Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
"This roadwork is welcome news and I am
excited to see the many benefits it will bring to the area," said the
Honourable Charlene Johnson, MHA for Trinity-Bay de Verde. "This work is
the continuation of the commitment our government has shown to
infrastructure development throughout the province that will benefit the
The second tender is for the placement of
armour stone protection on Route 460 at the isthmus and on Route 462 at
Fox Island River on the Port au Port Peninsula.
"I am very pleased with this government's
continued investment in the provincial roads," said Port au Port MHA
Tony Cornect. "Improvements over the last few years will have a lasting
impact on our economic and tourism potential throughout the area and
indeed the province."
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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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Executive Assistant to the Honourable Charlene Johnson,
MHA Trinity-Bay de Verde
Government Members Office
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