Transportation and Works
May 28, 2010
Bridge Work Strengthens Links on Provincial Roads
Communities along the Burin Peninsula will see three bridge
improvement projects rolled out as a result of a tender for bridge work
announced today by the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of
Transportation and Works.
"Provincial transportation infrastructure reaches all corners of our
province," said Minister Hedderson. "Each kilometre
of road, and every bridge is significant to nearby communities,
motorists, and tourists. Under the Williams Government's infrastructure
strategy we aim to make a positive impact on every user of our
transportation system, and this tender continues that steady pace
The tender is for the replacement of expansion joints on the Rattle
Brook Bridge, and concrete deck repair on the Rushoon Brook Bridge
located on Route 210. The tender also calls for the replacement of
expansion joints on the Canning Bridge on Route 220.
The Canning and Rattle Brook Bridges will be reduced to one lane
while the work is carried out and temporary traffic lights will be put
in place. The Canning Bridge will also be closed to truck traffic due to
reduced lane width for the duration of the work.
"Bridge repair is a fundamental piece of our commitment to improving
transportation infrastructure," said the Honourable
Clyde Jackman, MHA for Burin-Placentia West. "The upgrading of these
three bridges will provide enhanced transportation access, but more
importantly ensures safer roads across the Burin Peninsula."
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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