Transportation and Works
June 11, 2010
Extends Across Central Region
Bridge upgrades and repair work continue to roll out
as provincial infrastructure projects span across the province. The
Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works, today
announced the latest tender for work on four bridge projects along the
Trans Canada Highway in the central region of the province.
"The Trans Canada Highway is a significant piece of
our transportation infrastructure that links the majority of our
inter-provincial roadways," said Minister Hedderson. "With an extensive
inventory of bridges throughout the province, it is essential that we
keep ahead of necessary maintenance in order to ensure the safety of all
motorists using our roads."
The tender calls for repairs to the abutments of the
Eel Brook Bridge, just east of the Norris Arm turnoff, and the Jumpers
Brook Bridge, east of Bishop's Falls.
The tender also includes deck repairs on a section of
the Sir Robert Bond Bridge, crossing the Exploits River, and the
replacement of an expansion joint on the Rushy Pond Brook Bridge, west
of Grand Falls-Windsor.
Traffic on the Sir Robert Bond and Rushy Brook Bridges
will be reduced to one lane while the work is carried out.
"The Williams Government's infrastructure strategy
continues to make progress across the province," said Minister Hedderson.
"These bridge upgrades will further strengthen our transportation system
and make certain we have a solid foundation as we proceed on to our next
projects and priorities."
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.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2010 06 11