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Transportation and Works
June 24, 2010

Road Improvements Coming to the Burin Peninsula

Road improvements continue to roll across the province as the Provincial Government implements its Provincial Roads Improvement Program. The Burin Peninsula will soon benefit from this year's roads program thanks to a tender that has been called for work throughout the region.

"Recognizing the importance of quality highway infrastructure to residents, tourists and businesses, our government continues to make strategic investments to improve our provincial highway network," said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. "Over the past several years, we have been sustaining elevated levels of road expenditure and there have been notable improvements on our highways all throughout the province."

Roadwork to be completed as part of this tender includes the upgrading and repaving of a section of Route 210 between the Garnish and Winterland intersections and the replacement of two culverts on Route 210, one near Grouse and one near Grand Bank.

"I am pleased to see these continued investments in roads for the Burin Peninsula," said the Honourable Darin King, MHA for Grand Bank. "These upgrades will certainly improve the driving conditions for everyone, thus enhancing our ability to pursue new economic development in the region and ensure safe highway driving in the area."

In the Burin-Placentia West region work will include the upgrading and resurfacing of sections of Marine Drive in Marystown and Route 221-15 near Mortier; asphalt leveling near Brookside; and, upgrading near Parker's Cove.

"The work to be completed this season is a further example of the Williams Government's commitment to improving provincial infrastructure, particularly in rural areas," said the Honourable Clyde Jackman, MHA for Burin-Placentia West. "Investments in highway infrastructure help to provide a better driving experience for motorists and create employment for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians."

Also included in this tender is asphalt leveling on Route 212 near Bay L'Argent and Little Bay East.

"With every tender call, we pave the way for a safer and more enjoyable highway network for all," said Calvin Peach, MHA for Bellevue. "We are continuing to invest strategically in our road network and this work will certainly benefit people in this area."

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
Corey Parsons
Constituency Assistant to
Hon. Darin King, MHA
Grand Bank
Andrew Tobin
Executive Assistant to
Hon. Clyde Jackman, MHA
Burin—Placentia West
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2010 06 24                                                   10:15 a.m.

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