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
"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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