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Transportation and Works
June 23, 2011

Rehabilitation Work Coming for Labrador Wharves

Wharf and docking facilities at six Labrador sites will undergo rehabilitation work this construction season as the Provincial Government continues to roll out its ongoing multi-year infrastructure strategy currently valued at more than $5 billion.

“Travel by water is a much-used and very necessary mode of transportation in many parts of our province, particularly in coastal Labrador,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “I am pleased to announce that six wharf sites from Nain to Black Tickle will undergo rehabilitation, to the benefit of those who use these facilities on a regular basis.”

Work will be completed on the wharf and docking facilities in Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik, Rigolet and Black Tickle. The rehabilitation work in the tender is for the repair and replacement of various damaged components such as fenders, wheelguards, ladders and concrete wharf decks.

“This marine infrastructure is vital to the coastal communities of Labrador and I am pleased to see this necessary investment in our facilities,” said the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and MHA for Torngat Mountains. “Once completed, this repair and rehabilitation work will strengthen the wharf and docking facilities in these communities and will be of great benefit to residents of Labrador.”

Budget 2011 Standing Strong: For Prosperity. For Our Future. For Newfoundland and Labrador provides funding of $216.4 million for road and bridge improvements, supplemented by an additional $35.2 million in Federal Government funding, for a total road and bridge investment in 2011-12 of $251.6 million.


Media contacts:

Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Donna Stokes
Executive Assistant to the
Honourable Patty Pottle
MHA for Torngat Mountains

2011 06 23                                                                              11:15 a.m.

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