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Transportation and Works
July 26, 2011

Improvements Announced for Northern Peninsula Roads

Motorists on the Northern Peninsula will soon see fresh asphalt as the Provincial Government has called a tender for roadwork throughout the region.

“Quality infrastructure is an essential component of a strong economy,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. “Here on the Northern Peninsula, and all across the province, our infrastructure spending is putting people to work and helping to bolster the economy. The roadwork we are announcing today will bring tangible improvements to the road network in this beautiful region of our province.”

The tender calls for the pulverizing and paving of 3.5 kilometres of Route 432; resurfacing of approximately five kilometres of Route 434, Conche Road, from the wharf in Conche towards Roddickton; pulverizing and paving approximately 800 metres on Castor River North Road; pulverizing and paving approximately 700 metres on Castor River South Road; and, pulverizing and paving approximately three kilometres of Bartlett’s Harbour Road from Bartlett’s Harbour towards Route 430.

“Maintaining our transportation infrastructure is vital to residents across the region who travel these roads on a daily basis,” said St. Barbe MHA Wallace Young. “The road network on the Northern Peninsula is also important to the development of the local economy, as it is well travelled by visitors who explore the magnificent sights and hospitality of this wondrous region.”

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.

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Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2011 07 26                                                                            11:40 a.m.

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