Transportation and Works - 2011

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December


January 7
Tenders Called for Coastal Labrador Marine Services

January 11
Design Contract Awarded for Six New Ferries

January 13
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

January 14

Public Advisory: Strait of Belle Isle Ferry Service Update

January 28
Changes to Bell Island Ferry Schedules Announced


February 4
Public Advisory: Two Runs Reinstated in Bell Island Ferry Schedule

February 7
Emergency Satellite Phone Service Extended Along Trans Labrador Highway

February 8
New Ferries to Honour Provincial Political Pioneers

February 23
Tenders Called for More Paving on Phase I of Trans Labrador Highway


March 10
Media Advisory: Ministers to Introduce New Air Ambulance
Media Advisory: New Provincial Ferries to be Christened
Province Welcomes New St. John�s Based Air Ambulance

March 11
Province�s Newest Ferries Christened Today
Public Advisory: MV Apollo to Return to Service

March 29
Tender Called for Bridge Work in Central Newfoundland


April 1
First Construction Tender Called in Team Gushue Highway Extension Project

April 4
Contracts Awarded for Labrador Marine Service

April 6
Ministerial Statement - Green Vehicle Targets Exceeded

April 8
Public Advisory: Update on MV Apollo Service

April 14
Public Advisory: Contingency Plan Announced for Strait of Belle Isle Ferry Service

April 15
Budget 2011 Investments to Help Address Climate Change
Public Advisory: Disruptions to MV Nonia and MV Hamilton Sound Services  

April 19
Infrastructure Investments Stand Strong for Real and Lasting Economic Benefits
Standing Strong: Protecting Our Resources; Promoting Resource Development

April 26
Tender Called for Trans Canada Highway Upgrades
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Infrastructure Announcement in Codroy Valley

April 27
Searston Gut Bridge to be Replaced



May 5
Public Advisory: Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge Public Information Session
First New Ferry of Vessel Replacement Strategy Enters Service

May 6
Tender Called for Trans Canada Highway Upgrades in Corner Brook Area

May 11
Bridge Work Announced for Humber Valley Region

May 13
Media Advisory: St. Brendan�s Celebrates New Ferry

Tender Called for Placentia Lift Bridge Construction

May 16
Ministerial Statement - Canada Road Safety Week Recognized

May 19
Public Advisory: Drivers Reminded of Increased Presence of Moose During May and June

May 25
Public Advisory: Labrador Ferry Service

May 30
Hurricane Igor Repairs Addressed in Tender Calls


June 2
New Ferry MV Hazel McIsaac to Enter Service in Green Bay
Public Advisory: MV Marine Eagle to Begin Service

June 3
Public Advisory: MV Apollo to Undergo Final Repairs

June 6
Bridge Work Bound for Burin Peninsula
New Pavement and Road Improvements for Port au Port

Public Advisory: Labrador Ferry Service Update

June 7
Bridge Replacement Part of Tender Call for Trinity North

Public Advisory: MV Apollo Repair Dates Changed

June 9
Media Advisory: Little Bay Islands to Celebrate New Ferry
Public Advisory: Labrador Freight Service Update

June 10
Public Advisory: Labrador Freight Service Update
Road Work Announced for Western Newfoundland
More Road Improvements for Trinity North 
Public Advisory: Labrador Marine Service Update

June 13
Road Work Announced for Harbour Main

June 14
Roadwork Rolls Out in Central Newfoundland

June 15
Road Improvements Announced for Trans Labrador Highway
Public Advisory: Labrador Marine Service Update

Bridge Work Headed for Western Newfoundland

June 16
Road Work Continues in Eastern Newfoundland

June 17
Culvert Work Announced for Bellevue

June 21
Pavement Improvements Coming to the Southern Shore

June 23
Rehabilitation Work Coming for Labrador Wharves
Road Work Announced for Bonavista North

June 28
Provincial Government Seeks Shipbuilders for New Ferries
Road Work Announced for Central Newfoundland

June 29
Shoal Brook Bridge to be Replaced


July 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement Regarding Moose-Vehicle Collisions

Media Advisory: Moose-Vehicle Collisions Announcement Rescheduled

July 6
Minister Comments on Fatal Accident on the Outer Ring Road
Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Moose-Vehicle Collisions

July 12
Burin Peninsula Region to Benefit from Road Work
Road Infrastructure Work Included in Work Announced for Central and Eastern Newfoundland

July 19
More Road Work Rolling into Eastern Newfoundland

July 22
Paving Scheduled for Pinware Realignment Project
Improvements Planned for White�s Road near Stephenville

July 25
Paving Ahead for Bay of Islands and Humber Regions
Road Work Slated for Carbonear and Harbour Grace Areas

July 26
Central Newfoundland to See Enhanced Transportation Infrastructure
Improvements Announced for Northern Peninsula Roads

July 27
Improvements to Hit the Highway in Placentia - St. Mary�s Region  



August 2
Vessel Chartered to Assist Labrador North Coast Freight Delivery

August 4
New Pavement on the Way for Cape St. Francis and Conception Bay East - Bell Island
Overpass Work Scheduled for St. John�s South
Public Advisory: Green Bay Ferry Service Moves to One-Vessel Schedule
Enhancements Announced for Fogo Island � Change Islands Ferry Service

August 5
Road Work Planned for Trinity - Bay de Verde

August 11
Rut Repair Announced for Avalon Roads

August 15
Province Leads by Example with Sustainable Building Policy

August 16
Permanent Fix Coming for Igor-Damaged Bridge

August 17
Public Advisory: MV Nonia Completes Change Islands Service

August 18
Brush Clearing to Take Place Throughout Province
Provincial Government to Re-evaluate Options for Placentia Lift Bridge

August 19
Searston Gut Bridge Replacement Plan Underway
Public Advisory: Changes to Bell Island Ferry Schedules Announced

August 25
Hurricane Igor � Damaged Bridges to Receive Permanent Repairs

August 30
Waterbomber Purchase Agreement Continuing to Benefit Province

August 31
Wildlife Fencing and Detection Systems to Be Installed


October 3
Public Advisory: Departments Provide Latest Information Regarding Post Tropical Storm Ophelia

October 13
Public Advisory: Wildlife Detection System Activated Today

October 21
Public Advisory: Update on Provincial Ferry Fleet

October 24
Public Advisory: MV Astron to Assist Labrador Freight Deliveries

October 29
Changes to the Labrador North Coast Freight Service and Deadline for the Acceptance of Freight Announced


November 3
Media Advisory: Ministers to Participate in Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Convention

November 7
Public Advisory: Second Wildlife Detection System Activated

November 16
Public Advisory: Wildlife Detection System Near Grand Falls-Windsor Out of Service

November 18
Public Advisory: MV Northern Ranger to Continue Service as Weather Permits  

November 19
Opening of New Torbay Bypass Improves Regional Transportation Network

November 21
Contract Awarded for Searston Gut Bridge Replacement

November 25
Public Advisory: Wildlife Detection System Near Grand Falls-Windsor Restored

Public Advisory: Caribou Warning Issued for Northern Peninsula

November 27
Public Advisory: Labrador Freight Service Update


December 2
24-Hour Snow Clearing Program Extended
New Traffic Lanes Will Enhance Access to Ferry Terminal in Portugal Cove-St. Phillips

December 7
Minister Announces Christmas Lights Across Canada Ceremony
Public Advisory: Seasonal Labrador Ferry Services to Conclude
Public Advisory: New Traffic Lanes Operational at Portugal Cove - St. Phillips Ferry Terminal Tomorrow

December 14
Robinsons River Bridge Tender Called

December 19
Winter Ferry Service Across the Straits Made Permanent

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