Tenders called for roadwork
Public tenders have been called for roadwork in Carbonear and New Harbour.
The tenders include the repaving of various sections of Route 70 ( Veterans Memorial Highway) between Incinerator Road and Goff Avenue in Carbonear and the replacement of a culvert and associated roadwork in New Harbour, Trinity South.
Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy said residents and others travelling in this area will welcome “ these needed improvements to Route 70.”
Kennedy said in a press release, the work “demonstrates our government’s continued commitment to improving roads throughout our province.”
Bellevue MHA Calvin Peach said, “ the replacement of this culvert and associated road upgrading in New Harbour will help to correct an existing flooding problem in the area and be of benefit to motorists travelling in the region.” The MHA said, “ improving the flow of water at this location is great news for this area, which has seen some water damage in the recent past during periods of heavy rainfall.”
Transportation and Works Minister Tom Hedderson suggested government investments in roadwork throughout the past several years “ have led to great improvements to this province’s transportation network.” The Harbour Main MHA said, “ we will continue to spend strategically to ensure our highway network, particularly in rural areas, is meeting the needs of the residents and businesses who use them.”
The provincial government has allocated $177.7 million for road and bridge expenditures throughout the province. The federal government is supplementing the provincial investment with an additional $57.9 million for a total road and bridge investment of $ 235.6 million in 2010-11.