Ten­ders called for road­work

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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.

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