Road work slated for area

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Roads in the Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace re­gion will see new as­phalt this con­struc­tion sea­son as the Gov­ern­ment of New­found­land and Labrador con­tin­ues to roll out the 201112 pro­vin­cial roads pro­gram.

The Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works has is­sued a ten­der which in­cludes resur­fac­ing of ap­prox­i­mately 1.25 kilo­me­tres of Route 70 from Gad­den’s Mash to­ward Vic­to­ria, and for var­i­ous sec­tions be­tween Line Road in­ter­change and Gad­den’s Mash.

Also in­cluded is the up­grad­ing and repaving of ap­prox­i­mately 1.4 kilo­me­tres of Clown’s Cove Road in Fresh­wa­ter and ap­prox­i­mately 500 me­tres of Route 70 near Til­ton.

Up­grad­ing is also slated for a sec­tion of Beach Road in Bris­tol’s Hope and a por­tion of the beach in Fresh­wa­ter.

“Our gov­ern­ment is ag­gres­sively in­vest­ing in in­fra­struc­ture in all ar­eas of our prov­ince, par­tic­u­larly in ru­ral ar­eas,” said Car­bon­earHar­bour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy. “ The road work pro­vided for in this ten­der will ben­e­fit all trav­ellers in our re­gion and will help main­tain our trans­porta­tion net­work for years to come.”

“Our gov­ern­ment is in­vest­ing more than $1 bil­lion this year for pro­vin­cial in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments, and road and bridge work fea­tures promi­nently in our plan,” added Trans­porta­tion and Works Min­is­ter Tom Hed­der­son.

“ This al­lows for sig­nif­i­cant road work in ev­ery cor­ner of our prov­ince.”

This year’s pro­vin­cial bud­get 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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