Road­work con­tin­ues in Con­cep­tion-trin­ity area

The Compass - - OPINION -

Ten­ders have been called for the up­grad­ing and paving of ap­prox­i­mately 1.3 kilo­me­ters of the main Con­cep­tion Bay North high­way (Route 70) be­tween Salmon Cove and Perry’s Cove. Repaving will also take place on a sec­tion of the Heart’s Con­tent bar­rens (Route 74).

Wel­com­ing the up­grades to these “well­trav­elled routes,” Trin­ity-Bay de Verde MHA Char­lene John­son de­scribed the work as “im­por­tant projects that will help main­tain a qual­ity road net­work in our re­gion.”

Up­grad­ing and paving of two sec­tions of the Bare­need Road (Route 72) in the dis­trict of Port de Grave is also in­cluded in the ten­der.

“Pleased to see this work will be com­pleted in our area,” Port de Grave MHA Glenn Lit­tle- john, said in the same news re­lease: “There is a sig­nif­i­cant amount of com­mer­cial ac­tiv­ity… in the area” and the work is a sign of gov­ern­ment’s recog­ni­tion of its im­por­tance to the area’s econ­omy.

Trans­porta­tion Min­is­ter, Tom Hed­der­son said the project “will see road up­grades and drainage sys­tem re­pairs that will di­rectly ben­e­fit com­mu­ni­ties and help main­tain the in­tegrity of trans­porta­tion links on the Avalon Penin­sula.”

The Har­bour Main MHA said the work is be­ing car­ried out un­der the $60-mil­lion, 2012 pro­vin­cial roads im­prove­ment pro­gram.

bbow­man@cb­n­com­pass.ca

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