Trinity-Bay de Verde roads to get facelift
As part of a $30 million road improvement program issued by the provincial government in January, the Trinity-Bay de Verde region will be receiving some significant road upgrades.
A project that will see approximately five kilometres on the Heart’s Content Barrens, one kilometre near New Melbourne, two kilometres near Perry’s Cove, 1.7 km on Perry’s Cove Road and one kilometre in Bay de Verde has already been put out on tender. The closing date is April 8. This is one of several projects that will begin in the coming weeks.
The announcement was made March 21 by Minister of Transpor tation and Works Nick McGrath in Heart’s Content. He also added a t ender w i l l be released in the near future for as section of the New Harbour Barrens approximately, a distance of roughly 2.5 km.
“I am very pleased that improvement will be made to these well-travelled routes in Trinity-Bay de Verde,” Finance Minister Charlene Johnson, who is also the minister for the region, said.
The $30 million was part of a pre- commitment under the Department of Transportation and Works allotted for the 2014-15 budget plan.
Other tenders on the government’s website include road upgrades and bridge replacement for Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, sidewalk replacement in Gander, water and sewer upgrades in St. Lawrence and road rehabilitation from Labrador City to the Quebec border, among others.