Trinity-Bay de Verde roads to get facelift

Melissa Jenkins
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Early tender announcement for road upgrades in region

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.

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A project that will see approximately five kilometres on the Heart’s Content Barrens, one km near New Melbourne, two km near Perry’s Cove, 1.7 km on Perry’s Cove Road and one km in Bay de Verde has already been put out on tender. The closing date is April 8, 2014. This is one of several projects that will begin in the coming weeks.

The announcement was made March 21 by Minister of Transportation and Works Nick McGrath in Heart’s Content. He also added a tender will be released in the near future for as section of the New Harbour Barrens approximately 2.5 km long.

“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 is part of a pre-commitment under the Department of Transportation and Works allotted for the 2014-15 budget plan. Other funding for the department will not been made available until the release of the budget.

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.

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Works

Geographic location: Bay de Verde, New Melbourne, Cove Road Portugal Cove Gander Labrador Quebec

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  • Jason Green
    March 25, 2014 - 18:48

    The 1 km paving on the New Melbourne ridge has been long overdue as it has been in a terrible condition for many many years..It really is good to see some attention finally given to this area..Hurray