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Nfld. awards contract for Trinity-Bay de Verde project


July 7, 2014
By Rock to Road

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July 7, 2014, Trinity-Bay de Verde, Nfld. – Concord Paving
has been awarded a contract valued at $3.2 million for improvements to road and
highway infrastructure in Trinity-Bay de Verde.

July 7, 2014, Trinity-Bay de Verde, Nfld. – Concord Paving
has been awarded a contract valued at $3.2 million for improvements to road and
highway infrastructure in Trinity-Bay de Verde.

 

“This year we have put together some big projects in tenders
and are awarding work to contractors much earlier in the road construction
season,” said Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works. “As a
government, we believe that this presents a unique opportunity to secure more
competitive bids and enables contractors to better utilize our province’s road
construction season. This approach reflects our commitment to exploring new
ways of maximizing our considerable investments in Newfoundland and Labrador’s
transportation infrastructure.”

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The road work includes the rehabilitation of approximately
five kilometres of Route 74, Hearts Content Barrens, which will be completed in
2015. The remaining work includes approximately one kilometre of Route 80 at
New Melbourne; approximately two kilometres of Route 70 near Perry’s Cove; 1.7
kilometres of Route70-37, Perry’s Cove Road; and, approximately one kilometre
of levelling asphalt in Bay de Verde. Upgrades on Route 73, New Harbour Barrens
will be included in another contract and will be completed in 2014.

 

“The transportation system throughout Trinity – Bay de Verde
has seen many upgrades over the last number of years,” said Charlene Johnson,
Minister of Finance and MHA for Trinity-Bay de Verde. “The continuation of the
work outlined shows our commitment to ensuring that our roadways are safe for
those who travel them.”