June 22, 2009
MIRAMICHI (CNB) - Motorists are advised of new construction activity in Miramichi in the coming days. Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced the project areas as part of two contracts awarded by the department and valued at more than $2 million.
Landry announced that work is scheduled for Monday, June 22, and Tuesday, June 23, at the intersection of Route 117/8 and Route 126 at the end of the Miramichi Bridge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days Traffic will be reduced to one lane during this time.
"There will be paving in the intersection area during non-rush hours to reduce peak time congestion," said Landry "Nevertheless, during these two days motorists may wish to use the alternate route of the Centennial Bridge, where maintenance work by our department has just been completed. I want to commend our district crews for timing their work accordingly to minimize the disruption on traffic."
This work is being carried out by Industrial Cold Milling, a division of Miller Group, which won the contract to pave 14.2 kilometres in different areas. The areas include Route 8 from the former Department of Transportation maintenance division toward the Northumberland County Line, and from McCarty Flats Brook toward the Porter Cove Road area.
Construction is also scheduled on Route 425 from Bernard Street to the Northwest Millstream Bridge toward Sunny Corner. That section of road is being milled and paved, with work due to be completed by the middle of July. Landry announced that the contract was awarded to North Shore Construction Ltd. of Miramichi. The work is valued at $1.1 million.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.