Aug. 7, 2009
HARVEY (CNB) - Construction to rebuild and re-pave a stretch of Route 3 in the Village of Harvey is almost complete. Transportation Minister Denis Landry recently joined municipal officials to view the improvements, which cost more than $636,000.
The Department of Transportation awarded a contract to Springhill Construction Ltd., which won a tender to pulverize and pave a 0.7-km section. A separate contract for $270,000 was awarded to R & D Zinck Holdings Ltd., the successful bidder out of seven bids received, for curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. The improvements are almost complete.
"I want to commend my department staff for calling and awarding these tenders early so that paving could be finished prior to the Don Messer Centennial Celebrations and Harvey Days this week," said Landry. "I have seen first-hand tour buses and visitors here, and this much smoother road surface will make a favourable impression on them, as well as residents in this part of York County."
In addition to the upgrades in Harvey, Landry said that construction has been completed on a 5.3-km section of Route 4 in the Davis Brook area between Harvey and McAdam. Springhill Construction Ltd. was the successful bidder on the project, which is valued at $1.9 million.
"It was wonderful to hear positive comments about these highway improvements at the New Brunswick Day celebrations in McAdam on Monday," said Landry. "As a government we are pleased to be making our roads better in both rural and urban areas, while putting people to work and stimulating the economy."
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.