$10.7 million in road and highway improvements for Restigouche, Madawaska regions (09/09/29)

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Sept. 29, 2009photo


SAINT-QUENTIN (CNB) - The details on nine contracts worth more than $10.7 to improve road and highway infrastructure in Restigouche and Madawaska counties were provided today by Transportation Minister Denis Landry and Restigouche-la-Vallée MLA Burt Paulin.

Landry and Paulin made the announcement while touring a stretch of Route 180 near Five Fingers Brook. Northern Construction Co. Ltd. and Restigouche Construction Co. Ltd. are currently grading and paving. This two-kilometre work, valued at $2.4 million, will be completed by July of 2010.

"The Department of Transportation's record-breaking capital budget is making a difference in all corners of the province," said Landry. "It is stimulating the economy and creating jobs, as you can see with the different contractors who have won these tenders. By investing in key corridors such as Route 17 and others we are supporting the infrastructure needed as part of a self-sufficient New Brunswick."

Landry highlighted two paving projects valued at more than $3.7 million for Route 17 in the Saint Quentin and Whites Brook areas. The projects total 6.6 kilometres.

There is also a grading and paving job for 2.7 kilometres of the Montagne-de-la-Croix Road between Roy Road and Cogerno Road that will be completed in 2010. This project, located in the Rivière-Verte area, is a $3.3-million investment to improve infrastructure leading to the regional landfill.

"The Montagne-de-la-Croix Road was a priority, and of interest to local residents for many years," said Paulin. "Government committed and announced funds to improve this key route, and we have delivered. I am also pleased to see the federal government agree to cost-share this project."

Other projects announced today include:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of contracts awarded through public tender, and the value of each project. MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.

Contracts awarded for work in Restigouche, Madawaska counties