Transportation

$4.7 million in road construction projects awarded (10/02/11)

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Feb 11, 2010

SHEDIAC (CNB) - Two road construction contracts in southeast New Brunswick, worth more than $4.7 million, have been awarded by the Department of Transportation.

Transportation Minister Denis Landry today announced a 10.2 km paving project on Route 11, starting south of the Route 535 off ramp and ending past Biggs Brook. The tender, valued at more than $2.6 million, was awarded to Modern Construction (1983) Ltd. of Moncton. Seven companies bid on the contract. With department engineering and related costs included, the total value of the project is close to $3 million.

Landry also announced a tender of more than $1.5 million to Hogan Paving Ltd., of Fredericton, for a 6.1 km paving project on Route 15, in the Shediac area. The project begins at the Route 11-132 overpass and continues past the Route 140 (Ohio Rd.) off ramp. There were five bids on this project. Including department engineering and related costs, the total value of the project is more than $1.7 million.

"As part of the $1.6 billion Plan for a Stronger Economy, the provincial government is creating jobs and delivering an economic stimulus," said Landry. "Calling tenders quickly helps the road construction industry prepare their bids, equipment and staffing for the upcoming season."

"With our third consecutive record capital budget, the government is demonstrating its commitment to improve its network of roads and bridges," he said. "This network includes more than 18,600 kilometres of highway and 2,900 bridges."

The 2010-11 capital budget for the Department of Transportation is $439.3 million, bringing the government's investment in transportation infrastructure over four fiscal years to more than $1.3 billion.

"I am very pleased to see these two important project areas being worked on," said Business New Brunswick Minister Victor Boudreau. "These sections of Route 11 and Route 15 are busy year round, with usage by residents and industry. The government's focus on making our highways safer and more efficient is definitely helping us attract business activity and tourism in this region."

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MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.

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