Transportation

Highway construction projects announced (10/03/05)

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March 5, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government has awarded seven highway construction projects worth $10.8 million. The work, announced by Transportation Minister Denis Landry, is part of the department's $439.3-million capital budget for 2010-11.

Two tenders valued at more than $2.5 million have been awarded to St. Isidore Asphalte ltée.

"The project areas are on Route 8 where 11.3 km will be paved from the Bass River Area to Route 11; and on Route 135 where 4.2 km section will be paved from Route 11 to the Canobie Cross Road," said Landry. "As outlined in our Action Plan for Self-Sufficiency in Northern New Brunswick, investing in our major routes is key to assisting businesses, tourism and help spur on economic development opportunities."

A total of 15.8 km is being paved on Route 8 in the southwest Miramichi region. Springhill Construction Ltd. won a $2.8-million contract to work in two sections from the Arbeau Lane Area to Howard Road and from the Barnettville Road Area to the Renous River.

"As part of the government's $1.6-billion Plan for a Stronger Economy, we are putting people to work and delivering an economic stimulus," said Human Resources Minister Rick Brewer. "These new upgrades will be welcome and build on investments last year on Route 8, which is heavily used by residents and commercial vehicles to communities across New Brunswick."

Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. has been awarded a contract valued at more than $2 million to pave 6.4 km on Route 16 east of Port Elgin from the Upper Cape Road to the Immigrant Road.

Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. was among five companies that submitted bids.

MacDonald Paving & Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $1.64-million contract to pave 7.5 km on Route 2 between Dieppe and Scoudouc. The work will be from the Route 132 interchange to the Calhoun Road interchange and to the Renaissance Road area. MacDonald Paving & Construction Ltd. was among five companies that submitted bids.

Landry Asphalte ltee was awarded a contract worth more than $553,000 to pave 1.7 km on Route 113 from the Shippagan harbour bridge to Savoie Landing.

A $1.1-million contract was tendered to Moncton Construction Inc., which will do work on 19 km including: Route 7 between the Route 102 interchange and Highland Road in Grand Bay-Westfield (4.1 km); Route 113 between Route 11 and Octave Street (3.2 km) and from Martine Lake to Tom Street (4.7 km); and seven km on Route 114 from the Hillsborough village limit to Stoney Creek #1 Bridge in Albert County.

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

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