April 16, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - A new website has been launched to promote road construction across the province. Transportation Minister Denis Landry made the announcement today.
"As part of the department's capital budget of $439.3 million, improvements are being made to highways and bridges across New Brunswick," said Landry. "This website will be a valuable tool for commuters, tourists and businesspeople in planning their trips and summer activities across the province."
The website features a project map with icons that guide visitors to information about several 2010 construction projects; proposed projects; and initiatives recently completed. A complete list of construction projects is online.
"This government has invested more than $1.3 billion during its last four transportation capital budgets," said Landry. "This investment is creating jobs, delivering an economic stimulus and upgrading our 18,600 km of highways and 2,900 bridges. It is important to show New Brunswickers how their tax dollars are being invested."
The Department of Transportation is preparing for the upcoming construction season. Sixty tenders have been called, and 32 contracts have been awarded. These are in addition to tenders awarded for Phase 2 of the Princess Margaret Bridge rehabilitation project in Fredericton and the Route 1 Gateway Project.
Projects funded through the Rural Road Infrastructure Program and the Provincial Designated Highways within municipalities will be announced in the coming weeks.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.