June 4, 2010
HANSON GULCH (CNB) - The provincial government has awarded several contracts to improve highways and bridges in southern Victoria County and issued tenders for other projects in the area.
The Department of Transportation has tendered a $243,000-contract to demolish the 72-year-old Hanson Gulch (Dyers Brook) bridge, about 10 km north of Perth-Andover.
Transportation Minister Denis Landry made the announcement today on Route 105, where he visited the construction site.
"The structure is being removed by Vail Civil Contractors Ltd. of Fredericton, which won the tender from among seven bidders," said Landry. "A tender for its replacement closes within a couple of weeks, and construction on the concrete bridge will begin this summer."
Motorists are using a temporary bridge.
Landry announced details of other construction projects that have gone through the competitive bid process:
A tender will close next week for a 1.6-km paving contract on Route 130 from the hydro line area to the Aroostook River.
Construction continues on the $5-million Salmon River Bridge replacement project on Route 108.
Funding for these projects comes from the Department of Transportation's 2010-11 capital budget of $439.3 million. The provincial government has invested more than $1.3 billion since 2007 in highways, bridges and ferries.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.