Highway improvements in upper Miramichi, Northumberland County (10/07/09)
July 9, 2010
BLACKVILLE (CNB) - Major highway improvements are being undertaken this summer in the upper Miramichi and Northumberland
Transportation Minister Denis Landry and Human Resource Minister Rick Brewer released details during a construction site visit today.
"I am pleased that these projects are being undertaken in this region this summer," said Brewer. "Improving these roads will improve
safety for motorists. We are demonstrating our commitment to invest in and upgrade infrastructure in rural New Brunswick."
The following projects were outlined:
- on Route 8: paving of 8.8 km between Arbeau Lane and Howard Road; and paving of seven kilometres between Barnettville Road and
the Renous River. The contract was awarded to Springhill Construction Ltd. (about $2.8 million);
- on Route 8: paving of 4.6 km from the Southwest Miramichi River Bridge to the Doaktown village limits. The contract was awarded to
Springhill Construction Ltd. (about $788,000);
- paving and grading of 0.6 km on Route 8 near the Central New Brunswick Academy entrance in New Bandon. The contract was
awarded to Hogan Paving Ltd. (about $405,000);
- paving of five kilometres on Route 108 from Miller Drive to Route 8. The contract was awarded to HBH Paving Ltd. (about $770,000);
- more than $1 million has been invested through the Department of Transportation's Rural Infrastructure Program to upgrade 38.6 kms
of chipseal highway, including 17.6 kms on Route 108;
- the Department of Transportation has issued a tender for a multi-year project on Route 108 from the Halfway Inn to Foster Mountain;
- the department will replace a large box culvert on Route 126 in the Barnaby area; and
- the department will carry out $80,000 in improvements to the sand dome in Doaktown.
"Since 2007, our government has invested $1.3 billion in our transportation infrastructure," said Landry. "I request the patience of
motorists during construction while we improve the quality and safety of these roads."
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.