C.B.S. bypass extension officially opened

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The Conception Bay South Bypass extension was officially opened on rainy and windy morning with the cut of a ribbon.

 

The $25.3-million project spans from Legion Road to Seal Cove —a distance of 5.6 kilometres.

The provincial government contributed $18.8 million, with the federal government coming in for $6.5 million through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.

“The C.B.S. Bypass is a very important piece of highway infrastructure that will significantly enhance the flow of traffic in the region,” Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works, said in a news release.

“Traffic volumes on the Avalon Peninsula have increased substantially in recent years generated by unprecedented economic growth."

 Rob Moore, Minister of State, including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, said the project was a priority for the Government of Canada, for Newfoundland and Labrador and for residents of Conception Bay South,.

“This new stretch of highway will reduce road congestion and more importantly will improve road safety for area residents and travellers alike," he said. 

 

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  • egp
    January 15, 2014 - 13:53

    now if we can get the team gushue extension finished

  • Holyrood taxpayer
    January 15, 2014 - 13:18

    Why was Goobie there anyway. Another media moment. Notice the other three with safety gear on and Gobbie standing off without a clue

    • Dolf
      January 15, 2014 - 14:20

      Fabian Manning along with Terry French must have had a dozen photo ops with this "piece of road" since 2001. Fabian still has the white hat Goobie should be wearing, if in fact any of 'em need one.

  • Marilyn
    January 15, 2014 - 11:44

    What a freakin farce - the only reduction in traffic is off of Legion Rd. - which for those living on that street is a great thing. But that's an awful lot of money spent when people only have a 5.6 kms of reprieve - we all still only end up with a 2 lane Manuels Access Rd - whatever happened to the 4 lanes for this highway - seems to me that someone fooled something up??

  • Marilyn
    January 15, 2014 - 11:43

    What a freakin farce - the only reduction in traffic is off of Legion Rd. - which for those living on that street is a great thing. But that's an awful lot of money spent when people only have a 5.6 kms of reprieve - we all still only end up with a 2 lane Manuels Access Rd - whatever happened to the 4 lanes for this highway - seems to me that someone fooled something up??