Major improvement for Bay d’Espoir Highway

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The Honourable Nick McGrath, the provincial Minister of Transportation and Works, was in Harbour Breton on Wednesday, March 5 to make a major announcement concerning improvements for the Bay d’Espoir Highway.

The Honourable Nick mcGrath, the provincial Minister of Transportation and Works,and some of his staff talking to MAyor Roy Drake of HArbour Breton at the annoucmnet on March 5 that governmnet will be calling tenders for the upgrade of more than 30 km of the Bay d'Espoir Highway in 2014.

Minister McGrath said that a project tender would call for the rehabilitation of more than 30 km of Route 360. The work will include upgrades between km 80.6 and 86.6 as well as between km 170.9 to 198.2.

This work does not include the project announced on Route 360 for 2013, which will also be finished in 2014.

The closing date for the project tender is April 1, 2014.

Tracey Perry, the MHA for Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune, who was on hand at the official announcement said, “The Bay d’Espoir Highway is a lifeline for the people in our region and major investments to the highway will continue to help drive economic activity for local businesses, while at the same time enhancing overall safety for all motorists travelling in our area of the province.”

Geographic location: Fortune Bay, La Hune

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  • Jay
    March 07, 2014 - 20:18

    St Nick was either late arriving or he's gearing up for the next election. Only good old saint Nick really knows what's meant by rehabilitation of more than 30 KM of route 360 . A great number of PC's will be in need of rehabilitation after the next election or should I say they will need training for their next employment position. Just saying.

  • Don
    March 06, 2014 - 20:37

    Has anyone confirmed if the road is going to be paved from Pool's Cove junction to Hr. Breton. People have questioned the press release and wonder what rehabilitate means. Will this be more patch work or will the whole 30 kms be paved? Maybe the Coaster may have an answer to that for us.

  • gord
    March 05, 2014 - 21:53

    Well! This is indeed interesting to read a comment from Tracey Perry (MHA unknown) that is pro Bay D'Espoir/Hr Breton. It appears well known in that district that she reportedly shunned that area for lack of political support in the last election. Could there be another voter call soon?

  • Abe Jensen
    March 05, 2014 - 17:37

    That is great news. I will be the first to say it was a long time in coming but Thanks. Tracey, you must keep fighting to complete all areas in your district. Again Thanks.

  • Abe Jensen
    March 05, 2014 - 17:36

    That is great news. I will be the first to say it was a long time in coming but Thanks. Tracey, you must keep fighting to complete all areas in your district. Again Thanks.