Enhancing safety and convenience for motorists
CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - With construction now complete, the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works cut the ribbon and officially opened the Conception Bay South (CBS) Bypass extension today.
The $25.3-million project spans from Legion Road to Seal Cove representing a total distance of 5.6 kilometres. The provincial government contributed $18.8 million and the Government of Canada contributed $6.5 million through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.
- Through Budget 2013: A Sound Plan, A Secure Future, provincial government spending will exceed $866 million in infrastructure investments to help drive economic activity and generate 5,330 person years of employment.
- Through the $4-billion Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Canada works with provincial, territorial and municipal governments, as well as with the private sector, to meet strategic infrastructure needs across the country. The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund supports large-scale strategic infrastructure projects that improve quality of life and further sustainable growth.
"This new stretch of highway will reduce road congestion and more importantly will improve road safety for Newfoundlanders and visitors alike. Our government is pleased to support infrastructure projects like this one, that create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
The Honourable Rob Moore
Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
"The CBS Bypass is a very important piece of highway infrastructure that will significantly enhance the flow of traffic in the region. Traffic volumes on the Avalon Peninsula have increased substantially in recent years generated by unprecedented economic growth. The provincial government continues to invest in infrastructure to stimulate further growth in all regions of the province."
The Honourable Nick McGrath
Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Transportation and Works
- Conception Bay South Bypass Work Continues - July 12, 2012 (gov.nl.ca)
- Work Progresses on CBS Bypass Project - October 12, 2012 (gov.nl.ca)
- Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund
- Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Transportation and Works
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Carol Ann Carter
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Transport Canada, Ottawa
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Ottawa
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