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.
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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.”