Province Calls Tenders for HRM Paving

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

April 7, 2008 3:10 PM

Drivers along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore will soon have a smoother trip because of a road-paving tender announced by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has called a tender to repave Highway 107 from near the Exit 19 overpass at Porters Lake east for 8.4 kilometres to west of the Exit 21 overpass. The tender also includes repaving of the ramps at exits 19 and 20, as well as the connector road between Highway 107 and Trunk 7 at Exit 20. In addition, the tender calls for repaving of East Jeddore Road from the intersection of Bakers Point Road for 3.8 kilometres to the end of pavement.

"Highway 107 is an essential life line for the communities along the Eastern Shore," said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "This project will make these sections smoother and stronger."

The project is part of government's commitment to better roads and infrastructure as outlined in the speech from the throne.

The department's highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.


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     Drivers along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore will soon have a

smoother trip because of a road-paving tender announced by the

province.

     The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

has called a tender to repave Highway 107 from near the Exit

19 overpass at Porters Lake east for eight-point-four kilometres

to west of the Exit 21 overpass. The tender also includes

repaving of the ramps at exits 19 and 20, the connecting road at

exit 20, as well repaving of a section of the East Jeddore Road.

     Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

Renewal, says Highway 107 is an essential life line for the

communities along the Eastern Shore.

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Media Contact: Steve Smith
              Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
              902-424-2233
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