News Release Archive

  An additional 19 kilometres of newly twinned Highway 104
  opened to traffic today in northern Nova Scotia.
  About three kilometres of new four-lane construction were
  built to bypass Kemptown in Colchester County, followed by
  16 kilometres of new eastbound lanes over Mount Thom to West
  River Station Road at Salt Springs, Pictou County.
  Eleven different construction firms were involved in a
  number of projects with the majority of work carried out in
  1994 and 1995. The projects included new four-lane
  construction for the Kemptown bypass followed by two new
  eastbound lanes for Highway 104, an overpass structure at
  Riversdale Road, two bridges over Salmon River, an
  interchange at East Kemptown and realigning a section of
  Trunk 4 leading to Highway 104.
  The total cost of $34.6 million was equally shared by the
  Nova Scotia and federal governments with funding from the
  Canada-Nova Scotia Highway Improvement Agreement and the
  Canada-Nova Scotia Strategic Highway Improvement Agreement.
  "Nova Scotia now has approximately 110 kilometres of twinned
  Highway 104," said Transportation and Communications
  Minister Richie Mann. "That's about 38 per cent of the
  Trans-Canada from the New Brunswick border to the Canso
  Causeway. The remaining critical portions, between Alma and
  Salt Springs, and the Western Alignment between Thompson
  Station and Masstown, will be completed by 1998."
  Contact: Public Affairs and Communications  902-424-8687
  trp                   Dec. 05, 1995