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TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS--Open House for Highway 103 Alignment
The Department of Transportation and Public Works will hold an
open house to discuss the new alignment for the twinning of
Highway 103 from Beechville to Upper Tantallon, Halifax Co.

The open house will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Lakeside
Fire Hall, 26 Myra Rd., Timberlea, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The public is invited to come and look at these proposed
alignment adjustments. Representatives from the Department of
Transportation and Public Works will be in attendance to answer
questions and concerns.

"We think we have a proposal that addresses concerns already
raised by the community," said Don Downe, Minister of
Transportation and Public Works. "This open house is an
opportunity to get more public input to make sure we build the
road with the community in mind."

The twinning of Highway 103 between Beechville and Upper
Tantallon is a $22-million five-year plan that will provide
commuters with a safer, more reliable and less congested trip. 

Improvements to this portion of Highway 103 will have a direct
influence on the community and the region with increased mobility
and access, creating a more attractive environment for residents,
business and industry.

An information package, including a map of the proposed corridor
for the Highway 103 twinning, will be available at the open
house. The map can also be viewed on the Internet at


Contact: Bob Mann
         Public Affairs and Communications
         Transportation and Public Works

         Ralph Spares
         Director, Infrastructure Management
         Transportation and Public Works

ngr                   Nov. 3, 1997                4:30 p.m.