News release

Tenders Called for Annapolis County Paving

Drivers in the Middleton area will soon enjoy a smoother ride because of a road-paving tender announced by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is calling for tenders to repave 9.5 kilometres on Highway 101 from Exit 18 to Exit 19.

"Highway 101 is a transportation lifeline through the Annapolis Valley," said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "In addition to the twinning work that is ongoing we must also make sure the existing lanes are kept in top shape."

This 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 in the Middleton area will enjoy a smoother ride because of a road-paving tender announced by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is calling for tenders to repave nine-point-five kilometres on Highway 101 from Exit 18 to Exit 19.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Murray Scott says this route is a transportation lifeline for the Annapolis Valley.

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