News release

Tenders Called for Queensland Beach Road Repairs

Repairs to the entrance road of the province's busiest beach should be completed in time for the summer season thanks to a road-paving tender announced today, April 9, by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has called for tenders to repave Conrads Road at Queensland Beach from the intersection of Trunk 3 for about 0.4 kilometres.

"Last fall, subtropical storm Noel did major damage to this road tearing up the pavement in many places," said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Queensland Beach is a major recreational resource for the people of Nova Scotia and I'm happy that it will be fixed by June 15."

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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Repairs to the entrance road of the province's busiest beach should be completed in time for the summer season thanks to a road-paving tender announced today, (April 9th) by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has called for tenders to repave Conrads Road at Queensland Beach from the intersection of Trunk 3 for about a half kilometre.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Murray Scott says Queensland Beach is a major recreational resource for the people of Nova Scotia that will be repaired by June 15th.

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