News release

Tenders Called for Cape Breton Paving

Drivers on one of Cape Breton's busiest roads will soon be having a smoother trip because of a road-paving tender announced by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has called for tenders to repave Highway 125 from the end of the concrete barrier at Exit 6, for 8.2 kilometres to the intersection of Grand Lake Road.

"Last month we had to make some temporary repairs to this section," said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Now that the weather is improving, I'm pleased that we can undertake a more permanent improvement."

The project is part of government's commitment to better roads and infrastructure.

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 on one of Cape Breton's busiest roads will soon be having a smoother trip because of a road-paving tender announced by the province.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has called for tenders to repave Highway 125 from the end of the concrete barrier at Exit 6, for eight-point-two kilometres to the intersection of Grand Lake Road.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Murray Scott says the paving will replace temporary repairs that were made on this section last month.

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