News release

Province Awards $5.7-Million in Road-Paving Contracts

Drivers in Nova Scotia will soon be travelling on smoother, stronger roads because of three road-paving contracts awarded by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The projects, with a total value of $5,778,978, are spread over three municipalities and involve 22.3 kilometres of paving. All three projects are scheduled to be completed this summer.

The projects are:

-- Annapolis County: A $2,587,000 contract awarded to Lafarge Canada Inc., for repaving on Trunk 8 from the intersection of Highway 101, south for about 10.4 kilometres

-- Cape Breton Regional Municipality: A $1,672,398 contract awarded to Municipal Ready Mix Ltd., to repave Trunk 22 from the intersection of Landry Crescent, south for 6.3 kilometres to the intersection of Route 255

-- Shelburne County: A $1,519,580 contract awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd., for repaving Highway 103 from the Clyde River Bridge, east for 5.6 kilometres to the intersection of Clinton Road

"Our department staff are working hard to keep Nova Scotia's highways in top shape," said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Already this year, we've awarded contracts for more than 184 kilometres of road-paving throughout Nova Scotia."

These projects are part of government's commitment to better roads and infrastructure.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal'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 Nova Scotia will soon be travelling on smoother, stronger roads because of three road-paving contracts awarded by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The projects, valued at more than five-point-seven-million dollars, will take place in Annapolis and Shelburne Counties, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and will involve 22-point- three kilometres of paving.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Murray Scott says that already this year, the province has awarded contracts for more than 184 kilometres of road paving throughout Nova Scotia.

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