News release

Tender Called for Cape Breton Road Paving

Drivers in Cape Breton County will soon be travelling on smoother, stronger roads thanks to a paving tender called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender call is to repave Big Bras d'Or Road from the intersection of Highway 105 for 4.6 kilometres to the Cape Breton-Victoria county line, and on Main-A-Dieu Road, two kilometres east of the intersection of Trunk 22, east for 4.7 kilometres to the intersection of lace Bay and Catalone roads.

"The department is working hard to get Nova Scotia's highways in top shape," said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Investing money in our highways pays dividends for residents all over Nova Scotia."

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 in Cape Breton County will soon be travelling on smoother, stronger roads thanks to a paving tender called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender call is to repave Big Bras d'Or Road from the intersection of Highway 105 to the Cape Breton-Victoria county line and on Main-A-Dieu Road near the intersection of the Glace Bay and Catalone roads.

Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, says investing money in our highways pays dividends for residents all over Nova Scotia.

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