News release

Tenders Called for Four Road-Paving Projects

Nova Scotians will enjoy smoother driving around the province because of four tenders for repaving called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The projects are spread over four counties and involve 32 kilometres of work. The project details are as follows:

-- Cape Breton Regional Municipality: Trunk 4 from the intersection with Green Hill Road west for 7.9 kilometres to just after the intersection with Meadows Road.

-- Colchester County: two sections of Trunk 6. One from the intersection with Route 311 north for 2.5 kilometres. The other from east of Logan Road, at Bayhead, west for 3.4 kilometres toward the Colchester-Pictou county line.

-- Halifax Regional Municipality: Route 336, from the intersection with Route 224, for 9.7 kilometres to the Colchester County line.

-- Yarmouth County: Chebogue Road, from the intersection with Wyman Road south for 8.5 kilometres to the Town of Yarmouth.

"I'm pleased that we're able to tender these projects now, to help contractors get off to a fast start when construction season begins in the spring," said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "These kinds of projects benefit local communities while providing work and supporting our provincial economy."

All four tenders close on Thursday, Feb. 12.

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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Nova Scotians will enjoy smoother driving around the province because of four tenders for repaving called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The projects involve 32 kilometres of work spread over Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Colchester and Yarmouth counties, and Halifax Regional Municipality.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Brooke Taylor says these kinds of projects benefit local communities while providing work and supporting the provincial economy.

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