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Tenders Called for Canso Causeway Lighting Upgrade

The road between Cape Breton and the mainland will be brighter this summer thanks to a road-improvement tender called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender is to upgrade highway lighting on the Canso Causeway from the swing bridge west for about 1.5 kilometres. Cost of the project is being shared with the federal government.

"The existing lights are outdated and expensive to maintain," said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "The new lighting system will be brighter and more reliable."

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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The road between Cape Breton and the mainland will be brighter this summer thanks to a road-improvement tender called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender is for highway lighting upgrades on the Canso Causeway from the swing bridge west for about one-point-five kilometres. Cost is being shared with the federal government.

Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, says the new lighting system will be brighter and more reliable.

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