News release

Tenders Called for Highway 104 Twinning

The first visible step in the twinning of Highway 104 in the Antigonish area will begin soon thanks to a tender call by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender is to clear the right-of-way for the construction of four new lanes of Highway 104 from two kilometres west of Exit 31A, near Antigonish, east for about 7.5 kilometres. The project is being cost-shared with the federal government.

"This tender call represents the all-important first step in twinning Highway 104 in the Antigonish area," said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Both the federal and provincial governments recognize that Highway 104 is a key transportation corridor that connects Nova Scotia to the rest of Canada and we're committed to upgrading its ability to move drivers and products safely and efficiently."

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 first visible step in the twinning of Highway 104 in the Antigonish area will begin soon thanks to a tender call by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender is to clear the right-of-way for the construction of four new lanes of Highway 104 from two kilometres west of Exit 31A, near Antigonish, east for about seven-point-five kilometres.

The project is being cost-shared with the federal government.

Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, says the federal and provincial governments are committed to upgrading the ability of Highway 104 to move drivers and products safely and efficiently.

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