News release

Tenders Called for Guysborough County Paving Project

A popular road connection in the Guysborough area will soon be smoother and stronger thanks to a road-paving tender called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender calls for repaving for 6.4 kilometres South River Lake Road. It begins 2.9 kilometres west of the intersection with North Ogden Road east heading toward Roachvale.

"Many drivers use this road to connect between Guysborough and Route 316," said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "I'm pleased that we're able to include this project on the 2009 construction schedule."

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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A popular road connection in the Guysborough area will soon be smoother and stronger thanks to a road-paving tender called by the department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The tender calls for repaving for six-point-four kilometres of South River Lake Road beginning west of the intersection with North Ogden Road heading east toward Roachvale.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Brooke Taylor says many drivers use this road to connect between Guysborough and Route 316.

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