News release

Tenders Issued for More Road Improvements

Paving projects for smoother roads in several Nova Scotia communities are among the highway improvement tenders called today, July 15.

The province is advertising eleven tenders for $12.5-million worth of road projects in seven counties and two regional municipalities as part of the province's highway construction program.

"We're working with partners to make sure improvements continue to go forward on roads all over Nova Scotia," said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "These latest projects are among the many now underway to provide Nova Scotians and visitors with a strong road network that connects our communities."

The province is scheduled to spend $325 million on highway construction and major maintenance projects this year, surpassing last year's amount by more than $100 million. A portion of the funding will come from federal stimulus programs.

"There is a wide variety of work involved in these projects, from building a roundabout to bridge painting," said Mr. Estabrooks. Whatever the job, I know that the Nova Scotia construction industry is up to the task."

The tenders released today are:

  • Queens County, repaving Trunk 8, from Route 210 south for five kilometres, and repaving Route 210, from Airport Road southwest to Trunk 8 for 3.7 kilometres
  • Colchester and Cumberland counties, crack filling and surface coating for 9.6 kilometres on the Cobequid Pass (Highway 104)
  • Antigonish and Guysborough counties, surface coating on North Riverside Road and Trunk 16 in Guysborough and on Lower West River Road in Antigonish for a total of 7.6 kilometres
  • Halifax Regional Municipality, painting of the underpass structure on Highway 102 at Aerotech Interchange.
  • Pictou County, repaving Route 347 from Falls Brook south for 4.4 kilometres to Meiklefield Road.
  • Halifax Regional Municipality, four tenders for paving 40 subdivision streets, cost-shared with HRM
  • Digby County, Highway 101, Exit 32, Hectanooga Road Interchange, grading of ramps and realignment of Hectanooga Road, cost shared with the federal government
  • Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Route 327, Kenwood Drive, construction of Alexandra Street roundabout

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The province has announced eleven tenders for 12.5 million dollars worth of road projects in seven counties and both regional municipalities.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks says the department is working to make sure improvements continue to go forward on roads all over Nova Scotia.

The province is scheduled to spend 325-million-dollars on highway construction and major maintenance projects this year, surpassing last year's amount by more than 100-million-dollars.

The tenders include repaving in Queens, Colchester, Pictou and Cumberland counties; road construction in Cape Breton; and paving 40 subdivision streets in Halifax Regional Municipality, cost-shared with H-R-M.

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