News release

Forest Hills Extension to Close for Night Work

NOTE: A graphic of the area that will be closed is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/Photos/2013/jun/forest_hills_ad.jpg.

Starting Monday, June 10, the Forest Hills Extension, between Highway 118 and Main Street in Dartmouth, will be closed to traffic at night to repave, widen and install centre-line rumble strips.

During weekdays the extension (Highway 107) will be closed from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. On the weekends, the road will reopen at 8 a.m.

"By doing this work at night, the province is able to maintain normal traffic flow during the busy daytime hours," said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "This reduces the inconvenience to the majority of drivers who use this road and helps keep workers and drivers safe."

A detour will go to Highway 118, Highway 111, and Main Street and a number of signs will be onsite to alert drivers to the road closures.

The $3,365,002 project was awarded to Dexter Construction and will take about 40 days.

This work is part of the province's 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan and the jobsHere economic development plan to create jobs and improve highway infrastructure for residents, visitors, businesses and industries. The province has invested more than $1.1 billion in capital highway construction since 2009. To view the plan, go to www.gov.ns.ca/tran.

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Starting Monday, June 10th, the Forest Hills Extension, between Highway 118 and Main Street in Dartmouth, will be closed to traffic at night to repave, widen, and install centre-line rumble strips.

During weekdays, the road will be closed from 7 P-M until 5 A-M. On the weekend, the road will reopen at 8 A-M.

A detour will be available.

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