Highway Funding in Nova Scotia in 2013-14

Nova Scotia's highway capital budget is part of the provincial budget. The funding goes to highway improvement projects across the province.

Sharing our plans for road improvement in the fall allows us to be more open and accountable to Nova Scotians about where our tax dollars will go during the year ahead. It also gives private companies better opportunity to prepare for earlier tendering for more than 140 upcoming highway improvement projects in 2013-14. That foresight leads to better planning, more efficiency and cost savings for the province.

The total highway capital budget for 2013-14 is $245.8 million. Additional operational funding for highway maintenance will be made available as part of the 2013-14 budget.

The last five provincial highway budgets have been record setting - totaling more than $1.1 billion in capital highway construction. Capital funding for highway construction and maintenance comes from three sources:

Provincial: $224,800,000
Highway funding in Nova Scotia includes all revenues collected through provincial gas taxes, and the registration of motor vehicles, in addition to other funding provided by the provincial government.

Federal: $20,000,000
Federal money to support highway improvement projects will be provided by the Building Canada Plan.

Municipal: $1,000,000
Municipalities contribute on cost-shared projects in their areas.