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 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
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:
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 money to support highway improvement projects
will be provided by the Building Canada Plan.
Municipalities contribute on cost-shared projects
in their areas.