The Highway 104 project will see 38 kilometres between Sutherlands River, Pictou County and Antigonish twinned as well as the construction of new interchanges and bridges.
The project includes:
The department is using a P3 model in which the responsibilities for designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the highway is given to a single firm through a bidding process. It allows for the firm to control the schedule of the project and helps reduce the timeline and associated risk.
Although a P3 project, ownership remains with the province. The proponent will operate and maintain the highway for 20 years after construction is completed. That includes repairing potholes, repaving and snow removal. The proponent is also responsible for the design, construction and operation of the highway.
Total Investment: $717.9 million.