The provincial government maintains 23,000 kilometres of roads and highways, and 4,100 bridges. The 100 series highways are the backbone of the provincial road network and economy, playing a key role in business, tourism, and our everyday travel.
Please note: The February 13 session in Antigonish has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 2 due to weather event.
The consultations will present information on how highways can be twinned sooner using tolls.
All sessions are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 24
Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2756 Westville Rd.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Kentville Recreation Centre, 348 Main St.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
WindsorHants County War Memorial Community Centre, 78 Thomas St.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Best Western, 527 Highway 10 Exit 12
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Atlantica Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre, 36 Treasure Dr.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington St.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Maillard St.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Tara Lynne Community Centre, Recreation Rd.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, 606 Reeves St.
Monday, February 27
Lake Echo Community Recreation- Auditorium, 3168 Highway 7
Wednesday, March 1
Best Western, 15 Spectacle Lake Dr.
Thursday, March 2*
Claymore Inn, 137 Church St.
How to send feedback
Complete an online survey:
Drop them off in person:
Johnston Building – 2nd floor – Attention Pam Menchenton
1672 Granville Street
Send your comments by mail to:
Feedback - Highway Twinning Feasibility Study
Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
PO Box 186,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Send us your comments:
About the feasibility study
In response to many requests from the public to improve highway safety, the province commissioned a highway twinning feasibility study.
Twinning the eight sections included in this study would cost more than $2 billion. Given that cost, we’re studying the feasibility of tolling as an option to allow twinning to take place sooner.
The report represents a detailed screening/assessment that estimates the costs and the toll revenue generation potential for each section of highway studied and ranks them on the following criteria:
- Safety - collision reductions
- Traffic volume thresholds
- Cost versus revenue (financial viability)
- Travel time and travel costs savings
- Environmental impacts
- Land acquisition requirements
Over the past 2 years, the province has invested over $455 million dollars in highway infrastructure.
The total highway capital, budget for 2016-17 is $220 million. Of that $70 million is for major construction of new highways and bridges.
Through alternative funding over the next ten years all 300km outlined in the plan could be completed
Cobequid Pass 45 km of highway was twinned in less than 2 years through Province/Federal cost-sharing and paid back through tolls. All maintenance, including repairs and winter clearing, is also covered by the revenue from tolls.
Every dollar from the gas tax and RWV fees goes back into provincial roads. Over the past 3 years, government has invested $294 million above and beyond what was collected.