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Roads & Paving
Nova Scotia announces increased highway budget
December 19, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s public works department has budgeted more than $500 million for roadwork on major highways and bridges over the 2024-25 fiscal year, an increase over last year’s spending of roughly $450 million.
A considerable amount of this funding will be put toward projects that are already underway, with about $295 million going to design work, road and bridge improvements and equipment.
Kim Masland, the province’s Minister of Public Works, said that planning and preliminary design work has already begun on six major projects, including the Argyle Interchange and twinning along sections of Highway 103, 104 and 107.
Construction will also continue on a number of major road and bridge projects, including Highway 101 from Three Mile Plains to Falmouth, Highway 102 Aerotech Connector, Highway 103 from Tantallon to Hubbards, the Bridgewater Interchange and the Sackville-Bedford-Burnisde connector on Highway 107.
Several projects facing delays from issues surrounding last July’s storm damage and ensuing flooding have been carried into the 2024-25 fiscal year, including paving work on Highways 103 and 107.
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