Rock to Road

Nova Scotia to spend $325 million on roads in 2009

September 24, 2009
By Andy Bateman

September 24, 2009 – A
few sentences in the first budget by
Nova Scotia’s NDP government may give some cheer to provincial roadbuilders.

to N.S. Finance Minister Graham Steele, “
We plan to spend $796 million to build and repair roads
and bridges, schools and health-care facilities, housing and more. The province
is scheduled to spend $325 million on highway construction and major
maintenance projects this year, surpassing last year's amount by over $140
million and making this year's highway improvement plan one of the largest in
the province's history”.


For the full text of the budget
speech, go to