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July 7, 2014
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July 7, 2014, Tantallon, N.S. – A new
interchange and connector between Tantallon and Hubbards will provide Nova
Scotia drivers with better access between Highway 103 and Trunk 3.

July 7, 2014, Tantallon, N.S. – A new
interchange and connector between Tantallon and Hubbards will provide Nova
Scotia drivers with better access between Highway 103 and Trunk 3.

  

"We are very pleased to be able to move forward on this
important project that is sure to benefit all who travel on this stretch of
road," said Lunenburg MLA Ms. Lohnes-Croft, who represented Transportation
and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan at the funding announcement.
"The new interchange and connector will reduce traffic congestion, reduce
travel time and help to improve emergency response times to communities along
the trunk highway."

 

The new interchange and connector is the first Building
Canada Fund project in the province.

 

"Government's support for public infrastructure has
never been stronger. We are pleased to work with Premier McNeil and the
province of Nova Scotia to approve projects under the new Building Canada Plan,
to ensure that infrastructure funding continues to flow in Nova Scotia as we
focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous
communities across Canada," said Minister of Justice and Attorney General
of Canada Peter MacKay.

 

"We are proud to invest in this Highway 103 project,
which will focus on improving mobility in the Halifax Regional Municipality and
increasing safety for all those who use the highway system."

 

The project will include a bridge over Highway 103, four
ramps forming an interchange, a 1.6 kilometre connector road from Highway 103
to Trunk 3, a roundabout at Trunk 3, and a bridge over Kieley Brook.

 

Construction is scheduled to start in late summer or fall,
with an anticipated end date of October 2015.

 

The cost of the project will be about $16.2 million. The
federal government will contribute up to $6.85 million. The province will
provide the remaining funding.