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N.S. highways get money for upgrades


October 17, 2014
By Government of N.S.

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October 17, 2014, Halifax, N.S. – The Province of Nova
Scotia and the Government of Canada have agreed to share the cost of upgrading
130 kilometres of the 100-series highway system in Nova Scotia over the next
four years.

October 17, 2014, Halifax, N.S. – The Province of Nova
Scotia and the Government of Canada have agreed to share the cost of upgrading
130 kilometres of the 100-series highway system in Nova Scotia over the next
four years.

 

Under the New Building Canada Plan, the federal government
will provide up to $20 million for 22 projects that have an estimated total
cost of $50 million.

 

In addition to repaving, the projects will involve the
installation of rumble strips, widening of some shoulders, and guardrail
improvements.

 

"The New Building Canada Fund provides a tremendous
boost for road improvements in Nova Scotia," said Geoff MacLellan,
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "It allows us to
get more out of our transportation dollars and is helping us provide $50-million
worth of road work for the next four years, including five projects that we'll
be getting started on in 2015."

 

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

 

The work will span four years and take place in the counties
of Digby, Halifax, Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish, Queens, Yarmouth,
Cumberland, Richmond and Lunenburg. A list of projects can be found at
http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/NewBuildingCDNProjects2014.pdf.


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