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Work begins on Heatherton Bridge in N.S.


June 27, 2014
By Rock to Road

June 27, 2014, Antigonish, N.S. – Members of the provincial
and federal government gathered to mark the start of construction of the
Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge project.

June 27, 2014, Antigonish, N.S. – Members of the provincial
and federal government gathered to mark the start of construction of the
Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge project.

 

The Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge project involves the
reconstruction of the Heatherton Bridge on the National Highway System on
Highway 104, between Exit 35 and Exit 36 in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. The
project consists of the construction of a detour bridge adjacent to the
existing bridge, the removal of the existing bridge and the construction of the
replacement bridge.

 

"Strenghtening Nova Scotia's communities and ensuring
their long-term prosperity is a key commitment of our government, said Peter
MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney
General of Canada. “We are proud to invest in the replacement of Highway 104's
Heatherton Bridge as we continue to focus on creating jobs, promoting growth
and building strong, prosperous communities across the country, to improve the
quality of life of all Canadians. This highway is not only a vital link in the
Trans-Canada Highway system, but it is also key infrastructure the people of
Nova Scotia need and rely on."

 

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $1.8 million
to this project through the Building Canada Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia
is providing the remaining funding for this project, which has a total
estimated cost of $5.5 million.

 

Construction is expected to be complete by the end of July
2015.