Road Improvements for Eastern Nova Scotia

first_img Residents and visitors in the eastern area of the province canlook forward to more road improvements. Four contracts for road work, worth more than $3.2 million, haverecently been awarded in Cape Breton, Victoria and Guysboroughcounties. “We’re working hard to improve and strengthen the province’sinfrastructure in all areas of the province and for all NovaScotians,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation andPublic Works. Two contracts were awarded for work in Cape Breton County. Onecontract, worth more than $1.5 million, is for repaving Route327, from Grand Mira South Road northerly, about four kilometres;and repaving Route 223, east of Scotch Lake Road westerly, about2.4 kilometres. The contract was awarded to Dexter Construction.Work is expected to be completed in June 2005. The other contact for Cape Breton County, worth $270,000, is forpaving Oakfield Drive, from Hillside Road southeasterly, aboutone kilometre; and paving about 0.6 kilometres of Sunrise Drive.The contract was awarded to Municipal Ready Mix. Work is expectedto be completed by the end of October. The contract for Victoria County, worth more than $1 million, isfor repaving part of Trunk 30 – Cabot Trail, from the federalpark entrance southerly, about 5.3 kilometres. The contract wasawarded to Dexter Construction. Work is expected to be completedin summer 2005. The contract for Guysborough County, worth $357,000, is forgrading and gravelling the Antigonish/Guysborough Road, from theHeatherton Road easterly, about 1.7 kilometres. The contract wasawarded to Laredo Construction. Work is expected to be completedthis fall. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from district offices inBridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Road Improvements for Eastern NovaScotialast_img read more

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