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$140-million upgrade for Nova Scotia Highway 103

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$140-million upgrade for Nova Scotia Highway 103

HUBBARDS, N.S. — The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced $140 million in joint federal-provincial funding for upgrades to Highway 103 in the province.

Work involves twinning 10.8 kilometres of road between Upper Tantallon and Ingramport, with the construction of new bridge structures over Mill Lake, Little Indian Lake and the Ingram River and over Highway 103 at Mill Lake, noted a media released issued July 25.

A further 11.8 kilometres of road will be twinned between Ingramport and Hubbards, including the construction of a new interchange at Hubbards to accommodate the added westbound lanes, and seven kilometres of access road connecting adjacent properties to the interchange.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $32.5 million for the section of work between Ingramport and Upper Tantallon and the Government of Nova Scotia is providing up to $37.5 million.

The federal government will provide just over $33.1 million for the portion between Ingramport and Hubbards and Nova Scotia will provide more than $36.8 million.

Both projects are being funded through the New Building Canada Fund: National and Regional Projects, the statement indicated.

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