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Major funding for Nova Scotia highway twinning

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Major funding for Nova Scotia highway twinning

WINDSOR, N.S. — Representatives of the federal and provincial governments were on hand Jan. 15 to announce $69 million in joint funding for the Highway 101 Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Twinning Project in Nova Scotia.

The governments are each contributing up to $34.5 million towards this project through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component — National Regional Projects program, said a media statement.

The province will be providing the remainder of funding toward project costs.

Work includes twinning 9.5 kilometres of Highway 101 from Exit 5 to west of Exit 7.

Completing the twinning of Highway 101 through this section will bridge a missing piece of twinned highway that will ultimately span from Halifax west to Hortonville at Exit 9, resulting in approximately 70 kilometres of continuous twinned highway, the statement indicated.

“Completing the twinning of Highway 101 is a strategic investment that will ensure more efficient movement of people and goods along this important corridor,” said Lloyd Hines, Nova Scotia minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal, in the statement.

“In addition to making our roads safer for all drivers, it will help bring economic benefits including to the region’s agriculture and tourism industries.”

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