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$500 million to be spent on Nova Scotia's highways, roads and bridges in 2022-23

The Canadian Press
$500 million to be spent on Nova Scotia's highways, roads and bridges in 2022-23

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia says nearly $500 million is to be spent in 2022-23 to improve and upgrade the province’s roads, highways and bridges.

Officials say the provincial contribution to the overall total is about $340 million, with the remainder provided by Ottawa, which shares costs on major highway projects.

Public Works Minister Kim Masland says the province’s five-year highway improvement plan includes more than 150 major construction and improvement projects during the fiscal year that begins April 1.

Masland says the plan includes the construction of 12 new bridges and the replacement of 18 others.

She says the government will follow through on a campaign promise to double spending to improve the province’s gravel roads, bringing it to a total of $40 million.

The minister says 10 major construction projects are planned, with the focus on the ongoing twinning of Highways 101, 103, 104 and 107.

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