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Nova Scotia plans to spend more than $1 billion on roads and bridges by 2030

The Canadian Press
Nova Scotia plans to spend more than $1 billion on roads and bridges by 2030

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next seven years on highways, bridges and ferry services.

Public Works Minister Kim Masland says the planned spending marks one of the province’s largest investments in transportation infrastructure.

Masland says Nova Scotia plans to spend $450 million in 2023-24 on roadwork and major projects already underway.

Another $583 million has been set aside for six other major construction projects to be completed between 2025 and 2030.

As well, eight major projects will continue in 2023-24, including the twinning of portions of several 100-series highways.

And 31 bridges are scheduled for replacement or rehabilitation.

Masland said the six long-term construction projects include:

  • Twinning of Highway 103 between Hubbards and East River
  • Twinning of Highway 103 between East River and Chester
  • Construction of an interchange on Highway 103 at Argyle
  • Twinning of Highway 104 between Taylors Road and Paqtnkek
  • Twinning of Highway 107 between Burnside and Loon Lake
  • Development of ferry infrastructure at Tancook

The province has 23,000 kilometres of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges.

“This investment will not only make our highways and bridges safer, it will also enable the road-building industry time to plan and prepare for these major investments,” Masland said in a statement.

© 2023 The Canadian Press

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