Nova Scotia releases 5-YearHighway Improvement Plan

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Work is well underway for a busy construction season with more than 120 highway and bridge projects planned for this year, according to Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellanannounced the 2014-15 edition of the province’s 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan on January 22 during the Nova Scotia Road Builders annual convention in Halifax.

The total highway capital budget for 2014-15 is $235 million.

The province is responsible for repairing and maintaining 23,000 kilometersof roads and highways and 4,100 bridges. The cost per kilometer is over $300,000 to repave, $500,000 to $750,000 or more to upgrade a trunk highway and $3 million to twin a highway.

In addition to the work outlined in the plan, the provincewill continue discussions with the federal government to extendtwinning on Highway 103 and to complete Highway 101.

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