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Canada invests in Nova Scotia highway twinning

By ReNew Canada 10:42AM January 17, 2018

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The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced up to $69 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the Highway 101 Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Twinning Project.

“The Government of Canada is proud to be working in close partnership with Nova Scotia to complete the twinning of Highway 101, a vital roadway connecting east and west Nova Scotia,” said Scott Brison, member of parliament for Kings-Hants. “Smart investments in infrastructure projects like this one help grow the economy, promote sustainable regional development, and increase public safety on Canada’s roadways.”

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $34.5 million toward this project through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component—National Regional Projects program. The province will be providing the remainder of funding toward project costs.

Work includes twinning approximately 9.5 km of Highway 101 from Exit 5 to west of Exit 7. Completing the twinning of the Highway 101 through this section will bridge a missing piece of a twinned highway that will ultimately span from Halifax west to Hortonville at Exit 9, resulting in approximately 70 km of continuous twinned highway. This consistent twinned section will allow more efficient transport of goods to and from areas such as the Annapolis Valley and Hantsport.

“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’s minister of transportation and renewal. “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. We will continue to work closely with our federal partners to build a strong foundation that will allow us to grow, to prosper and to build for future generations.”

The Government of Nova Scotia had previously announced plans for a $390-million investment to twin key section of its 100-series highway network over the next decade.

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