TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Road Improvements in WesternDistrict Three counties in the western part of the province will see roadand bridge improvements this fall. The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Workswill spend about $2.6 million on road and bridge improvements inAnnapolis, Kings and Lunenburg counties. “These improvements will strengthen the network of roads andbridges in the western part of Nova Scotia,” said Ron Russell,Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Better roads andbridges means improved services and safer travel for allmotorists.” In Annapolis County, more than six kilometres of Highway 101 willbe repaved, from the Trunk 8 overpass at Exit 22 at Lequille. In Lunenburg and Kings counties, two sections of Trunk 12 will berepaved. One section includes about five kilometres south onForties Road in New Ross. The other section begins at theLunenburg County line to Legge Road in Kings County, about threekilometres. The repaving contracts were awarded to Dexter Construction. Workis expected to be complete this fall. In Lunenburg County, R. J. Dickey Contracting is working onrepairs to the Old Town Bridge in Bridgewater, which should befinished in October. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from offices in Bridgewater,Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
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