first_img Motorists on Highway 101 in Hants County will have 11 kilometresof new twinned concrete pavement to travel on today, Oct. 2. Two new lanes of concrete roadway between Stillwater andEllershouse will be open to traffic by 6 p.m. — at reducedspeed. “The end is in sight for this phase of twinning on Highway 101,”said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works.”Once completed, we’re going to have a first-class section ofroad, with better safety and improved travel for motorists andtheir families.” The province opened 10 kilometres of the twinned road fromStillwater to Mount Uniacke on Sept. 22. Construction on both newsections is ongoing and the speed limit will remain at 80 km/huntil construction is completed in about three weeks. Motoristsare asked to use caution. Mr. Russell thanked highway construction workers, support staff,and the public for their hard work and patience. “Twinning 21 kilomteres of the highway in just over twoconstruction seasons is a great success story for Nova Scotians,”said Mr. Russell. “A lot of hard work has gone into this twinningproject and it’s been worth it.” An official opening of the twinned highway will take place laterthis fall. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Twinned Section of Highway 101 Readyto Openlast_img

Twinned Section of Highway 101 Ready to Open
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