Canada commits to major road investment

By Catrin Jones17 January 2023

It has been reported that Nova Scotia, a province in Canada, will commit US$748 million over the next seven years for improvements to the eastern Canadian province’s highways, bridges and ferry infrastructure.

Cabot Trail highway, Nova Scotia (Photo: AdobeStock)

The money derives from the recently announced Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan. The plan maps out the Canadian government’s approach to repairing and maintaining the province’s 23,000 kilometres of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges.

The total highway capital budget for 2023–2024 is expected to approach US$500 million with an estimated US$583 million towards six new major construction projects over the next seven years.

Major projects planned to start this year are the twinning of sections of highways 101, 103 and 104 as well as the four-lane Highway 107 Sackville-Burnside-Connector.

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