first_imgDrivers on Highway 102 should soon have a smoother ride thanks to a road-paving tender called today, Jan. 17, by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works called for tenders to repave the northbound lanes of Highway 102 from Shortts Lake for 10.5 kilometres to the Irwin Road overpass. The project is to be completed this summer. “This is one of the province’s busiest sections of highway and it’s important that we keep it in tip-top shape,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “By tendering this job now, we’re helping the contractor get an early start on it in the spring.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img

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