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N. S. to enhance province’s Gateway

HALIFAX, N. S. - Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald has given a broad outline of the potential infrastructure projects that he says will help transform the province into the Atlantic Gateway of Nort...


HALIFAX, N. S. – Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald has given a broad outline of the potential infrastructure projects that he says will help transform the province into the Atlantic Gateway of North America.

Specifically, the Premier highlighted a new multi-transportation corridor to Halifax’s Ocean terminal, a new Gateway Logistics Park adjacent to the Burnside Industrial Park, the Burnside Connector, and twinning Highway 104 from Antigonish to Port Hawkesbury, a new refrigerated terminal at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and dredging Sydney Harbour as part of the initial proposed changes.

“We need to transform aspects of our infrastructure in order to meet the economic opportunities that importing and exporting will offer in the years ahead,” said Premier MacDonald at a Nova Scotia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Halifax March 5. “These projects are tangible examples of how we can reach our full Gateway potential, and also meet our government’s immediate priority of building better roads and infrastructure – another step toward a new Nova Scotia.”

The multi-transportation corridor involves paving vehicle lanes beside the rail track in what is now known as the “rail cut” that takes trains to the Ocean terminal in downtown Halifax.

“The multi-trans corridor is the perfect example of a Gateway project because it helps us move toward our environmental, economic and infrastructure targets simultaneously, and creates a business advantage for a company choosing Nova Scotia as its Gateway,” said the Premier.


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