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Scenic route isn’t very groovy

SHERBROOKE VILLAGE, N.S. - The state of a scenic route in Nova Scotia is so bad, an American Travel Company has sworn to shun the route if it's not fixed soon.New Orleans-based Creative World Travel's...


SHERBROOKE VILLAGE, N.S. – The state of a scenic route in Nova Scotia is so bad, an American Travel Company has sworn to shun the route if it’s not fixed soon.

New Orleans-based Creative World Travel’s Allan Wittmeyer says the drive along the province’s Eastern Shore is bone rattling in some spots. Vehicle owners have complained about the long route on Hwy. 7, which takes drivers from Halifax to Sherbrooke Village. Managing director, Judith Cabrita, says the agency raised the issue in a letter to the Hamm government in August.

Cabrita says Nova Scotia’s ravaged roads are an ongoing problem for road users, and insists more government funds are needed urgently.

Fixing the shoddy stretch is important, but no more crucial than fixing other bad roads, the government later responded.

“All our roads are priorities,” explains Ross McLaren, spokesman for the provincial transport department. McLaren says the province isn’t planning a major makeover of Hwy. 7 in the near future, but about 10 kilometres of patching and shoulder work will be completed by summer’s end. n


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