HALFIAX, N.S. — The province is advertising tenders for three sections of road work along Trunk 7 this summer.
The projects amount to 19 kilometres of improvements, part of the province’s commitment to upgrade the highway to handle heavy commercial trucks and to provide a smoother ride for motorists.
“We are helping to build a strong economy on the Eastern Shore,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “We are investing substantial dollars into our transportation network, and Trunk 7 and residents of the Eastern Shore are the beneficiaries of sound investments.”
The tenders are for the following sections of Trunk 7: — from the Highway 107 access road to the west end of Pinehill Drive, about six kilometres; — from about 5.5 kilometres east of Upper Lakeville Road, east towards Ship Harbour, about 4.5 kilomtres; and — from about 1.3 kilometres west of Liscombe River, east towards Mackinley Point Loop Road, about 8.5 kilometres.
In July 2002, the province announced a five-year, $17-million plan to repave and strengthen 61 kilometres of Trunk 7 and upgrade four bridges. Last summer about 20 kilometres of Trunk 7 was repaved and one bridge rebuilt.
Once Trunk 7 is repaved and strengthened, commercial trucks will be able to carry full loads along the entire length of the highway, boosting the economic strength of the local community
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