Another section of Hwy 101 twinned and ready to go

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STILLWATER, N.S. — Motorists on Highway 101 in Hants County now have 11 kilometres of new twinned concrete pavement to travel on.

Two new lanes of concrete roadway between Stillwater and Ellershouse is now open to traffic at reduced speed.

“The end is in sight for this phase of twinning on Highway 101,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Once completed, we’re going to have a first-class section of road, with better safety and improved travel for motorists and their families.”

The province opened 10 kilometres of the twinned road from Stillwater to Mount Uniacke on Sept. 22. Construction on both new sections is ongoing and the speed limit will remain at 80 km/h until construction is completed in about three weeks.

“Twinning 21 kilomteres of the highway in just over two construction seasons is a great success story for Nova Scotians,” said Russell. “A lot of hard work has gone into this twinning project and it’s been worth it.”

An official opening of the twinned highway will take place later this fall.

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