Nova Scotia Conducting Study on Tolling, Twinning Highways

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia government has awarded a $897,000 contract to an Atlantic Canadian engineering and environmental design company to conduct a feasibility study on twinning and tolling of four major highways.

The CBCL Ltd. study will look at eight sections of series 100 highways, a total of 301.2 kilometers

— Highway 101, Three Mile Plains to Falmouth, 9.5 km

— Highway 101, Hortonville to Coldbrook, 24.7 km

— Highway 103, Exit 5 at Tantallon to Exit 12 Bridgewater, 71 km

— Highway 104, Sutherlands River to Antigonish, 37.8 km

— Highway 104, Taylors Road to Aulds Cove, 38.4 km

— Highway 104, Port Hastings to Port Hawkesbury, 6.75 km

— Highway 104, St. Peter’s to Sydney, 80 km

— Highway 107, Porter’s Lake to Duke Street, Bedford 33 km

Once the study is completed, the information will be brought to the public through a series of consultations, both in person and online, to allow all residents and businesses to have their say.

The report is supposed to be completed by end of April 2016 and will include public consultation in the final report.

The only toll road currently in the province is the Cobequid Pass on Highway 104. Motorists typically pay $4 toll to use the entire 45km route while trucks pay up to $24.


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