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Nova Scotia truckers now have a place to rest

HALIFAX, N.S. -- The province of Nova Scotia has come up with a highway rest area strategy that will provide a safe...


HALIFAX, N.S. — The province of Nova Scotia has come up with a highway rest area strategy that will provide a safety service to truckers and visitors, supported by trucking and industry leaders.

Nova Scotia’s first highway rest area is set to officially open at Exit 21 on Highway 104 near Westville, Pictou Co. Another one is planned for the Springhill to Thomson Station area of Cumberland Co. Mr. Russell said the province will review the pilot projects and determine their effectiveness.

“We’ve finally reached a milestone in obtaining rest areas in Nova Scotia,” said Bob Briggs, past-chair of Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. “Our drivers now have a place to rest without stopping on the shoulder of the road or an off-ramp.”

Under the province’s rest area strategy, seed capital and highway signage is provided in exchange for certain requirements such as 24-hour washrooms, telephones, a set number of truck parking spaces and other services.


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