Avonport, Nova Scotia – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have marked the completion of a new and improved stretch of Highway 101 between Falmouth and Avonport. The 11.8 kilometres of twinned highway is a four-lane section.

“Modernizing our roads is a priority for government, and we are pleased to open this new four-lane section of Highway 101,” said David Morse, Minister of Natural Resources in Nova Scotia. “This is just the latest twinning project, and we will continue to improve our roads, making them more efficient and safe for the travelling public.”

The total cost to twin the section was approximately $47 million. Minor work, including centre line painting and other finishing work, is expected to be completed within weeks.

The twinning of Highway 101 between Mount Uniacke and Ellerhouse was completed in 2004; the section between St. Croix and Three Mile Plains, funded through the federal-provincial Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, is under construction and will be completed in 2010.

    

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