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Trudeau announces federal funding for $285M highway-twinning project in N.S.


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July 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

PHOTO: Justin Trudeau/Twitter

SUTHERLANDS RIVER, N.S.—Safety-related upgrades to a section of Highway 104 in northeast Nova Scotia has received $90 million from the federal government.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the contribution Tuesday in Sutherlands River, N.S. The Government of Nova Scotia will provide an additional $195 million.

A 38-kilometre stretch of the highway will be twinned between Sutherlands River, Pictou County and Antigonish.

The project also includes a new 10-kilometre four-lane highway between Barneys River and James River, south of the existing Highway 104.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2020, and the province plans to have the highway-twinning component of the project complete by 2024.


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