Construction work well underway for Highway 101 twinning project
A small army of excavators, tractors and other large machinery can now be seen along Highway 101 between Three Mile Plains and Windsor as work on twinning that stretch of highway begins in earnest.
The roughly $90 million-dollar project, with funding coming from the provincial and federal governments, is expected to take approximately five years to complete.
The project involves twinning about 9.5 kilometres of highway between Exit 5, Three Mile Plains, to west of Exit 7, between Falmouth and Hantsport.
Several structures, includ- ing new on-ramps and bridges, are included in that cost, which, when completed, would mean 70 total kilometres of twinned highway from Halifax to Hortonville in Kings County.
What’s not included in the funding announced is the upgraded causeway and aboiteau, between the Avon River and Lake Pisiquid in Windsor, which is still in the design phase.
Machinery can be seen along Highway 101 between Windsor and Three Mile Plains as heavy machinery clear the way for twinning highway.