Con­struc­tion work well un­der­way for High­way 101 twin­ning project

Valley Journal Advertiser - - COMMUNITY - BY COLIN CHISHOLM WWW.HANTSJOURNAL.CA

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.

COLIN CHISHOLM

Ma­chin­ery can be seen along High­way 101 be­tween Windsor and Three Mile Plains as heavy ma­chin­ery clear the way for twin­ning high­way.

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