High­way 101 work near Ayles­ford exit con­tin­u­ing into mid-De­cem­ber

Annapolis Valley Register - - FRONT PAGE - AYLES­FORD, N.S. Ash­ley.Thomp­[email protected]­tynews.ca

A sub­stan­tial cul­vert re­place­ment pro­ject im­pact­ing a stretch of High­way 101 near the Ayles­ford exit is ex­pected to wrap up later this month.

“We are re­plac­ing a de­te­ri­o­rat­ing steel cul­vert that had caused some lo­cal­ized soil ero­sion and de­pres­sion to the high­way above,” said Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal spokes­woman Marla MacIn­nis.

“Tem­po­rary re­pairs had been com­pleted in the past; how­ever, con­struc­tion crews are now re­plac­ing the cul­vert with a new, more ad­vanced one.”

It’s an­tic­i­pated the pro­ject will cost about $1.45 mil­lion, she said.

Traffic has been re­duced to one lane to al­low for the re­pair work re­quired to put a new cul­vert in place.

“Work on­site is sched­uled to be com­plete in mid-De­cem­ber and we will re­open both lanes of traffic at that time,” said MacIn­nis.

“Mo­torists are en­cour­aged to con­tinue us­ing the high­way as in­tended, and to plan for mi­nor de­lays in their daily com­mute.”


The cul­vert re­place­ment pro­ject along a stretch of High­way 101 near Ayles­ford is ex­pected to cost about $1.45 mil­lion.

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