Nova Scotia’s Hwy 103 upgrades receive $140M in government funding
July 26, 2017
The work involves twinning two stretches of road and the construction of new bridge structures.
Nova Scotia’s Highway 103 will be undergoing a significant upgrades including twinning and new bridge structures with the support of $140 million in joint federal-provincial funding.
The work involves twinning approximately 10.8 kilometres of road between Upper Tantallon and Ingramport, with the construction of new bridge structures over Mill Lake, Little Indian Lake, the Ingram River, and over Highway 103 at Mill Lake.
A further 11.8 kilometres of road will be twinned between Ingramport and Hubbards, including the construction of a new interchange at Hubbards to accommodate the added westbound lanes, and 7 kilometres of access road connecting adjacent properties to the interchange.
These upgrades to one of the province’s major arterial highways will improve traffic circulation, increase driver safety, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from congestion.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $32.5 million for the section of work between Ingramport and Upper Tantallon, and the Government of Nova Scotia is providing up to $37.5 million. The Government of Canada will provide just over $33.1 million for the portion between Ingramport and Hubbards and the Government of Nova Scotia will provide more than $36.8 million. Both projects are being funded through the New Building Canada Fund: National and Regional Projects.