first_imgThe Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded three paving contracts worth more than $6-million that will have Nova Scotia motorists driving on 26.1 kilometres of stronger, smoother roads. The contracts are as follows: Yarmouth County — Repaving on Highway 101 from Exit 33 east of Yarmouth for about 10.3 kilometres to west of Exit 34 north of Yarmouth. Included in this paving are all ramps at Exit 34 and westbound on-and-off ramps at Exit 33. The contract was awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. with a bid of $2,763,135. Shelburne County — Repaving on Highway 103 from the Clyde River Bridge for nine kilometres to the new section of Highway 103 in Barrington. The contract was awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. with a bid of $2,333,861. Cumberland County — Repaving on Route 302 from the intersection of Trunk 2 at Nappan south towards Trider Road for about 6.8 kilometres. The contract was awarded to Chapman Brothers Construction Ltd. with a bid of $1,070,215. “By awarding these tenders now we’re helping the contractors get a quick start on these projects in the spring,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “All of these projects are scheduled for completion before the end of July.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.last_img