Drivers will run into more construction signs on roads across Nova Scotia this summer.


The provincial government announced yesterday it’s spending $17.5 million for 13 projects that will “improve highways, bridges and secondary roads,” from new passing lanes on Highway 101 to repairs on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton. In total, the province says it plans to spend $325 million on major road work this year, with some of the funding coming from federal stimulus programs.


“These projects will result in safer and more efficient roads that will strengthen our communities and support important industries like tourism,” Frank Corbett, acting


Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister, said in a news release. “This is one of the busiest and most productive construction seasons ever seen in this province.”