A New Interchange for Highway 111 Receives Funding

first_imgSERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–A New Interchange for Highway111 Receives Funding Heavy traffic on Portland Street in Dartmouth may soon be reducedthanks to a project being funded by the Canada-Nova ScotiaInfrastructure Program. A new diamond-shaped interchange will be constructed on Highway111, about 1.7 kilometres southwest of the intersection atPortland Street, it was announced today, Jan. 28. The interchangewill provide an alternate route into Woodside Industrial Park andwill create access to newly developed lands in the area. It willalso help reduce traffic congestion on Portland Street. The total cost of the project is $7 million. The joint federal-provincial investment will be $2.5 million. Halifax RegionalMunicipality will fund the balance. “This new interchange on Highway 111 will benefit many people,”said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations. “It will not only provide a safer driving environmentfor motorists by reducing traffic on Portland Street, it will mean economic opportunities for Woodside Industrial Park and will allow for potential future access to the Caldwell Road area.” The infrastructure program supports long-term economic growth,community infrastructure improvements and environmentalenhancements. “By investing in projects such as this, the government of Canadais helping to strengthen communities through the provision ofmore efficient and safer transportation systems,” said MikeSavage, Member of Parliament, on behalf of Joseph McGuire,Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “This project will help reduce traffic on Portland Street and itwill provide for economic growth in our area,” said Peter Kelly,mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality. “The Canada-NovaScotia Infrastructure Program has enabled us to work with otherlevels of government to achieve a common goal — to make NovaScotia communities the best they can be.” To date, more than $211 million has been invested in 134 projectsthrough the program. Additional announcements are expected asprojects undergo environmental assessment and final approval. The six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program isadministered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency andService Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise CapeBreton Corporation is a member of the management committee. TheUnion of Nova Scotia Municipalities is represented on theprogram’s management committee.last_img

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