The warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says federal funding for a local highway twinning project is great news.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $90 million in funding to help twin 38 kilometres of Hwy. 104 between Antigonish and Sutherlands River Tuesday; provincial officials are committing $195 million.
Before July’s regular council meeting Wednesday afternoon, Vernon Pitts, Guysborough’s warden, said the work itself doesn’t take place in his municipality, but it will make travel safer for all residents, and it will help with a major project.
“Any time we as residents of the province receive an announcement in regards to a safety issue when it comes to highway transportation, it’s great,” he said. “It’s also a great fit with Melford International Terminal, our proposal for the Strait Area- I think it’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
Provincial officials have said construction could start in early 2020, with the goal to have the section twinned by 2024.