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Construction work well underway for Highway 101 twinning project

Machinery can be seen along Highway 101 between Windsor and Three Mile Plains as heavy equipment clear the way for twinning.
Machinery can be seen along Highway 101 between Windsor and Three Mile Plains as heavy equipment clear the way for twinning. - Colin Chisholm

WINDSOR, N.S. – A small army of excavators, tractors and other large machinery can now be seen along Highway 101 between Three Mile Plains and Windsor as work on twinning that stretch of highway begins in earnest.

The approximately $90 million-dollar project, with funding coming from the province and the federal government, is expected to take approximately five years to complete.

The project involves twinning approximately 9.5 kilometres of highway between Exit 5, Three Mile Plains to west of Exit 7, between Falmouth and Hantsport.

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Several structures including new on-ramps, bridges are included in that cost, which, when completed, would mean 70 total kilometres of twinned highway from Halifax to Hortonville in King’s County.

What’s not included in the funding announced is the upgraded causeway and aboiteau, between the Avon River and Lake Pisiquid in Windsor, which is still in the design phase.

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