BR NS Highway Twinning – CP

by pmnationtalk on July 15, 2016338 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Jul 15, 2016 2:10

HALIFAX – Highway safety advocates are giving mixed reviews following the release of a feasibility study on twinning eight sections of highway in the province.

The study by engineering firm C-B-C-L says it would cost more than two billion dollars to twin the more than 300 kilometres of road.

The study ranks feasibility based on such things as safety, costs versus the projected revenues from tolls, and traffic volumes.

Bruce Hetherington, whose son Jamie was killed in a crash on Highway 103 eight years ago, says he’s pleased the highway topped the list for potential twinning.

However, Hetherington is frustrated there is no commitment for actual work to begin.

Barneys River fire chief Joe MacDonald says the study is a positive step and believes tolls will be used to help fund twinning.

Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says a decision on tolls will only come after public consultation and further data from C-B-C-L.

There are no timelines for either at this point.


(The Canadian Press)



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