Three road-paving contracts for the 100-series highway system, totalling $12,093,912, have been awarded by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Two contracts were awarded to Dexter Construction. The first, for $6,821,562, is to pave two westbound lanes for the twinning of Highway 101 for 8.9 kilometres between Exit 4 at St. Croix and Exit 5 at Three Mile Plains. The second, for $3,080,120, is to repave Highway 101 for 8.2 kilometres from the Shaw Road Underpass to the Annapolis/Digby County Line, and an 0.6 kilometres west from the county line. The third contract, for $2,192,230, was awarded to S.W. Weeks Contracting to repave Highway 106 from the intersection of Highway 104 for 7.2 kilometres to Exit 2, south of Pictou. It includes repaving the ramps at Exit 2 and installing rumble strips on Highway 106. “The 100-series highways are the key element of Nova Scotia’s road system,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “They carry products and people to all parts of the province quickly and safely and it’s important that we keep them in good condition.” The cost of the three projects is shared by the provincial and federal governments. The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.
Four suspects allegedly connected to the ‘Aava group’ have been remanded by the Colombo Additional Magistrate.The four suspects were produced in court and remanded till November 16. The ‘Aava group’ has been accused of being involved in attacks on individuals in the North using swords. (Colombo Gazette)