Vision: Safer Roads. Twinned Highways.

May 05, 2017 at 9:08 am

Vision: Safer Roads. Twinned Highways.

 

A centerpiece of PC Leader Jamie Baillie’s new action plan to improve Nova Scotia’s infrastructure and create thousands of jobs is the Rebuild Nova Scotia Fund. With the Rebuild Nova Scotia Fund, a Jamie Baillie government will make the province’s most dangerous highways safer without tolls.

With the Rebuild Nova Scotia Fund, a Progressive Conservative government will undertake the following twinning projects over seven years, at a total cost of $729 million:

  • • Highway 101, Three Mile Plains to Falmouth, including the Windsor Causeway, 9.5 kilometres

  • • Highway 103, Tantallon to East River, 32 kilometres

  • • Highway 104, Sutherland’s River to Antigonish, including Barney’s River, 38 kilometres

  • • A four-lane, divided Burnside Connector (Highway 107) between Burnside and Bedford, 8.7 kilometres.

In addition, a Baillie government will invest $30 million in safety measures on untwinned sections of highway.

A PC government will match federal infrastructure money with a provincial investment from the Rebuild Nova Scotia Fund to get these projects done. The result will be safer roads and more jobs.

“Stephen McNeil and the Liberals tried to pick the pockets of Nova Scotians by tricking them into paying tolls for safe roads. Only after months of public outcry did the Liberals admit they didn’t really need to toll highways,” – Jamie Baillie

The Rebuild Nova Scotia Fund will grow the economy and create jobs by investing $2 billion on roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. These important investments will be made while anchoring the province’s debt-to-GDP ratio at its current level. The Progressive Conservatives will continue to balance the provincial budget.