31Million Paving Contract Awarded in Halifax County

first_imgA $3.1-million paving contract awarded in Halifax County will result in an improved main road between the Musquodoboit Valley and points west. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded a $3,096,250 contract to repave Route 224 from Cooks Brook, east to the intersection of Exhibition Grounds Road — a distance of about 12.3 kilometres. The contract was awarded to Basin Contracting Ltd. The work is scheduled for completion by this summer. “Route 224 is the major road connection between the Musquodoboit Valley and Highway 102,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Angus MacIsaac. “This contract will make this section stronger and better able to handle all types of traffic including industrial and agricultural vehicles.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ 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.last_img read more

Severe thunderstorm alert for Niagara June 17

Brock officials are keeping a close eye on a severe thunderstorm watch for all of Niagara today.According to Environment Canada, conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain. There is also a risk of a tornado.The threat of severe thunderstorms exists until this evening.Environment Canada Alerts for Niagara (June 17)Brock officials will continue to monitor the weather and make any information relevant to this storm available to the Brock community.Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.For more info: www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html