The province is investing about $2 million into repaving asection of Highway 101. Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works,announced today, June 25, that bridge repairs and repaving along19.5 kilometres of Highway 101, from Stillwater to NewportStation, will move forward this year. “We are making sound investments today so Nova Scotians can enjoya safe transportation network well into the future,” said Mr.Russell. “This work will extend the life of this highway andbenefit residents, tourists and the commercial trucking sector.” The work is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30. DexterConstruction was awarded the contract. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 4,100 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.