Highway 103 project delayed a year

Nick Moase
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The first phase of the Highway 103 expansion in western Queens County has been delayed by a year.

The change came in late 2013, after crews found the material (sub-grade) the highway will be built on was not as suitable as originally thought. Work was done to shore up the sub-grade, however the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says the material needs to settle before they can continue.

The new opening date is set for fall 2015.

The first phase of the highway by-pass runs from Broad River around Port Mouton, and a bypass of Port Joli.

The second phase connects the two sections, and does not have a set completion date.


Organizations: Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Broad River, Port Mouton, Port Joli

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Recent comments

  • Vince Wentzell
    February 23, 2014 - 16:09

    Par for the course as always, by the time these highways are built they out of date. It doesn't matter which party in power.

  • Steve
    February 20, 2014 - 17:13

    This is classic NS highway construction incompetence. It never ceases to amaze me what Nova Scotians will just blindly accept without question. Why wasn't the sub grade assessed properly in the first place?

    • Scott Hutchison
      February 23, 2014 - 11:33

      Hmmmm, a change of government.