Shaping up to be busy year for roadwork in Hants County

Ashley Thompson
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Panuke Road to get curve realignment

It will be a busy year for roadwork in Hants County.

Several Hants County projects made the cut for the 2014-15 Highway Improvement Plan announced by the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Jan. 22.

There are more than 120 bridge and highway projects slated to begin this year, supported by a highway capital budget of $235 million.

The plan for 2014-15 includes a $200,000 curve re-alignment for Panuke Road.

“To improve visibility for pedestrians and motorists, we are improving a curve on Panuke Road near Macleod Court,” said Department of Transportation spokesperson Pam Menchenton, who noted that this project would entail lengthening the curve and expanding the shoulder of the road.

“We are also doing some ditching and drainage work, re-grading the shoulders, applying new shoulder gravels, and we're doing a small amount of asphalt patching.”

Road construction on Panuke Road is expected to begin in the spring or summer, with an estimated completion time of three weeks.

Other Hants County projects include:

- The repaving of a 5.1-kilometre stretch of Highway 202 from Trunk 14 to Clarksville Road;

- The repaving of 5.5 kilometres of roadway from Trunk 1 in Falmouth to Lighthouse Road;

- The repaving of a 6.6-kilometre stretch spanning from Ess Road to Georgefield Road;

- Maintenance paving along the Woodville Road toward the Ardoise School Road;

- Maintenance paving in specified sections of the Enfield Road;

- Maintenance paving from the Ashdale Road to the Woodville Road;

- Double chip resurfacing along a 5.5-kilometre stretch from Cedar Road to Route 236;

- Double chip resurfacing on the Mines Road;

- Bridge construction at the Shubenacadie River, McInnes Brook and Glen Brook bridges.

Organizations: Department of Transportation, Ardoise School

Geographic location: Hants County, Panuke Road, Woodville Road Clarksville Road Falmouth Lighthouse Road Ess Road Georgefield Road Enfield Road Ashdale Road Cedar Road Mines Road Shubenacadie River Glen Brook

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