CBCL Limited, an Atlantic Canadian engineering and environmental design company, has won the tender to conduct a feasibility study on tolling.
The study will look at eight sections of series 100 highways to determine the feasibility of constructing toll highways, a total of 301.2 kilometres:
— Highway 101, Three Mile Plains to Falmouth, 9.5 km
— Highway 101, Hortonville to Coldbrook, 24.7 km
— Highway 103, Exit 5 at Tantallon to Exit 12 Bridgewater, 71 km
— Highway 104, Sutherlands River to Antigonish, 37.8 km
— Highway 104, Taylors Road to Aulds Cove, 38.4 km
— Highway 104, Port Hastings to Port Hawkesbury, 6.75 km
— Highway 104, St.
Peter’s to Sydney 80 km
— Highway 107, Porter’s Lake to Duke Street, Bedford 33 km
Once the study is completed, the information will be brought to the public through a series of consultations, both in person and online. All Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to provide feedback before any final decision is made.
Government’s intention to look at tolling as a way to twin 100 series highways sooner was announced on April 28 during the release of the Highway 101, 103 and 104 safety studies.
The successful bid was $897,128. The feasibility study will be completed by end of April. This will include public consultations and a final report.