Local Projects included in Province’s Capital Budget

Posted at 2:31 pm on January 26, 2017 | Filed Under: News

Nova Scotia is spending 99.5 million dollars to build and renovate several schools, including an aging Halifax high school and an elementary school hit by last fall’s storm-related flooding in Cape Breton.

Finance Minister Randy Delorey says the design and construction of nine new schools are included in the province’s 684.2 million capital plan for 2017-18.

Specific dollar figures were not provided, but finance officials say funding will go toward the replacement of J-L Ilsley High School, which is currently in the design phase.

Delorey says adding a new lane for the Dagger Woods turnoff is a local priority:

Locally there’s funding for the Paq’tnkek interchange project on Highway 104 from Taylor Road to Monastery, Canso Causeway and Swing Bridge upgrades, and improvements to Frank H. MacDonald School in Sutherland’s River.  Also, there’s financial commitments for expansion of the ER and pharmacy redevelopment at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow and upgrades to the Central Nova Correctional facility.