Cape Breton projects

The McNeil Government released its capital spending plans yesterday with over $217 million designated for road contruction. There’s almost $100 million for schools and other buildings.

The projects don’t include money for any further highway twinning of highways on Cape Breton, but they are considering some major work.  That includes the Port Hawkesbury by-pass and making Highway 4 a controlled access highway all the way from Sydney to St. Peter’s.

Bruce Fitzner in the Transportation Department says traffic volumes don’t warrant twinned highways yet, but making the number 4 a controlled a access highway is being contemplated.