Cobequid Pass update

Nova Scotia is on track to pay off the Cobequid Pass seven years ahead of schedule, according to the provincial government, which has not yet decided whether tolls will continue after that to fund maintenance.

The highway was privately financed when it was built in the 1990s.

Drivers must pay a toll between 2 and 24 dollars, and the original payment schedule expected the debt would be paid off by 2026.

But more people have used the highway than originally expected and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal now expects it to be paid off by 2019.