A $1,570,901 road-paving contract for Colchester County has been announced by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The contract was awarded to S. W. Weeks Construction Ltd. and involves repaving on two sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 from West North River Road east for about 4.6 kilometres to west of Exit 17, and from the Crowes Mills Road overpass east for 2.3 kilometres to west of the Exit 15 off ramp. “Motorists driving on busy Highway 104 will enjoy safer travel as a result of this repaving project,” said Michael Baker, acting Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “These sections of Highway 104, north of Truro, are among the busiest in the province, and keeping them in top shape is a high priority for our department.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.