Halifax firm awarded tender for highway tolling, twinning study

Study will look at more than 300 kms of road to see whether they should be twinned and tolled

September 22, 2015
by The Canadian Press
Image: Thinkstock

Image: Thinkstock

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia is looking at introducing tolls for eight sections of highway throughout the province.

A feasibility study will examine more than 300 kms along highways 101, 103, 104 and 107 to see whether they should be twinned and tolled.

Halifax-based engineering and design firm CBCL Ltd. has been awarded the tender to complete the study at a cost of $897,128.

Public meetings are expected to be held before any decisions are made and feedback can also be submitted online.

The study is expected to be finished by the spring.

Highway 103 has been dubbed one of the deadliest in Canada, with 22 deaths on the stretch of road between 2007 and 2012.