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New Connector Paves Way for Economic Development

(Thursday, May 20/2004)- The proposed $7 million Highway #111/Woodside connector

project has been approved and preliminary design work should be starting as soon as the environmental review is completed in about two weeks, Councillor Bruce Hetherington said today.

Councillor Hetherington attended a meeting this morning at City Hall with Mayor Peter Kelly and federal Fisheries Minister Geoff Regan to discuss various transportation issues, including the Woodside Connector. The Minister later confirmed to the media that the project has been approved federally and the environmental review is nearing completion.

"A number of economic development projects are poised and ready to go as soon as the Connector project is completed." said the Councillor. "This will definitely be beneficial to not only south Dartmouth, but to all of HRM and the province. It opens up new lands for both commercial and residential development on both sides of Highway 111. Also, it will help alleviate traffic congestion on Portland Street."

Councillor Hetherington said the Highway 111/Woodside Connector has been on HRM's priority list for the past few years and he thanked Minister Regan for helping to move the project for final federal approval under the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.


Councillor Bruce Hetherington
(902) 488-4808

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