Nova Scotia, feds put $2M into Route 207 rebuild to withstand storm surges
December 11, 2023
By Avert staff
The federal and Nova Scotia governments are putting a combined more than $2 million into rebuilding a 500-metre section of Route 207 to be further from the ocean.
The current section of road along Lawrencetown Beach is adjacent to the ocean and has previously been closed or damaged by storm surges and sea level rise.
The project will ensure the road can remain open during storms and also reduce the need for more costly repairs, Infrastructure Canada said in a news release.
“We know that our storms are stronger, and we need to take action now to protect our communities,” Kent Smith, Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, said in the release. “This investment will improve a section of highway that has been breached over the past 15 years by pounding waves and surf so that it can remain open to traffic and minimize any economic impact.”
The federal investment of $1,020,668 is being made through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Nova Scotia is also investing $1,020,668.
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