The Community Liaison Committee is working with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) to host an Open House on the Highway 104 at Antigonish project.
The Open House is being held at the Millennium Centre at St. FX on Wednesday, October 6, from 6 PM to 9PM.
NSTIR has redesigned the West River Bridge, changing it from a 241 metre span structure to a 140 metre structure. This change has very little impact on the river itself as the new bridge will still span the entire river. However, there are changes to how the bridge is constructed in the floodplain which impacts terrestrial biology, particularly some plants. After reviewing the changes to the bridge design, Nova Scotia Environment has determined that there is not a material change to the project, and that a new Environmental Assessment is not required.
The Open House provides information on the new bridge design and how terrestrial biology effects are being mitigates, and a public consultation opportunity for members of the public to provide their views on the bridge design.
As well, information will be available on many other topics, such as construction schedule, interchanges, round-a-bouts and wetland compensation.
The doors open at 6 PM, and the public is invited to drop-in at a time that is convenient to them.