Construction on the Coxheath interchange near Sydney will be completed by the end of summer. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded the $3,644,331 paving contract to Municipal Ready Mix Limited. The contract includes grading, gravelling and paving ramps for the interchange, which will be Exit 5A on Highway 125, and the connecting roads to the widened Sydney River bridge. The work involves about 3.5 kilometres. “This project is the final stage of the government’s commitment to complete the Coxheath interchange in 2006,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “The completed interchange will make travel on Highway 125 safer for all drivers.” 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.
A man in his fifties is in hospital after he was stabbed this morning in east Hamilton.It happened just after 4:30 am in the area of Main St E at Cope. Police searched the area, but didn’t find any other victims. The man’s injuries are not considered life threatening, and police are hoping he can provide them with more information about the stabbing after he receives medical treatment. Police say a trail of blood started on Tragina avenue, but the man was able to walk to Main and Cope, where he flagged a taxi driver for help. No arrests have been made, but police are investigating.