Father of Trans-Canada Highway honoured with acheivement award

The father of the Trans-Canada Highway, Dr. Perry Doolittle has been honoured with an achievement award. 

CTV Atlantic's Ron Shaw reports the Canadian Council of Laboratories presented a plaque to Doolittle's great-grandchildren at a celebration in Halifax this week. 

Shaw says Doolittle, who was an advocate for the construction of the Trans-Canada highway, was the first person to drive across the nation in a Ford Model T in September, 1925. 

His journey began when he dipped his tires into the Minas Basin in Lower Economy. 

He died eight years later, decades before the Trans-Canada highway was built and completed in 1971. 

With files from CTV Atlantic.