Long-awaited interchange in Lantz announced

The federal and provincial governments are partnering for a new interchange and connector road off Highway 102 in Lantz.

The project includes a new exit off the highway, a kilometre-long controlled access connector road linking the highway to Trunk 2, and a roundabout at each intersection of on and off ramps.

Wider lanes are also expected in both directions along Highway 102.

Kings-Hants MP and Treasury Board President Scott Brison says the project will enhance economic growth in the area while reducing congestion, which will improve safety at the Elmsdale exit where current traffic can dangerously back up onto the highway.

Hants East MLA Margaret Miller says the community has been campaigning for this project for many years and will enable the local economy to remain competitive well into the future.

The $28 million project cost is being split 50/50 between the two levels of government.