Province announced $10 million in new funding for gravel roads

The Nova Scotia government has announced $10 million in new annual funding for a dedicated program to repair and rebuild gravel roads.

The new money is divided based on the number of kilometres of gravel road in each district, meaning $2.7 million is earmarked for the northern district of Cumberland, Colchester, and Pictou counties.

Hants County is included in the central district along with HRM, which will receive $1 million.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan says there are 8,400 kilometres of gravel roads in the province.

He says there's a gap between what they want to do and what they've been able to do based on available funding.