**Updated** Nova Scotia releases its 2017-18 capital plan

Nova Scotia is spending $99.5 million to build and renovate schools, including construction of a new Halifax area high school and expansion of a elementary school damaged during last fall's storm-related flooding.

The design and construction of nine new schools are included in the $684.2 million capital plan for 2017-18 unveiled today.

Specific dollar figures were not provided, but officials say funding will go toward the replacement of J.L. Ilsley High School, which is currently in the design phase.

Money will also go toward repairing flood damage to Brookland Elementary School in Sydney, N.S., and also toward its expansion in preparation for accommodating middle school students who will transfer there when Sherwood Park school closes in November 2020.

Funding is also included for the renovation of F. H. MacDonald Elementary School in Sutherland's River, which will become a P-8 school to receive students from the East Pictou Middle School when it closes.

Highway construction and improvements take up the biggest chunk of the capital plan, at $217.5 million.

Local Projects

   
Projects Planned for 2017-18    
Construction/Improvement Projects for 2017-18 County Type
Trunk 2: Trunk 2/Trunk 4 Masstown Roundabout Colchester Construction Arterial/Collector
     
Asphalt Projects for 2017-18 County Type
Highway 101: from Ellershouse easterly (concrete section) - 10.9 km Hants Repaving 100 Series Highways
Highway 104: West Bound Lane - between Exit 4 and Exit 5 - 6 km Cumberland Repaving 100 Series Highways
Highway 104: West Bound Lane - between Exit 5 and Exit 6 - 3.6 km Cumberland Repaving 100 Series Highways
Highway 104: West Bound Lane - from KM Markers 48 to 43.3 (concrete section) - 4.7 km Cumberland Repaving 100 Series Highways
Route 245: from Lighthouse Lane to Pictou/Antigonish County Line - 4.8 km Pictou Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Route 354: (Beaverbank Road) from Trunk 14 southerly - 6.8 km Hants Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 2: from MacElmon Road to 200 meters south of intersection at Masstown - 6.4 km Colchester Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 6: from Casey Road to Route 301 - 5.7 km Cumberland Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Old Enfield Road: from Trunk 2 northerly to Malcolm Lucas Drive - 2.2 km Hants Repaving Local Roads
Lynn Road: from Trunk 2 southerly to end of pavement - 6.2 km Cumberland Repaving Local Roads
MacDonald Road: from Route 204 to Trunk 2 - 2.4 km Cumberland Repaving Local Roads
Frasers Mountain Road: from Birch Street to Trunk 4 - 4.4 km Pictou Repaving Local Roads
Hardwood Hill Road: from Route 256 westerly to Heathbell Road - 3.8 km Pictou Repaving Local Roads
Hamilton Road: from Trunk 4 to Route 289 (various sections only) - 3 km Pictou Repaving Local Roads
Smith Road: from Trunk 2 westerly - 3.2 km Cumberland Pavement Strengthening
Route 236: (Rocks Road) from Route 215 to Cedar Road - 6.1 km Hants Maintenance Paving
Falmouth Dyke Road: from Trunk 1 to Sangsters Bridge Road - 6.1 km Hants Maintenance Paving
Route 246: from 600 meters west of Marshall Road westerly - 8.7 km Colchester Maintenance Paving
North Shore Road: from Trunk 6 to Smith Road - 5.9 km Cumberland Maintenance Paving
Pugwash River Road: from Trunk 6 southerly - 5 km Cumberland Maintenance Paving
Little Forks Road: from Trunk 2 westerly - 5 km Cumberland Maintenance Paving
West River Station Road: from Trunk 4 southerly to Watervale Bridge - 6.4 km Pictou Maintenance Paving
Laggan Road: from Trunk 4 southerly - 5 km Pictou Maintenance Paving
White Hill Road: (Section 1) from Marshdale Road southerly to Glengarry Road (various sections) Pictou Maintenance Paving
Campbell Road: from Middle Road to Soley Factory Road - 1.1 km Colchester Double Chip Resurfacing
Chisholm Road: from Soley Factory Road to Masstown Road - 0.3 km Colchester Double Chip Resurfacing
Staples Brook Road: from East Folly Mountain to Upper Belmont - 5.1 km Colchester Double Chip Resurfacing
Soley Factory Road: from Middle Road to Masstown Road - 2 km Colchester Double Chip Resurfacing
River Road (River John): from Cape John Road to start of pavement - 0.81 km Pictou Double Chip Resurfacing
Subdivision roads (to be determined in coordination with municipalities) Various Paving Subdivision Roads
     
Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Projects for 2017-18 County Type
Teed Bridge: Trunk 4 (Multiple Year Project) Cumberland Major Bridge Projects
MacInnis Glen Brook Bridge: Route 236 Hants Other Bridge Projects
East Fanny’s Elbow Bridge: Old Halifax Road (Multiple Year Project) Cumberland Other Bridge Projects
Mill Brook Multiplate: Route 245 Pictou Other Bridge Projects
Miscellaneous Bridge Rehabilitation Projects (to be determined) Various Bridge Rehabilitation
     
Projects Planned for 2018-19    
Major Construction Projects for 2018-19 County Type
Projects to be determined under New Build Canada Plan    
     
Asphalt Projects for 2018-19 County Type
Highway 104: West Bound Lane - from 1.4 km east of Exit 25 to Exit 21 - 7.8 km Pictou Repaving 100 Series Highways
Highway 104: East Bound Lane - from Overland Bridge to Exit 4 - 6.5 km Cumberland Repaving 100 Series Highways
Route 368: from Fountain Road southerly - 5.1 km Cumberland Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 6: from 900 meters west of Blair Road to Casey Road - 5.3 km Cumberland Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 6: from Meadowville Station Road to 300 meters east of Battist Road - 5.2 km Pictou Repaving Arterial/Collectors
     
Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Projects for 2018-19 County Type
Sutherland River: Trunk 4 Pictou Major Bridge Projects
     
Projects Planned for 2019-20    
Major Construction Projects for 2019-20 County Type
Projects to be determined under New Build Canada Plan    
     
Asphalt Projects for 2019-20 County Type
Highway 104: East Bound Lane - from Exit 19 - 6.3 km Pictou Repaving 100 Series Highways
Highway 104: West Bound Lane - from Exit 21 to Exit 20 - 5 km Pictou Repaving 100 Series Highways
Route 348: from 2.4 km west of Sunny Brae - Eden Road easterly - 7 km Pictou Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 2: from Colchester/Hants County Line northerly to rail crossing - 6.3 km Colchester Repaving Arterial/Collectors
     
Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Projects for 2019-20 County Type
Lower Debert River Bridge: Trunk 2 Colchester Major Bridge Projects
     
Projects Planned for 2020-21    
Major Construction Projects for 2020-21 County Type
Projects to be determined under New Build Canada Plan    
     
Construction/Improvement Projects for 2020-21 County Type
Projects to be determined    
     
Asphalt Projects for 2020-21 County Type
Highway 102: North Bound Lanes - from County Line to Commo Road - 8.1 km Colchester Repaving 100 Series Highways
Route 368: from Trunk 4 northerly - 5.1 km Cumberland Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 2: from Hwy 102 to Belmont Road - 7 km Cumberland Repaving Arterial/Collectors
     
Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Projects for 2020-21 County Type
Halfway River Bridge: Bog Road Hants Other Bridge Projects
South Branch Bridge: Apple River Road Cumberland Other Bridge Projects
     
Projects Planned for 2021-22    
Major Construction Projects for 2021-22 County Type
Projects to be determined under New Build Canada Plan    
     
Construction/Improvement Projects for 2021-22 County Type
Projects to be determined    
     
Asphalt Projects for 2021-22 County Type
Highway 101: (WBL) from Exit 3 westerly to Railway Overpass - 11 km Hants Repaving 100 Series Highways
Highway 104: East Bound Lane - from Exit 20 to Exit 21 - 4.8 km Pictou Repaving 100 Series Highways
Route 348: from Lower Road to Lewis Road - 7 km Pictou Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 1: from St. Croix River Bridge to Windsor Town Line - 7.9 km Hants Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 2: from Rodney Branch Road to Springhill Town Line - 5 km Cumberland Repaving Arterial/Collectors
Trunk 6: from Battist Road to Three Brooks Road - 5.6 km Pictou Repaving Arterial/Collectors
     
Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Projects for 2021-22 County Type
Barnhill Bridge: Belmont Road Colchester Major Bridge Projects
Aboiteau Bridge: Parrsboro Cumberland Major Bridge Projects
Malagash Station Bridge: Malagash Station Road Cumberland Other Bridge Projects