Work has begun on a $2,141,121 road-paving contract in the Halifax Regional Municipality that has been awarded by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The contract was awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. to repave Terence Bay Road from the intersection of Route 333 for 7.7 kilometres to the intersection of Back Bay Road and Sandy Cove Road. Also included is paving of Lower Prospect Road from the intersection of Terence Bay Road and Sandy Cove Road south for 2.3 kilometres, and Lower Prospect Branch Road from the intersection of Lower Prospect Road for 0.3 kilometres to its end. “Good roads in this area are not only important to residents, but to our many visitors, as well,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This repaving project will make the roads smoother and stronger.” 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.