Two key construction projects have been awarded for an importanttravel corridor in Cape Breton County. RDL Construction Ltd. was awarded a $5.5-million contract towiden the Sydney River Bridge located on Highway 125, 0.5kilometres west of Exit 6. A $5.3-million contract was awarded toJ & T Van Zutphen Construction Inc. to construct a newinterchange, approaches and ramps at Coxheath Road. Work on bothHighway 125 projects is expected to begin before the end ofAugust. “This is a significant investment in our highway infrastructureand very positive news for motorists on this busy highway,” saidTransportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell. “Theseprojects, along with the twinning work planned next year, willalleviate congestion and help the area prosper.” Both projects have a completion date of June 30, 2005. Construction of new twinned lanes on Highway 125 from Balls Creekto Sydney River will begin in the spring and should be completedby the fall of 2005. The estimated cost of the entire Highway 125 project is $20million. Under the cost-shared Strategic Highways InfrastructureProgram, the province will provide $16.4 million in funding,while the federal government will contribute $3.6 million.