Drivers in Kings County will be travelling on a smoother, safer road between Greenwich and New Minas as a result of a paving contract awarded by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded a $375,200 contract for repaving on Trunk 1, extending 1.6 kilometres west from the intersection of Route 358 at Greenwich to the intersection of Deep Hollow Road. The contract was awarded to Lafarge Canada Inc. and is scheduled for completion by this fall. “Upgrading this busy route in the heart of the Valley will benefit thousands of drivers,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “I’m pleased to see it on this year’s schedule.” 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.