The trip to cottage country in the Tatamagouche area will be smoother and safer after the completion of a paving project tendered by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tender involves repaving on Route 311 from the intersection of Matheson Brook Road for 7.6 kilometres to the intersection of Trunk 6 at Tatamagouche. “This is a busy route in the summer, not only with cottage goers, but also with lumber trucks,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “No matter what you drive, this project will make your trip more comfortable and safer.” 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.