Drivers entering Nova Scotia in Cumberland County will find a smoother welcome awaiting them because of a paving tender called by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is repaving the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 from the New Brunswick border east for 2.5 kilometres to the railway overpass. Also included in this tender is paving of Fort Lawrence Road and the parking lot of the Nova Scotia Information Centre. “For many people, this section of highway is the first impression they get of Nova Scotia,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “It’s important that we put a smooth step forward to welcome them.” The project is scheduled for completion this summer. 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.