Drivers on Trunk 1 between St. Croix River Bridge and Windsor will see improvements to almost eight kilometres of road soon due to a new paving project. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded the road-work contract to Dexter Construction Co., Ltd. who submitted a bid of $1,377,035. The project will be completed by the end of August. “Trunk 1 is a popular route and keeping it in good shape is important to area residents,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Angus MacIsaac. “We are also continuing our work to twin Highway 101.” 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 members provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.