A new bridge and more than seven kilometres of paved road will provide a smoother, safer ride for travellers in Cumberland County. The Department of Transportation and Public Works announced the tender for the job, scheduled to be completed by this fall. The work includes repaving Crowley Road from Trunk 6 to Pugwash Junction Road, and Pugwash Junction Road from Crowley Road to the end of pavement. Also included is replacement of the Doherty Creek bridge. “Roads and highways are vital to Nova Scotia’s economic and social well-being,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Government is constantly working hard to maintain these roads to keep them safe and comfortable for all road users.” Tenders for asphalt concrete paving will be accepted until close on Thursday, Aug. 24.