Roads, beaches, parks and trails along the South Shore and southwest Nova Scotia will receive more than $15 million in upgrades, boosting the local economy and creating good jobs in the region. The province has accelerated already-planned projects to spur economic activity in light of recent setbacks in the region. “This is one immediate step the province could take to support the people on the South Shore and in southwestern Nova Scotia,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “This funding will generate economic activity that will be visible in communities throughout the region. I believe there are better days ahead for Queens County.” Projects include This funding will be spent over the next year. The investments announced today and earlier this summer are part of government’s response to the needs of communities in the region. A transition advisory team, headed by Ron Smith, is also at work engaging communities to think about economic opportunities that will create jobs and economic growth for the future. $1.8 million to repave Highway 103 in Queens, from Exit 18 to exit 17, 8 km $780,000 to repave Trunk 8 from Liverpool town line to Bridge Street in Milton, Queens Co., 2.6 km $1.8 million to repave Woodstock Road in Lunenburg, from Clearland Road to end of pavement, 5 km $1.6 million to repave Camperdown School Road in Lunenburg, from highway 103 to Camperdown Road, 5.6 km $2.9 million to repave Trunk 3, from about two kilometres east of Rte. 329 in East River toward Chester, 8.2 km $2.7 million to repave Route 203 in Shelburne, from Welshtown Road to Colin Bower Road, 9 km $1.5 million to upgrade the Natural Resources Office in Milton, Queens Co. $1.5 million for upgrades to Graves Island Provincial Park $600,000 for upgrades at Rissers Beach Provincial Park in Lunenburg County, T.H. Raddall Provincial Park in Queens County, The Islands Provincial Park in Shelburne County, Summerville Beach Provincial Park in Queens County, Sand Hills Provincial Park in Shelburne County, and Granite Village Pocket Wilderness in Queens County $150,000 to complete trails from Summerville to Shelburne.