07/04/2014 01:04 EDT | Updated 09/03/2014 05:59 EDT

Nova Scotia, Ottawa to fund new highway interchange along province's South Shore

HUBBARDS, N.S. - The Nova Scotia government says a new multimillion-dollar highway interchange and road connector will be built along the province's South Shore.

The government says the project will reduce traffic congestion and travel time between Hubbards and Tantallon.

The province says the federal government will contribute up to $6.8 million, while the province will pay roughly $9.3 million.

The project includes a bridge over Highway 103, four ramps forming an interchange and a 1.6-kilometre connector road from Highway 103 to Trunk 3.

It also includes a roundabout at Trunk 3 and a bridge over Kieley Brook.

Construction will start in late summer or early fall and take roughly a year to complete.