09/23/2014 11:12 EDT | Updated 11/23/2014 05:12 EST

Nova Scotia government awards contracts for work on flood infrastructure

ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Nova Scotia has awarded contracts worth $5 million to repair flood controls in Cumberland County.

Alva Construction of Antigonish will replace two structures that protect against flooding from the Bay of Fundy.

ICBCL Ltd. of Halifax, which completed earlier stages of the project including design and consultation, has been contracted to inspect the work.

The Agriculture Department says construction has already started on the LaPlanche Aboiteau.