A $269,880 contract for the rebuilding of the seawall that protects the Cape John Road in Pictou County has been awarded by the province. Balodis Inc. will place large armour rock along the Cape John Road to repair the seawall that protects the road. “This project will protect the pavement along the Cape John Road,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “The erosion has reached the edge of the shoulder and needs to be stopped.” 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 provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.