A road-paving project scheduled for this summer will make for smoother travel through one of Cape Breton’s most colourful Acadian regions. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has called for tenders to repave Route 320 on Isle Madame from about five kilometres north of the intersection of Route 206 for 4.5 kilometres north toward D’Escousse. “Part of our continuing efforts to restore Nova Scotia’s highways, this project will be beneficial to the communities of Isle Madame,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Visitors to this picturesque area will benefit from the smoother ride, as well.” 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.