With the existing aboiteau nearing the end of its lifespan and requiring replacement in the near future, a joint project to meet the needs of Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) and Nova Scotia Agriculture (NSA) has been proposed to maximize benefits for cost. Constructing separate bridge and aboiteau structures would double the amount of infrastructure required to replace the function of the joint project. Coordinating the project up-front will prevent future conflicts between the separate structures. More information on the choice of the causeway and aboiteau option can be found here.