Local residents are invited to an open house to learn more about plans for a new controlled-access, two-lane section of Highway 103 from Broad River to Port Joli, Queens Co. Phase I of the $26-million project includes about 8.6 kilometres of new controlled access highway. Ministerial assistant Vicki Conrad, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Bill Estabrooks, will be joined by department planning and engineering staff to share information on the project. “This important new highway will mean safer and more efficient travel in the Port Mouton and Port Joli area, benefiting both visitors and local residents,” said Ms. Conrad. “This is a significant project and I encourage everyone to come to the open house.” The open house will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at the West Queens Community Centre, 70 River Head Rd., Port Mouton, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.