HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia government plans to spend about $535 million on capital spending in 2014-15 with about half the money targeted at highways, bridges and other structures.

The plan calls for about $241 million to go to Transport Department projects, such as highway upgrades, bridge construction and flood control equipment.

The province is also predicting it will spend $81.5 million for the construction of 10 new schools and additions and alterations to 18 others.

The various health authorities will receive about $27.1 million for facility construction and fix-ups, the replacement of medical equipment and computer upgrades.

That includes about $5.5 million for a renal dialysis program.

The 2014-15 projection is about $10 million higher than the most recent 2013-14 forecast of $525 million for fixes, repairs, purchases and replacements.