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Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:33:10 PM »

Decided to start a new thread about major NS road projects

One of them got me excited: the NS Highway 107 Extension or the Highway 107 Sackville-Bedford-Burnside Connector.

Basically, it's going to be a 4-lane freeway extension for nine kilometers with interchanges at Highway 102, a future interchange near Anderson Lake, and a split diamond that connects to Burnside Drive, Akerley Boulevard, and future Burnside expansions.

Here is a link:
https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/hwy107.asp

Map of the project:


Feel free to post any major projects from this province.
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 03:55:26 PM »

I think Nova Scotia should convert its exit numbers from sequential to kilometer-based, like the rest of Canada.
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 04:01:30 AM »

I think Nova Scotia should convert its exit numbers from sequential to kilometer-based, like the rest of Canada.

Newfoundland-and-Labrador have sequential exit numbering system too.

In fact, Nova Scotia have a particular system; on Hwys 101 and 103, km-markers start from zero at western terminals, in Yarmouth, while exit numbers start from 1 at eastern terminals, in Halifax for the 103, and in Bedford for the 101.

But I'm with you on that point; they should convert their system.
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 08:44:06 AM »

I wonder why they didn't used a part of the Bedford bypass as a gap of NS-107?
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 10:52:28 PM »

I have a couple of questions:

1. Is NS still considering Route 113?

2. Any plans on linking 101 and 103?
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 02:10:56 AM »

I wonder why they didn't used a part of the Bedford bypass as a gap of NS-107?

The problem seems to be the space available to make ramps that allow access in all directions. I did Bedford Bypass a couple of times, and there's not so much room to build ramps because the NS-102/NS-101 interchange is close, the actual ramps of this interchange already have sharp curves, and the area is much mountainous. It's sure that on a map, it looks more logic to connect the NS-107 extension with the Bedford Bypass, but it won't be physically possible, IMHO. 
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2019, 11:31:25 AM »

It does seem like somewhat of a missed opportunity to connect 107 directly to Highway 101 at the Bedford By-pass interchange.  The Bedford By-pass interchange at Highway 102 isn't a great in my opinion.  But, it would probably cost a lot do something with that interchange.
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2019, 01:18:23 PM »

A new segment of NS101 has opened in Digby County, between Conway and Marshalltown:
https://www.annapoliscountyspectator.ca/news/provincial/241-million-highway-project-in-digby-county-opened-to-traffic-346749/
(Should I assume the bypassed segment will become Trunk 1?)
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 08:24:38 PM »

It does seem like somewhat of a missed opportunity to connect 107 directly to Highway 101 at the Bedford By-pass interchange.  The Bedford By-pass interchange at Highway 102 isn't a great in my opinion.  But, it would probably cost a lot do something with that interchange.

Sorry for the very very late reply, but someone on Skyscraperpage forum posted this old study about NS-102 between NS-101 and NS-107 extension.
https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9170042&postcount=83

Talk about a missed opportunity.
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2022, 08:43:33 PM »

Time to bump this thread, there'll be a new exit on NS-101 desserving Cambridge and Waterville from what I saw on Skyscraperpage forums.
https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9723219&postcount=1490
https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/highway-101-cambridge-interchange-connector-roads.pdf
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2022, 05:28:21 PM »

Time to bump this thread, there'll be a new exit on NS-101 desserving Cambridge and Waterville from what I saw on Skyscraperpage forums.
https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9723219&postcount=1490
https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/highway-101-cambridge-interchange-connector-roads.pdf

This new exit will help so much in the area; it will divert Waterville Michelin Tire plant truck traffic from Trunk 1, that is very rough around NS-101's exit 14, as well as it will give some breathe to people living along the Trunk 1.
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2022, 05:59:05 PM »

Any info on the 104 twinning? I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned.

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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2022, 09:01:15 PM »

Any info on the 104 twinning? I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned.

I presume you're already following this thread:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23265.0
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Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2023, 03:18:17 PM »

Digging through Nova Scotia's 2023-2024 Five-Year Highway Improvement plan, they are investing more than $583 million toward six new major
construction projects over seven years. The projects include:

Highway 103 Argyle Interchange (Exit 32 and 32A) - replacing three at-grade intersections with an interchange at Exit 32 (https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/highway-103-argyle-interchange.pdf)
Highway 103 Exit 6 to Exit 7 and Exit 7 to Exit 8 Twinning - two separate projects to twin the section between the four-lane sections
Highway 104 Taylors Road to Paqtnkek - Twinning (continuation of twinning Highway 104 east of Antigonish)
Highway 107 Burnside to west of Loon Lake -Twinning
Tancook Ferry Infrastructure Development

This investment also includes access improvements for non twinned 100-series
highways. That work involves improving intersections, adding passing lanes, and
turning lanes as well as roundabouts.

https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/5yearplan/highway-plan-2023-24.pdf
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