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Title: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: Great Lakes Roads 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:
(https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/hwy107/hwy-107-full.jpg)

Feel free to post any major projects from this province.
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: The Ghostbuster 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.
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: Richard3 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.
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: Stephane Dumas 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?
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: CapeCodder 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?
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: Richard3 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. 
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: AsphaltPlanet 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.
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: yakra 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?)
Title: Re: Nova Scotia Major Road Projects
Post by: Stephane Dumas 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.