Bedford Highway

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Bedford Highway
Trunk 2 / Trunk 1
Route information
Maintained by Halifax Regional Municipality
Transportation & Public Works
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 111 Windsor Street
44°39′45.2″N 63°37′22.1″W / 44.662556°N 63.622806°W / 44.662556; -63.622806 (Bedford Highway South Terminus)
  Trunk 7 Dartmouth Road
Nova Scotia Route 213
Hammonds Plains Road
North end: Hwy 101 / Hwy 102
44°44′41.4″N 63°39′21.5″W / 44.744833°N 63.655972°W / 44.744833; -63.655972 (Bedford Highway North Terminus)
Highway system
Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

The Bedford Highway is a highway in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia that is part of Trunk 2. It runs around the western side of the Bedford Basin. The highway starts at the Windsor Street intersection on the Halifax Peninsula and passes by the communities of Fairview, Rockingham, and Bedford, where it becomes part of Trunk 1 to Highway 101 .

Historically the Bedford Highway was part of the route from Halifax to Windsor, but also formed the first stage of a journey to Truro, with Sackville's Twelve Mile House staging inn marking the start of the Truro road.[1] The never-completed Annapolis Road also began on the Bedford Highway, at today's intersection with Kearney Lake Road, which is believed to partly follow the alignment of the early road.[2]

Notable places[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

  • Windsor Street Exchange
  • Lady Hammond Road
  • Bayview Road
  • Flamingo Drive
  • Kearney Lake Road
  • Larry Uteck Boulevard
  • Southgate Drive
  • Hammonds Plains Road
  • Meadowbrook Drive
  • Union Street
  • Rocky Lake Drive
  • Dartmouth Road
  • Highway 102 at exit 4A/4B
  • Highway 101
  • Cobequid Road

Coordinates: 44°40′43.1″N 63°39′1.9″W / 44.678639°N 63.650528°W / 44.678639; -63.650528

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History of Sackville". Fultz House Museum. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Sanders, Mike; Beanlands, SSara (August 2009). "Highway 113 Archaeological Assessment". Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Retrieved 29 December 2010.