Nova Scotia Highway 101

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Highway 101
Harvest Highway
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length: 310 km[1] (193 mi)
Existed: 1970s – present
Major junctions
West end: Trunk 3 near Yarmouth
  Trunk 8 near Annapolis Royal
Trunk 14 near Windsor
East end: Hwy 102 / Trunk 1 in Bedford
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Trunk 30 Hwy 102
View of Highway 101 as it passes outside Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Highway 101 is an east-west highway in Nova Scotia that runs from Bedford to Yarmouth.[1][2]

The highway follows a 310 km (190 mi) route along the southern coast of the Bay of Fundy through the Annapolis Valley, the largest agricultural district in the province. Between its western terminus at Yarmouth to Weymouth, the highway is 2-lane controlled access. Between Weymouth and Digby, the highway reverts to a 2-lane local road. From Digby to Grand Pre, the highway is 2-lane controlled access. From the Gasperaux River crossing near Grand Pre to 3 km west of Exit 6 (Falmouth) the highway is a 4-lane expressway. Heading east the highway is 2-lane controlled access until Exit 5 (Trunk 14). From Three Mile Plains to its eastern terminus at Bedford, the highway is a 4-lane expressway. Some of the 2-lane controlled access sections of the highway are actually 3 or 4 lanes, with the addition of passing lanes. One section of the 4-lane expressway near Hantsport is actually a short 5-lane (3 lanes westbound) section for about 2 km due to previous road configuration for a passing lane due to a steep hill.[1]

The provincial government named the highway the Harvest Highway on 7 December 2008 to recognize the important contributions of farmers in Nova Scotia.[3]

History[edit]

The highway has developed in sections, with the part between Bedford and Windsor having been built in the 1970s, followed by parts through the Annapolis Valley and Digby and Yarmouth counties in the 1980s–1990s. The highway was built largely to replace the Dominion Atlantic Railway service in the communities along its route. As a result the highway serves as a "B-Train" route for the area.[1]

Exit list[edit]

County Location km Exit # Destinations Notes
Halifax Regional Municipality Lower Sackville 0 Trunk 1 east to Trunk 2 / Trunk 7 – Bedford, Dartmouth Continuation beyond Hwy 102
0 1 Hwy 102 – Halifax International Airport, Truro, Halifax Signed as exits 1G (south) and 1H (north)
0 1K Trunk 1 west / Cobequid Road – Lower Sackville Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0 1F To Trunk 7 east (Bedford Bypass) – Dartmouth Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
3 2 Route 354 (Beaver Bank Road) – Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville
Hants County Mount Uniacke 16 3 Trunk 1 – Mount Uniacke, Upper Sackville
St. Croix 35 4 Trunk 1 / Trunk 14 / Route 215 – St. Croix, Newport, Ellershouse, Noel Shore, Shubenacadie
Three Mile Plains 44 5 Trunk 14 to Trunk 1 / Route 215 – Windsor, Chester, Three Mile Plains, Rawdon
Windsor 47 5A Wentworth Road - Windsor
49 6 Trunk 1 – Windsor
Falmouth 50 7 Trunk 1 – Falmouth
Hantsport 56 8 Trunk 1 – Hantsport, Mount Denson
Kings County West Brooklyn 61 8A Ben Jackson Road
Avonport 65 9 Trunk 1 east – Avonport, West Brooklyn East end of Trunk 1 overlap
Grand Pre 68 10 Trunk 1 west – Grand Pré, Hortonville, Wolfville West end of Trunk 1 overlap
Greenwich, Wolfville 77 11 To Trunk 1 / Route 358 – Greenwich, Port Williams, Canning, Wolfville
New Minas 83 12 To Trunk 1 – New Minas, Kentville
Kentville 87 13 Trunk 12 – Kentville, North Alton, South Alton, New Ross
Kentville, Coldbrook 91 14 Trunk 1 – Coldbrook, Cambridge, Waterville, Kentville
Berwick 105 15 Route 360 – Berwick, Harbourville, Cambridge
Aylesford 114 16 Victoria Harbor Road - Aylesford, Auburn
Kingston 123 17 Bishop Mountain Road - Kingston, Greenwood Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
125 17 Marshall Road - Kingston, Greenwood Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Annapolis County Middleton 133 18A To Trunk 1 / Trunk 10 / Route 362 – Middleton, Nictaux Falls, Margaretsville Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
136 18 To Trunk 1 / Trunk 10 / Route 362 – Middleton, Brickton, Mount Hanley, Nictaux Falls, Margaretsville
Lawrencetown 144 19 To Trunk 1 – Lawrencetown, Clarence, Port Lorne
Bridgetown 156 20 Trunk 1 (Evangeline Trail) – Bridgetown, Upper Granville, Paradise
160 21 To Trunk 10 / Route 201 – Bridgetown, Centrelea, Tupperville
Lequille, Annapolis Royal 182 22 Trunk 8 north to Trunk 1 / Route 201 – Lequille, Granville Ferry, Annapolis Royal
Cornwallis 196 23A Cornwallis, Clementsport, Clemenstvale Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Deep Brook 200 23 Trunk 1 east – Deep Brook, Cornwallis, Clementsport East end of Trunk 1 overlap
Digby County Smith's Cove 202 24 Trunk 1 west – Smith's Cove, Bear River West end of Trunk 1 overlap
Joggin's Bridge 207 25 Trunk 1 east East end of Trunk 1 overlap; at-grade
Digby 210 26 Route 303 to Route 217 – Digby
Weymouth 233 27 Trunk 1 west West end of Trunk 1 overlap; at-grade
St. Bernard 240 28 Trunk 1 to Route 340 – Weymouth, St. Bernard, Belliveaus Cove, Grosses Coques, Church Point
Comeauville, Little Brook 255 29 To Trunk 1 – Concession, Comeauville, Church Point, Little Brook, Saulnierville
Meteghan 270 31 To Trunk 1 – Meteghan, St. Alphonse de Clare, Mavillette, Meteghan River, Saulnierville
Salmon River 282 32 Salmon River Road
Yarmouth County Port Maitland 291 33 To Trunk 1 – Port Maitland, Darling's Lake, Beaver River
Hebron 301 34 Route 340 to Trunk 1 – South Ohio, Hebron, Yarmouth
Yarmouth 308 Trunk 3 to Hwy 103 – Yarmouth Highway ends

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c d "Nova Scotia Roads - Highway 101". Nova Scotia Roads Website. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Nova Scotia's Highway 101 to be widened". CBC News. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Farmers Honoured with Harvest Highway Designation" (Press release). Government of Nova Scotia. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2013-09-03.