Nova Scotia Highway 106

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Highway 106
Jubilee Highway
Trans-Canada Highway
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length: 19 km[1] (12 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 104 (TCH) in Mount William
  Trunk 6 at Pictou
North end: To Route 1 (TCH) at Caribou (Northumberland Ferries terminal)
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Hwy 105 (TCH) Hwy 107
The northern terminus of Highway 106 at the Northumberland Ferries terminal in Caribou

Highway 106 is a 19 km (12 mi) 2-lane limited-access highway located within Pictou County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

The provincial government named the highway the Jubilee Highway on December 21, 2012 in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.[2]

The highway is part of the Prince Edward Island loop of the Trans-Canada Highway and connects the Northumberland Ferries terminal in Caribou in the north with the mainline Trans-Canada at Highway 104 in Mount William in the south.

Route description[edit]

Highway 106 begins at a trumpet interchange with Highway 104 The route bypasses to the west side of New Glasgow by running along the centre of Abercrombie Point.[3] It crosses Pictou Harbour to the town of Pictou using the Harvey A. Veniot Causeway, which opened in 1968.[4] A traffic circle at the west end of Pictou, known as the Pictou Rotary, connects Highway 106 with the centre of town as well as Trunk 6 (the Sunrise Trail) and Route 376. The route is a super two expressway except for a short section of at-grade two lane highway near the northern terminus. The route ends in Caribou at the Northumberland Ferries terminal to Prince Edward Island, where the Trans-Canada Highway designation continues as Prince Edward Island Highway 1.[3]

Major Intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pictou County.

Location km[1] Mile Exit Destinations Notes
Mount William 0.00 0.00 1 Hwy 104 (TCH) Located in Mount William. To New Glasgow, Antigonish and Cape Breton Island (Eastbound). To Westville, Truro
Mount William 1.26 0.78 1A Mount William Road / Trenton Connector To Abercrombie, Trenton
Abercrombie Point 6.64 4.13 2 Granton–Abercrombie Road To Granton, Abercrombie
Pictou 11.66–
12.10
7.25–
7.52
3 Trunk 6 (Sunrise Trail) / Route 376 (West River Road) Pictou Rotary
Caribou 18.40 11.43 Ferry Road To Caribou, Caribou River, Central Caribou, Braeshore
Caribou 19.38 12.04 To Route 1 (TCH) (Northumberland Ferries Limited) Ferry terminal to Prince Edward Island
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Primary Traffic Volume Book, 2003–2010 (Report). Province of Nov Scotia. pp. 155–156. http://novascotia.ca/tran/publications/PRIMARY%20TRAFFIC%20VOLUME%20BOOK%202003-2012.pdf. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Highway Naming Commemorates 60-Year Reign" (Press release). Government of Nova Scotia. December 21, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Google Inc. "Nova Scotia Highway 106 - Length and route". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://goo.gl/maps/bjG6d. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Little, Jennifer Vardy (July 10, 2008). "The causeway should stay, for now at least". The News (New Glasgow: TC Transcontinental). Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
Preceded by
PEI Route 1
Trans-Canada Highway
Highway 106
Succeeded by
Highway 104