Nova Scotia Highway 142

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Nova Scotia Route 142 near its terminus in Springhill, Nova Scotia.

Highway 142 shield

Highway 142
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length: 6 km[citation needed] (4 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Trunk 2 in Springhill45°39′30.6″N 64°3′39.3″W / 45.658500°N 64.060917°W / 45.658500; -64.060917 (Highway 142 South Terminus)
North end: Hwy 104 (TCH)45°41′32.6″N 64°0′8.5″W / 45.692389°N 64.002361°W / 45.692389; -64.002361 (Highway 142 North Terminus)
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Hwy 125 Hwy 162

Highway 142 is a 2-lane limited-access road in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It links Highway 104 at Exit 5 in Salt Springs Station to the town of Springhill. The 6-kilometre highway crosses the Canadian National Railway main line about 4.5 kilometres outside Springhill. There are several logging roads that have access onto the highway.

The highway was built in the late 1960s as part of a political promise to Springhill residents who were upset that their town was bypassed by the new Trans-Canada Highway alignment on Highway 104; this being less than a decade after the town's economy had been hit by the Springhill Mining Disaster of 1958 which resulted in the closure of local coal mining.[citation needed]

Route map: Google / Bing