Nova Scotia Trunk 6

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Trunk 6
Route information
Length: 144 km (89 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Pictou
West end: Amherst
Location
Counties: Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou
Towns: Amherst, Pictou
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Trunk 4 Trunk 7
Nova Scotia Trunk 6 in the community of Toney River

Trunk 6 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's system of trunk highways. The route runs from Highway 104 exit 3 at Amherst to the rotary at Pictou, a distance of 144 kilometres (89 mi). It is part of the Sunrise Trail, a designated tourist route.

Route description[edit]

For most of its length Trunk 6 is a two lane highway with a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). In communities, villages or towns the speed limit may drop to as low as 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph).

From Amherst, Trunk 6 goes in an easterly direction to the village of Port Philip, where it meets the Northumberland Strait. The route then follows the strait's shoreline through Pugwash, Wallace and Tatamagouche to the town of Pictou.

Until the construction of Highway 106 in the late 1960s, Trunk 6 continued south to New Glasgow on the Alma Road and Trunk 4.

Communities[edit]

Preceded by
Hwy 104 (TCH)
Trunk 6
Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
Hwy 106 (TCH)Route 376

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