Nova Scotia Highway 101
|Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal|
|Length||310 km (193 mi)|
|Existed||1962 – present|
|West end||Trunk 3 near Yarmouth|
Trunk 8 near Annapolis Royal|
Trunk 14 near Windsor
|East end||Hwy 102 / Trunk 1 in Bedford|
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 3 or 4 lanes, with the addition of passing lanes. One section of the 4-lane expressway near Hantsport is 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.
The provincial government named the highway the Harvest Highway on 7 December 2008 to recognize the important contributions of farmers in Nova Scotia.
The highway was developed in non-contiguous sections with the first parts, between Bedford, Windsor and Avonport, built in the 1960s, followed by parts through the Annapolis Valley, Digby and Yarmouth counties in the 1970s–1990s. The highway was built to provide a modern limited-access route between Halifax and Yarmouth, and the many towns and villages in the corridor.
Route map: Google
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nova Scotia Highway 101.|
- "Nova Scotia Roads - Highway 101". Nova Scotia Roads Website. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
- "Nova Scotia's Highway 101 to be widened". CBC News. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
- "Farmers Honoured with Harvest Highway Designation" (Press release). Government of Nova Scotia. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20110617003. Missing or empty
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