Nova Scotia Highway 111
|Highway of Heroes|
|Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal|
|Length:||13 km (8 mi)|
|South end:||Route 322 in Woodside|
| Route 207 in Southdale
Trunk 7 / Route 318 in Grahams Corner
Hwy 118 in Dartmouth Crossing and Micmac Village
Trunk 2 in North End
|North end:||Hwy 102 in West End|
Highway 111 varies from 4-12 lanes and is known colloquially as the "Circumferential Highway", or, more recently, "the Circ", because it forms a partial orbital road around Dartmouth. The highway runs from Pleasant Street in the neighbourhood of Woodside in the south to the A. Murray MacKay Bridge in the north.
It serves as a key transportation link for Dartmouth and the Halifax Regional Municipality. The section from Highway 118 (Woodland Avenue) to the MacKay Bridge was constructed at the same time as the bridge, opening in 1970. The portion from Pleasant Street to Woodland Avenue was built during the mid 1960s and was twinned in 1977.
Access to Highways 102 and 103
The MacKay Bridge, as maintained by the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission, is officially part of Highway 111, and is considered as an extension of it. A truck route through the former city of Halifax, from the MacKay Bridge along Connaught Avenue to Bayers Road near Highway 102, is signed with directional markers, but is not officially a part of the route.
The Micmac (or Mic Mac) Rotary was a traffic circle located at the intersection of Hwy 111 with Route 318 (Braemar Drive) and Trunk 7 (Main Street/Prince Albert Road/Grahams Grove). It was named after nearby Lake Micmac, which was partially in-filled to accommodate it. The Micmac Rotary was notorious for rush hour congestion, even resulting in the recording of a song entitled "Mic Mac Rotary Blues".
The rotary was removed during a redesign of the intersection in the late 1980s which saw it replaced by the "Micmac Parclo", which consists of a series of overpasses and controlled access lanes. The resulting roadway through the Parclo and across Lake Micmac to the interchange with Highway 118 is the widest in Atlantic Canada at 10-12 lanes.
Highway of Heroes
|A. Murray MacKay Bridge over Halifax Harbour|
|1||Princess Margaret Boulevard|
|2||Trunk 7 to Hwy 101 (Victoria Road - Windmill Road) / Route 322 – City of Halifax, Bedford, Lower Sackville||Signed as exits 2E (Route 322) and 2W (Trunk 7)|
|3||Highfield Park Drive – Burnside Industrial Park|
|4||Hwy 118 (Woodland Avenue) to Hwy 102 / Hwy 107 – Halifax International Airport, Truro||Signed as exits 4S (south) and 4N (north) northbound|
|6A||Trunk 7 west (Prince Albert Road) / Route 318 north (Braemar Drive) – Waverley|
|6B||Trunk 7 east (Main Street) to Hwy 107 – Eastern Shore|
|7||Route 207 (Portland Street) / Woodlawn Road – Downtown Halifax, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour||Signed as exits 7W (west) and 7E (east) southbound|
|8||Mount Hope Avenue|
|9||Route 322 Pleasant Street|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi