Nova Scotia Route 224

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Route 224
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length: 96 km[1] (60 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Exit 9 of Hwy 102 and Trunk 14 in Milford Station
  Trunk 2 in Shubenacadie
Route 277 in Gays River
Route 357 in Middle Musquodoboit
Route 336 in Middle Musquodoboit
East end: Trunk 7 in Sheet Harbour
Location
Counties: Halifax Regional Municipality, Colchester, East Hants/Hants
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Route 223 Route 236
Nova Scotia Route 224 near Sheet Harbour

Route 224 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Colchester County, connecting Sheet Harbour at Trunk 7 with Milford Station at Exit 9 of Highway 102 and Trunk 14. The route passes through the upper half of the Musquodoboit Valley. The route was originally called Trunk 24.

Route description[edit]

The route begins at Exit 9 of Highway 102 in Milford Station in East Hants and runs north to Shubenacadie, where Route 224 is duplexed with Trunk 2 for a short time. Then, the route crosses the Shubenacadie River and enters Colchester County, then turns right and runs south through Pine Grove, to Gays River, where it meets Route 277. The route then turns southeast, then enters the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The route then passes through Cooks Brook and Chaswood, to Middle Musquodoboit, where it meets Route 357. The route then turns left and runs through the northeastern part of the Musquodoboit Valley, passing through Centre Musquodoboit and Elmsvale. In Upper Musquodoboit, the route meets Route 336 and turns south, where it begins to ascend the southern slope of the Musquodoboit Valley. The route then heads southeast toward the Eastern Shore, passing through Beaver Dam and Marinette then on to its eastern terminus in Sheet Harbour, for a distance of 96 km (60 mi).

Communities[edit]

Major communities are bolded.

Parks[edit]

  • Musquodoboit Valley Provincial Park

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 68-70, 82-83