New interchange to create safer, more efficient commutes for Nova Scotians
By On-Site MagazineConstruction Infrastructure Roads highway interchange Nova Scotia roads safety
The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced more than $15 million in joint funding for the construction of Hwy 101 Granite Drive interchange project between Hortonville and Coldbrook.
This project involves constructing an overpass, four ramps to form a “diamond” interchange, a 900-m connector road from the highway to Granite Drive, a roundabout at the end of Granite Drive and Silver Fox Avenue, and another at each intersection of the on/off ramps.
“There are two important aspects of today’s announcement. The Granite Interchange will improve safety for our drivers on this section of Highway 101, and secondly it will facilitate access to one of the Annapolis Valley’s most important commercial centres – the village of New Minas,” said Keith Irving, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kings South.
Once complete, the project will significantly improve traffic circulation, increase driver safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from congestion.
The government of Canada is contributing up to $7.66 million to this project, representing fifty per cent of the estimated $15.3 million total eligible project cost. The Government of Nova Scotia is providing the remaining funds.