Highway 101 Twinning
This page will contain any Provincial/Federal information related to the Hwy. 101 twinning project. All articles/info will contain the date in which is was released and all newer information will be at the top of the page (and dated info toward the bottom). Information is also available on the Hwy. 101 Twinning - Community Liaison Committee's (CLC) website.
June 27, 2017 - Environmental Assessment Decision from Minister of Environment
May 30, 2017 - Open House June 1, 2017
May 25, 2017 - Info Sheet Hwy101 Aboiteau 23May2017
May 23, 2017 - 2017 05 18 Exec Summary of Registration document
May 8, 2017 - This is to advise that on May 8, 2017, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal registered the Highway 101 Twinning Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.
The purpose of the proposed project is to twin and upgrade an existing two-lane section of Highway 101 from Truck 14 (Exit 5) at Three Mile Plains to an area 2.5 km west of the Falmouth Connector (Exit 7) in Hants County, Nova Scotia. The existing highway section to be upgraded and twinned is approximately 9.5 kilometers. The project also includes upgrading of an existing tidal gate structure (aboiteau) at the Avon River causeway. Detailed design of the project is expected to be completed in 2018 but some construction could be initiated in the fall of 2017. It is anticipated that construction will take approximately five years.
On May 8, 2017, all project information including the Registration Document will be available on Nova Scotia Environment website at http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/ea/
On or before June 27, 2017, the Minister of Environment will decide if the project can be granted conditional environmental assessment approval. All submissions received, including personal information, will be made available for public review upon request.