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This is meant to be an informative thread on the highway traffic situations in our region. I will be using three different measures for the maps, but only 2 for the tables. For the maps, I'll be using ADT (Average Daily Traffic which can show how high or low traffic can go with seasonal variations depending on when the count was taken), AADT (Average Annual Daily Traffic which is adjusted to account for seasonal variations and shows the average volume of traffic per day over an entire year), and AADT/lane (Average Annual Daily Traffic per Lane - this is one I'm using as a partial level of service measure...please note that this is not meant to be a complete LOS analysis as these take into account many other things such as pavement condition, topography, %trucks, etc). I'm simply going to post the maps and tables and stay out of the political stuff, as there is an abundance in every region.

I'll start this one with 100-series highways, and I plan to eventually do Trunk Highways and possibly even Collectors, though I'm not sure about that last one yet.

All statistics were taken from the book: Traffic Volumes Primary Highway System 1999-2008 by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. All maps were created in Google Maps.

This thread will also be open to people posting similar things for highways in New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland, though I will only be tackling Nova Scotia. I also ask, for simplicity sake, that maps use the same legend I will be using so we can have easy comparisons across the board.

That's the information/disclaimer post out of the way. Please be patient as I'm going to start the next post "NS 100-series higways" ...now!
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Just a guess but in Nova Scotia the collector highways ranks will be;

#1 Bi-Hi (Highway 102). Especially from Exit 0 to Exit 4C.
#2 Circ (Highway 111). Expecially from Toll Booths to the Parclo
#3 Trans Canada (Hwy 104). Especially from NB to Exit 14 (Hwy 102)
#4 Highway 103. Especially from Exit 0 (Hwy 102) to Exit 5 (Tantallon).
#5 Highway 101. Especially from Exit 0 (Hwy 102/Bfd Hwy/Bypass) to Exit 6 (Windsor).

I'm not sure what traffic levels on Highway 125 are like so it might be in the top 5 as well since its in an urban setting as well.

Smevo can I possible ask if you can post the traffic levels for Magazine Hill (Trunk 7 from Akerley Blvd to Trunk 33)? I use that road a lot and its always jammed pack no matter the time of day.
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NS 100-series highways: ADT

The 100-series highways in Nova Scotia are meant to be freeways with speed limits of 100km/h or above. However most can range from divided freeways to 2-lane freeways to trunks with speed limits ranging anywhere from 50km/h to 110km/h.

One last disclaimer Hwy 111 (Circumferential Highway in Dartmouth) does not appear here due to a lack of information for thru traffic for this highway. Most of the information in the book for this particular highway are for ramps, with the only thru traffic counts being for two 4-lane sections between the MicMac Parclo and Rte207, and between Gaston Rd and Pleasant St.

ADT
ADT is not the best measure of how busy a highway is because of differing seasonal variations, but it can show how busy a highway can get during peak season. It would, however, be wasteful to design to the ADT levels.

I didn't make any tables for this one, so just maps.
Here's the legend:
White = 0 to 5,000
Grey = 5,001 to 10,000
Blue = 10,001 to 15,000
Green = 15,001 to 20,000
Yellow = 20,001 to 25,000
Orange = 25,001 to 30,000
Red = 30,001 to 35,000
Purple = 35,001 to 40,000
Brown = 40,001 to 50,000
Black = 50,001+

Trans Canada Highway

Busiest Section - Hwy 104 between Exits 24 and 25, New Glasgow (23,986)

I meant to do an NS-100 series overall map, but it kept messing up on me.
Cape Breton 100-series

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (29,772)

Nova Scotia Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (56,515)

Nova Scotia - Undivided and sub-standard
*By substandard I mean sections that are either urban boulevards (Hwy 104 through Antigonish) or 4-lane trunks (Highway 107 near Preston).


Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (29,772)

South NS Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 101 just West of Exit 9, Avonport (very short divided section surrounding Exit 9) (14,756)

South NS 2-lane

Busiest Section - Hwy 101 between exits 5A and 6, Windsor (17,209)

Halifax Area Divided

There are two sections of Hwy 107 that show up here that shouldn't. One is a suburban Blvd exiting Burnside Industrial Park, and the other is a 4-lane trunk. I made this map before checking it out in Streetview, but couldn't edit this one. I'm pretty sure I could edit the others, and they're the more important ones anyway.
Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (56,515)

Halifax Area Undivided and Sub-Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 107 between Exits 16 and 17, Preston (shows up on divided map) (17,093)

Northern Nova Scotia Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 14 and 14A, Truro (29,455)

Northern Nova Scotia Unidivided and Sub Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 104 between Exits 33 and 35, Antigonish (18,827)

Cape Breton Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 5A and 6, Sydney (19,527)

Cape Breton Undivided and Sub Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (29,772)

Individual Highways
I'll be putting in brackets (Divided = yes or no; ADT). This will not mean whether the entire highway is divided or not, simply the busiest section.

Highway 101

Busiest Section - between Highway 102 and Exit 2, Lower Sackville (Divided = yes; 33,037)

Highway 102

Busiest Section - between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (Divided = yes; 56,515)

Highway 103

Busiest Section - between Highway 102 and Exit 2, Halifax (Divided = yes; 30,842)

Highway 104

Busiest Section - between Exits 24 and 25, New Glasgow (Divided = yes; 23,986)

Highway 105

Busiest Section - between Park Rd and Hwy 125, North Sydney (Divided = no; 17,298)

Highway 106

Busiest Section - between Exit 2 and Pictou Rotary, Pictou (Divided = no; 11,675)

Highway 107

Busiest Section - between Exits 16 and 17, Preston (Divided = no; 17,093)

Highway 118

Busiest Section - between Highway 111 and Wright Ave, Dartmouth (Divided = yes; 33,448)

Highway 125

Busiest Section - between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (Divided = no; 29,772)

Highway 142
Spring Hill Connector

Busiest Section - Highway 104 to end, Springhill (Divided = no; 2,050)

Highway 162
Point Aconi Rd

Busiest Section - Just North of Highway 105, Bras D'Or (Divided = no; 1,347)

Last edited by Smevo; Nov 15, 2009 at 4:27 AM. Reason: posted wrong map for Hwy 142
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Just a guess but in Nova Scotia the collector highways ranks will be;

#1 Bi-Hi (Highway 102). Especially from Exit 0 to Exit 4C.
#2 Circ (Highway 111). Expecially from Toll Booths to the Parclo
#3 Trans Canada (Hwy 104). Especially from NB to Exit 14 (Hwy 102)
#4 Highway 103. Especially from Exit 0 (Hwy 102) to Exit 5 (Tantallon).
#5 Highway 101. Especially from Exit 0 (Hwy 102/Bfd Hwy/Bypass) to Exit 6 (Windsor).

I'm not sure what traffic levels on Highway 125 are like so it might be in the top 5 as well since its in an urban setting as well.

Smevo can I possible ask if you can post the traffic levels for Magazine Hill (Trunk 7 from Akerley Blvd to Trunk 33)? I use that road a lot and its always jammed pack no matter the time of day.
I haven't gotten to the trunks yet, but looking at the book, Trunk 33 looks to get ~25,000 AADT, and from Victoria Rd, Dartmouth to the Bedford Bypass on Trunk 7, your getting between 19,000 and 23,000 AADT. I'll be posting the tables for the top 30 highway sections in the next post, as well as listing the highways by busiest section by AADT.
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NS 100-series highways: AADT

Colour legend is the same as the ADT. I will also be doing the same kind of stuff, but adding some tables.

Highways listed by busiest section (Overall)
102
118
101
103
125
104
107
105
106
142
162

Highways listed by busiest section (Divided)
102
118
101
103
104
125


Highways listed by busiest section (Undivided and Sub-Standard)
125
107
101
105
104
106
103
142
162

Top 30 Busiest Sections (Overall)
Highway (Section) *2 lane
102 (Exit 1 to 1A)
102 (Exit 1A to 2A)
102 (Exit 3 to 4)
102 (Joseph Howe Dr to Exit 1)
102 (Exit 2A to 2)
102 (Exit 2 to 3)
102 (Hwy 118 to Exit 5A)
102 (Exit 5A to 6)
118 (Hwy 111 to Exit 12)
101 (Tk 1 to Exit 2)
102 (Exit 4 to 4C)
102 (Exit 6 to 7)
103 (Exit 1 to 2)
102 (Exit 14 to 14A)
125 (Exit 7 to 8)*
102 (Exit 7 to 8)
118 (Exit 13 to Hwy 102)
102 (Exit 4C to 5)
118 (Victoria Rd to Hwy 111)
125 (Exit 6 to 7)*
118 (Exit 12 to 13)
102 (Exit 12 to 13A)
104 (Exit 23 to 24)
102 (Exit 13 to 14)
102 (Exit 13A to 13)
103 (Exit 2 to 3)
102 (Exit 8 to 9)
104 (Exit 24 to 25)
102 (Tk 2 to Hwy 118)
102 (Exit 10 to 11)

Top 30 Busiest Sections (Divided)
102 (Exit 1 to 1A)
102 (Exit 1A to 2A)
102 (Exit 3 to 4)
102 (Joseph Howe Dr to Exit 1)
102 (Exit 2A to 2)
102 (Exit 2 to 3)
102 (Hwy 118 to Exit 5A)
102 (Exit 5A to 6)
118 (Hwy 111 to Exit 12)
101 (Tk 1 to Exit 2)
102 (Exit 4 to 4C)
102 (Exit 6 to 7)
103 (Exit 1 to 2)
102 (Exit 14 to 14A)
102 (Exit 7 to 8)
118 (Exit 13 to Hwy 102)
102 (Exit 4C to 5)
118 (Victoria Rd to Hwy 111)
118 (Exit 12 to 13)
102 (Exit 12 to 13A)
104 (Exit 23 to 24)
102 (Exit 13 to 14)
102 (Exit 13A to 13)
103 (Exit 2 to 3)
102 (Exit 8 to 9)
104 (Exit 24 to 25)
102 (Tk 2 to Hwy 118)
102 (Exit 10 to 11)
102 (Exit 9 to 10)
102 (Exit 14A to 15)

Top 30 Busiest Sections (Undivided and Sub-Standard)
125 (Exit 7 to 8)
125 (Exit 6 to 7)
125 (Exit 8 to 9)
125 (Exit 5 to 5A)
107 (Hwy 118 to Exit 14)
107 (Exit 16 to 17)
107 (Burnside Ind Park to Hwy 118)
101 (Exit 5A to 6)
101 (Exit 7 to 8)
105 (Exit 19 to 20)
101 (Exit 5 to 5A)
104 (Exit 33 to 35)
101 (Exit 6 to 7)
104 (Exit 32 to 33)
107 (Exit 17 to 18)
104 (Exit 31A to 31)
101 (Exit 9 to 10)
125 (Exit 4 to 5)
104 (Exit 27A to 27)
107 (Exit 14 to Tk 7)
105 (Exit 17 to 19)
104 (Exit 25 to 26)
101 (Exit 4 to 5)
101 (Exit 13 to 14)
101 (Exit 12 to 13)
101 (Exit 8A to 9)
101 (Exit 8 to 8A)
104 (Exit 31 to 32)
107 (Exit 18 to 19)
104 (Exit 26 to 27A)


Ok, so I guess I don't have an overall NS map, I thought I managed to get some done for these next two sections, but now I remember that they kept messing up on me too. I'll go back and try again later and edit them in if I'm successful.

Trans Canada Highway

Busiest Section - Hwy 104 between Exits 23 and 24, New Glasgow (22,600)

Cape Breton 100-series

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (26,800)

Metro Halifax

Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (53,000)

Metro Sydney

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (26,800)

100-series divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (53,000)

100-series undivided and sub standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (26,800)

South NS Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 101 just West of Exit 9, Avonport (14,020)

South NS Undivided and Sub Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 101 (tie) between Exits 5A and 6 and between Exits 7 and 8, (15,060)

Halifax Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (53,000)

Halifax Undivided and Sub Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 107 between Hwy 118 and Exit 14, Dartmouth (16,130)

North NS Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 102 between Exits 14 and 14A, Truro (27,900)

North NS Undivided and Sub Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 104 between Exits 33 and 35, Antigonish (14,400)

Cape Breton Divided

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 5A and 6, Sydney (17,260)

Cape Breton Undivided and Sub Standard

Busiest Section - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (26,800)

Individual Highways, again I'll be doing the same thing I did with the ADT post.

Highway 101

Busiest Section - between Hwy 102 and Exit 2, Lower Sackville (Divided = yes; 32,570)

Highway 102

Busiest Section - between Exits 1 and 1A, Halifax (Divided = yes; 53,000)

Highway 103

Busiest Section - between Exits 1 and 2, Halifax (Divided = yes; 29,100)

Highway 104

Busiest Section - between Exits 23 and 24, New Glasgow (Divided = yes; 22,600)

Highway 105

Busiest Section - between Park Rd and Hwy 125, North Sydney (Divided = no; 14,700)

Highway 106

Busiest Section - between Exit 2 and Pictou Rotary, Pictou (Divided = no; 11,000)

Highway 107

Busiest Section - Hwy 118 to Exit 14, Dartmouth (Divided = no; 16,130)

Highway 118

Busiest Section - Hwy 111 to Exit 12, Dartmouth (Divided = yes; 34,200)

Highway 125

Busiest Section - between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (Divided = no; 26,800)

Highway 142
Springhill Connector

Busiest Section - Hwy 104 to end, Springhill (Divided = no; 1,580)

Highway 162
Point Aconi Rd

Busiest Section - North of Hwy 105, Bras D'Or (Divided = no; 1,190)

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^Nice information Smevo.

Some of the numbers are probably off now because of development in the last year (particularly Hwy 118) and with new interchanges for 101 and 102 those numbers will jump next year.

Out of curiousity does anyone know the general traffic levels required before twinning is considered?
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With those traffic counts, the 104 should definitely be twinned up to (and including) the Canso Causeway ASAP, along with the 103 gap to Bridgewater and the 101 to Berwick.

The 102 should be 6 lanes at least to Exit 7.

Twinning should be considered when the AADT is close to 10,000 (i.e. within or shortly after the construction timeframe), although that can be higher on commuter routes (i.e. 107, 118) and lower on core national routes with high truck traffic volumes (i.e. 102, 104). The 104 should have a lower traffic tolerance before twinning being the Trans-Canada Highway.
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NS 100-series highways: AADT per lane

Ok, I need a new legend for this one. All I did was take the AADT in a section and divide it by the number of through lanes in that section.

Legend:
White = 0 to 2,000
Grey = 2,001 to 3,500
Blue = 3,501 to 5,000
Green = 5,001 to 6,000
Yellow = 6,001 to 7,000
Orange = 7,001 to 8,000
Red = 8,001 to 9,000
Purple = 9,001 to 10,000
Brown = 10,001 to 12,000
Black = 12,001+


Highways listed by busiest section for AADT/lane:
125
102
101
107
105
103
104
118
106
142
162

Top 30 Highway Sections for AADT/lane
125 (Exit 7 to 8)
125 (Exit 6 to 7)
102 (Exit 3 to 4)
102 (Joseph Howe Dr to Exit 1)
102 (Exit 1 to 1A)
102 (Exit 2A to 2)
102 (Exit 2 to 3)
125 (Exit 8 to 9)
102 (Exit 1A to 2A)
101 (Hwy 102 to Exit 2)
125 (Exit 5 to 5A)
107 (Hwy 118 to Exit 14)
102 (Exit 5 to 5A)
101 (Exit 5A to 6)
101 (Exit 7 to 8)
102 (Exit 6 to 7)
102 (Exit 5A to 6)
105 (Exit 19 to 20)
101 (Exit 5 to 5A)
103 (Hwy 102 to Exit 2)
104 (Exit 33 to 35)
101 (Exit 6 to 7)
107 (Exit 17 to 18)
104 (Exit 31A to 31)
101 (Exit 9 to 10)
102 (Exit 14 to 14A)
125 (Exit 4 to 5)
118 (Hwy 111 to Exit 12)
104 (Exit 27A to 27)
107 (Exit 14 to Tk 7)

I'm going to change "busiest" to "most crowded" for this, because that's (kind of) what this is a measure of.

Trans Canada Highway

Most Crowded - Hwy 104 between Exits 33 and 35, Antigonish (7,200)

Cape Breton 100-series

Most Crowded - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (13,400)

Metro Halifax

Most Crowded - Hwy 102 between Exits 3 and 4, Halifax (11,250)

Metro Sydney

Most Crowded - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (13,400)

Nova Scotia Divided

Most Crowded - Hwy 102 between Exits 3 and 4, Halifax (11,250)

Nova Scotia Undivided and Sub Standard

Most Crowded - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (13,400)

South NS Divided

Most Crowded - Hwy 101 W of Exit 9, Avonport (3,505)

South NS Undivided and Sub Standard

Most Crowded - Hwy 101 between Exit 5A and 6, Windsor (7,530)

Halifax Divided

Most Crowded - Hwy 102 between Exits 3 and 4, Halifax (11,250)

Halifax Undivided and Sub Standard

Most Crowded - Hwy 107 between Hwy 118 and Exit 14, Dartmouth (8,065)

North NS Divided

Most Crowded - Hwy 102 between Exits 14 and 14A, Truro (6,975)

North NS Undivided and Sub Standard

Most Crowded - Hwy 104 between Exits 33 and 35, Antigonish (7,200)

Cape Breton Divided

Most Crowded - Hwy 125 between Hwy 105 and Exit 2, North Sydney (3,440)

Cape Breton Undivided and Sub Standard

Most Crowded - Hwy 125 between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (13,400)

Individual Highways, I'm still going to put whether the section is divided or not because capacity more than doubles when you divide a highway.

Highway 101

Most Crowded - Hwy 102 to Exit 2, Lower Sackville (Divided = yes; 8,143)

Highway 102

Most crowded - between Exits 3 and 4, Halifax (Divided = yes; 11,250)

Highway 103

Most Crowded - between Hwy 102 and Exit 2, Halifax (Divided = yes; 7,275)

Highway 104

Most Crowded - between Exits 33 and 35, Antigonish (Divided = no; 7,200)

Highway 105

Most Crowded - between Exits 19 and 20, North Sydney (Divided = no; 7,350)
(the orange is hidden behind that stupid white dot Google put on the map)

Highway 106

Most Crowded - between Exit 2 and Pictou Rotary, Pictou (Divided = no; 5,500)

Highway 107

Most Crowded - Hwy 107 between Hwy 118 and Exit 14, Dartmouth (Divided = no; 8,065)

Highway 118

Most Crowded - Hwy 111 to Exit 12, Dartmouth (Divided = yes; 6,840)

Highway 125

Most Crowded - between Exits 7 and 8, Sydney (Divided = no; 13,400)

Highway 142
Springhill connector

Most Crowded - between Hwy 104 and end, Springhill (Divided = no; 790)

Highway 162
Point Aconi Road

Most Crowded - North of Hwy 105, Bras D'Or (Divided = no; 595)
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Great work, Devon!

Any chance of a New Brunswick series? I've been looking for a while, but I can't find any published traffic data from the NB DoT.
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^That depends on if I can find it, and if I want to shell out the money or not. I had to buy the book to get this data, which actually didn't cost that much. I picked up the book in the spring and it's taken me until now to do this much, so it's pretty time-consuming when you're trying to fit it in to any free time you have.

As for the traffic changing, that's going to be the case on several highways I'm sure. In Sydney's case, the expanding suburbia in Sydney River, Howie Centre, Coxheath, and Westmount combined with the new Membertou Access Road which is supposed to be ready for next year, as well as the expansion of the SPAR Rd Power Centre will all cause increases in traffic on the 125. Added to that will be the re-opening of SPAR into downtown as a by-pass of Prince St when the Tar Ponds capping is done.

Bedford DJ's already mentioned the Halifax situation.
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Thanks Smevo, these are great! Why is highway 162 designated as such? It seems so pointless.

I wonder if the 113 will have much of an impact on Bicentennial traffic if constructed (which it shouldn't be, IMO).

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Thanks for the great info!
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162 was built to serve the mines at Point Aconi, but now that they're gone it's deserted.

I've had that NS book for 3-4 years now. It's the general roadgeek in me. I've tried to find New Brunswick traffic counts for years but the DOT seems to treat them like the formula to Coke. I don't get it. A few provinces and states (Ontario and Maine for sure) have them online for free.

As for 111 (and all the others around there)....might want to try and contact HRM. They keep all the data for those roads.
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I'm curious to know if there is a database of some sort that documents fatal crashes in Nova Scotia?

It would be interesting to know the highest traffic fatal/vehicle rate in the province (my guess 101 but 103 is up there too).
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162 was built to serve the mines at Point Aconi, but now that they're gone it's deserted.

I've had that NS book for 3-4 years now. It's the general roadgeek in me. I've tried to find New Brunswick traffic counts for years but the DOT seems to treat them like the formula to Coke. I don't get it. A few provinces and states (Ontario and Maine for sure) have them online for free.

As for 111 (and all the others around there)....might want to try and contact HRM. They keep all the data for those roads.
There's some data for the 111, but again, it's mostly ramps. I also have the "Traffic Volumes Secondary Roads 1999-2008" book (because I thought that's where the collectors would show up, collectors being the 200 and 300 series in NS) which has the counts done by the municipalities themselves. The 100-series, trunks, and collectors are all provincial responsibility for counts and upgrades however, though it may be different for trunks and collectors within city/municipal limits though, since I think the Kings Rd upgrades along with the upgrades on Grand Lake Rd coinciding with SPAR Rd upgrading are both technically on Trunk 4 and I think it was CBRM that paid for them, though I could be wrong...it may have been cost-shared. I know CBRM only does counts on roads that aren't covered by the province, not sure if HRM works the same way.

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I'm curious to know if there is a database of some sort that documents fatal crashes in Nova Scotia?

It would be interesting to know the highest traffic fatal/vehicle rate in the province (my guess 101 but 103 is up there too).
I'm curious about the same thing myself, but I couldn't find anything on it that was highway specific.
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What are the plans for the 104 east of New Glasgow, is it going to be twinned in the near future?
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That's the plan, but nothing firm has come out yet. The last government was waiting for a P3 deal, so it's wait and see what Dexter and the NDP will do.
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2009, 7:04 PM
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What are the plans for the 104 east of New Glasgow, is it going to be twinned in the near future?
Well the section to Pine Tree Road is underway. Pine Tree Rd to Sutherland's River is supposed to begin later this year.

Further down the first phase of the Antigonish Bypass is underway and the second phase will start in 2011.

The government website doesn't have any information for beyond Antigonish yet.

Onto other highways they have this listed for twinning;

Hwy 101:

Three Miles Plains (4) to Falmouth (7) - Environmental Assesment - Construction 2012

Hwy 103:

Upper Tantallon (5) to Hubbards (6) - Environmental Assesment - Construction Late 2012

Hwy 107:

Burnside to Bedford - Consultant Study - Construction 2011

Hwy 125:

Balls Creek to Coxheath - U/C
Sydney River to Grand Lake Rd - Design - Construction 2010

There's also apparently a new interchange in environmental assesment stage for Boutilier's Point here in Halifax (with Hwy 103). And a new two lane highway for Hwy 103 from Broad River to Point Mouton in design stage
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^you beat me to it Bedford. I noticed the updated page on Friday, and was planning to post the same stuff over the weekend but never got around to it.

On that note, this brings to light another use for this thread. Why don't we post the major upgrades for freeways and possibly trunks (at least the major trunks) in the Atlantic provinces here. So, for NS, the 100-series, and the trunks (1-99 in theory, though only Tk1 - Tk33 exist at the moment). For NB, I guess it would be reverse with freeways 1-99 (I can only think of 1-17 right now) and trunks would probably be the 100-series. Not sure what the numbering systems in PEI and NL are beyond Hwy 1 & 2 in PEI and Hwy 1 in NL.
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Just for future reference:

NEW BRUNSWICK
1-99: major/trunk highways (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 95)
100-199: collector highways
200-999: local highways

NOVA SCOTIA
1-99: trunk highways
100-199: major highways (101-107, 111, 118, 125, 142, 162)
200-399: collector highways

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
1-4: major highways
5-99: collector highways (only goes up to....25 I think?)
100-199: local routes in Prince County
200-299: local routes in Queens County
300-399: local routes in Kings County

NEWFOUNDLAND
1: Trans-Canada Highway
2-999: everything else (lowest numbers are in St. John's and area and increase as you go west up to the 400s on the west coast, 500s in Labrador)
yyy-nn: local routes (where, for instance, route 100-12 is the 12th branch road off route 100)

What can I say, I'm a total roadgeek
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