Nova Scotia Highway 111

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Highway 111
Highway of Heroes[1]
Circumferential Highway
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length 13 km[2] (8 mi)
Existed 1960 – present
Major junctions
West end Trunk 2 in Halifax
  Hwy 118 in Dartmouth
Trunk 7 / Route 318 in Dartmouth
East end Route 322 in Dartmouth
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Hwy 107Hwy 113

Highway 111 is a 13-kilometre (8 mi) controlled-access freeway in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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 Halifax. 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 in 1960 and was twinned in 1977.

Access to Highways 102 and 103[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Micmac Rotary[edit]

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".[3]

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[edit]

On May 22, 2013 Highway 111 was officially named "Highway of Heroes" by Premier Darrell Dexter.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is located in Halifax Regional Municipality

Locationkm[2]miExitDestinationsNotes
Continues as Windsor Street (Trunk 2 south) to Hwy 102
Halifax Peninsula0.00.0 Trunk 2 north (Bedford Highway) / Lady Hammond Road – BedfordAt-grade
0.50.31Robie StreetAccess via Massachusetts Avenue
0.80.50Barrington Street
Halifax Harbour1.4–
2.6
0.87–
1.6
A. Murray MacKay Bridge
Dartmouth3.22.0Toll booth
3.32.1(1)Princess Margaret Boulevard
3.92.42 Victoria Road (Route 322) to Trunk 7 west / Hwy 101 – Downtown, Bedford, Lower SackvilleSigned as exits 2E (Route 322) and 2W (To Trunk 7 / Hwy 101)
5.13.23Highfield Park Drive – Burnside Industrial Park
6.64.14 Hwy 118 to Hwy 107 / Hwy 102 / Woodland Avenue – Airport, TruroSigned as exits 4S (south) and 4N (north) northbound;
no northbound entrance from Hwy 118 north (Woodland Avenue)
7.54.75Micmac Boulevard
8.35.26 Prince Albert Road / Main Street (Trunk 7) to Hwy 107 / Braemar Drive (Route 318 north) – Waverley, Eastern ShoreSigned as exits 6A (west) and 6B (east) southbound
9.05.6Gordon AvenueNorthbound exit only; no signage
9.96.27 Portland Street (Route 207) / Woodlawn Road – Downtown Dartmouth, Cole HarbourSigned as exits 7W (west) and 7E (east) southbound
11.67.28Mount Hope Avenue – Woodside Industrial Park
12.98.0 Pleasant Street (Route 322)At-grade
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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