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Median Crossing Regulations
made under subsection 112(2A) of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 293, c. 293
N.S. Reg. 233/2009 (June 4, 2009)
1 These regulations may be cited as the Median Crossing Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
(a) “approved agency” means a municipality, Atlantic Highways Management Corporation Ltd. or the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission;
(b) “construction vehicle” means a vehicle that is used to provide construction or maintenance services on a highway and is owned by a person that has an agreement with the Department or an approved agency to provide construction or maintenance services on a highway;
(c) “Department” means the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal;
(d) “snow and ice control vehicle” means a vehicle that is used to aid in the removal of snow or ice from a highway and is owned by a person that has an agreement with the Department or an approved agency to aid in the removal of snow or ice from a highway;
(e) “traffic management plan” means a plan approved by the traffic authority for managing traffic during construction or maintenance on a highway.
Vehicles exempt from clause 112(1)(b) of Act
3 (1) Subject to the limitation in subsection (2), on a highway that is divided into two separate roadways by a median, any of the following vehicles may be driven from one roadway to the other roadway in an area other than an intersection, and clause 112(1)(b) of the Act does not apply:
(a) a vehicle that is being operated by an employee of the Department of Natural Resources in accordance with the employee’s duties;
(b) a vehicle that is being used for highway maintenance by an employee of an approved agency
(i) on a highway that the approved agency is responsible for maintaining, and
(ii) in accordance with the employee’s duties;
(c) a snow and ice control vehicle that is being operated to aid in the removal of snow or ice from a highway under the agreement between its owner and the Department or an approved agency;
(d) a construction vehicle that is moving from a closed lane adjacent to the median in one roadway to a closed lane adjacent to the median in the other roadway in accordance with a traffic management plan and while it is being operated under the agreement between its owner and the Department or an approved agency.
(2) A vehicle referred to in subsection (1) must not be driven from one roadway to the other unless the median has been specifically designed to allow a vehicle to be driven across it.