News release

Improvements to Annapolis Interchange Complete

New ramps on the Mary Jane Riley Interchange in Annapolis Country are open as government continues to make roads safer throughout the province.

The interchange, at Exit 23A, is where Mary Jane Riley Road crosses Highway 101 near Cornwallis.

The $3.5-million project, which began in September, added two ramps on the west side of the interchange. Ramps were built on the east side in 1998.

The new ramps, part of the province's 5-year Roads Improvement Program, create a diamond-shape interchange that prevents motorists from making illegal U-turns.

"Safety is, and will continue to be, the number one priority of this department," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks. "The completion of this interchange is yet another example of government's on-going commitment to improve road safety for motorists in Nova Scotia."

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New ramps on the Mary Jane Riley Interchange in Annapolis Country are open as government continues to make roads safer throughout the province.

The three-point-five-million-dollar project, at Exit 23A where Mary Jane Riley Road crosses over Highway 101 near Cornwallis, added two ramps on the west side of the interchange.

The new ramps, part of the province's 5-year Roads Improvement Program, create a diamond-shape interchange that prevent motorists from making illegal U-turns.

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