News release

New Interchange Opens in New Minas

A new interchange on Highway 101 will help reduce traffic congestion in the Village of New Minas.

The Granite Drive interchange officially opened today, Dec. 17.

“The new interchange will improve traffic flow, reduce traffic congestion and help ensure our roads are safe,” said Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines. “We will continue to work with our federal partners on projects that will help increase public safety and promote economic development.”

The new interchange connects Highway 101 to Commercial Street in New Minas. It includes a new bridge, four ramps forming a diamond interchange and three new roundabouts.

“Modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, connecting communities, and creating good paying, middle class jobs,” said Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “That is why I’m proud to celebrate the completion of the Granite Drive Interchange.

“This new roadway will reduce congestion and the emission of harmful greenhouse gases in New Minas and allow more residents and tourists to travel the beautiful valley region safely and easily.”

This is a $17 million project with a provincial contribution of over $9 million and a federal contribution of $7.6 million.

"The village is very excited about the opening of the new Granite Drive exchange, both as a means of alleviating traffic congestion on Commercial Street and opening up the newest portion of New Minas, south of the 101 to development,” said Dave Chaulk, chair of the Village of New Minas Commission. “We thank both the provincial and federal governments for their investment in our community."

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A new interchange on Highway 101 will help reduce traffic congestion in the Village of New Minas.

The Granite Drive interchange officially opened today (December 17th).

Kings South M-L-A Keith Irving, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines, says the new interchange will improve traffic flow, reduce traffic congestion and help ensure our roads are safe.

The Granite Drive interchange is a 17-million dollar project with a provincial contribution of over 9-million dollars and a federal contribution of 7-point-6-million dollars.

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