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Environmental Assessment


Highway 101 Cambridge Interchange and Connector Road Project


On 9 May 2023, the Department of Public Works registered the Highway 101 Cambridge Interchange and Connector Road Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The proposed Project involves the construction, maintenance and postconstruction monitoring of a new interchange along Highway 101, with two new connector roads; one south to Trunk 1 and one north to Brooklyn Street. The new interchange is located between Coldbrook (Exit 14) and Berwick (Exit 15), near the Annapolis Valley First Nation (AVFN) Reserve. The south connector road travels 2-kilometers to Trunk 1 near Waterville Mountain Road, and the north connector travels 1.5-kilometers to Brooklyn Street. The connector roads are designed as two-lane roads, with additional turning lanes at high volume accesses as necessary. The Project construction may commence in late 2023 and is expected to be completed within 5 years.

Minister's Decision

On 28 June 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision (PDF) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions (PDF)

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until 8 June 2023.

All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department's website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information will be removed before being placed on the website.