Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Highway 101 Twinning Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Project


This is to advise that on May 8, 2017, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal registered the Highway 101 Twinning Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed project is to twin and upgrade an existing two-lane section of Highway 101 from Trunk 14 (Exit 5) at Three Mile Plains to an area 2.5 km west of the Falmouth Connector (Exit 7) in Hants County, Nova Scotia. The existing highway section to be upgraded and twinned is approximately 9.5 kilometers. The project also includes upgrading of an existing tidal gate structure (aboiteau) at the Avon River causeway. Detailed design of the project is expected to be completed in 2018 but some construction could be initiated in the fall of 2017. It is anticipated that construction will take approximately five years.

Minister's Decision

On June 27, 2017 the Minister of Environment released a decision 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.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until June 7, 2017.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.