Active Nova Scotians can now safely connect to trails in the St. Margarets Bay area thanks to the completion of a new, multi-use trail bridge in Ingramport, near Hubbards.
The bridge is part of the Rails to Trails network and was built as part of the newly opened Ingramport Interchange and Connector on Highway 103 at Exit 5a.
“Multi-trail users including walkers and cyclists of all ages can now safely cross the new Ingramport Connector on Trunk 3,” said Iain Rankin, MLA for Timberlea-Prospect, on behalf of Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “We’re proud to support projects that encourage more people to walk, cycle and explore our beautiful trails.”
The new interchange opened to traffic on Jan. 25. It is a federal-provincial project that includes a new overpass over Highway 103, four ramps forming a diamond-shaped interchange, a 1.6-kilometre connector road from the highway to Trunk 3, a roundabout at Trunk 3, and a new bridge over Kieley Brook.
The $17.1 million project took four years to complete. The active transportation bridge was added after community feedback requested a safe and continuous connection to the Rails to Trails system. It added almost $1 million to the cost of the project.