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Highway 101, 103, 104 Safety Studies Released

Government released results of road safety studies for Highway 101, 103 and 104 today, April 28.

The results include a number of ways to increase road safety and recommend short- and medium-term actions, and a longer-term recommendation to expand or twin some sections.

“People should feel these highways are safe,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “However, we asked consultants to take an in-depth, focused look at these sections of highway and provide recommendations to make the roads even safer.

“We agree with what the consultants have found, and I’ve instructed staff to develop a plan of action to complete these items over time.”

The authors were asked to look at all aspects of the roads, including:
— design
— signage
— vegetation
— speed
— traffic volumes
— collision data
— and other factors

The department will begin working immediately on recommendations that can be included in spring and summer maintenance.

Other recommendations will be incorporated into an action plan in the coming months.

The reports are available online at https://novascotia.ca/tran/secure/highwaysafetyreview.asp .

The public can offer feedback through the online comment form or by emailing tpwpaff@novascotia.ca .

Source: Release

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