**** Transportation Media Release
New Highway 102/103 Ramp to Open
Some motorists in the Halifax Regional Municipality will soon experience an improved commute with the opening of a new ramp and overpass as part of upgrades to the Highway 102/103 interchange.
On Monday, Oct. 14, at sunrise, anyone travelling on Highway 103 eastbound to Highway 102 northbound, will use a new ramp and overpass.
“Opening the new ramp and overpass to motorists is a milestone of this important project,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “As our communities grow, we have to ensure the infrastructure in place continues to support safe and efficient travel. I look forward to the completion of the Highway 102/103 interchange later this year.”
There will be message boards on the roadside to alert motorists. Traffic control signs, cones and barriers will also be in place.
There are no changes for motorists travelling in other directions at this time. In late November, the existing Highway 103 overpass will be demolished. This will involve a 48-hour continuous weekend closure of Highway 102 with detours.
The full Highway 102/103 interchange project is on track to be complete in December 2019.
— construction began in spring 2018
— the existing interchange was constructed in 1963
— the interchange experiences average annual daily traffic of about 30,000 vehicles per day on Highway 103 and 55,000 vehicles per day on Highway 102
— the new structure has been designed to last over 75 years
For photos of the Highway 102/103 Interchange Upgrade and Structure Replacement visit: https://novascotia.ca/news/Pho