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Old Posted Aug 16, 2023, 9:36 AM
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I was looking at the draft Regional Plan and was surprised that the lands around this extension are tagged as Urban Reserve, as in not ready for development until further studies are completed to evaluate its development potential.

Any idea who owns the lands on each side? I’m assuming it’s not all the Municipal Group.
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2023, 7:39 PM
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I was looking at the draft Regional Plan and was surprised that the lands around this extension are tagged as Urban Reserve, as in not ready for development until further studies are completed to evaluate its development potential.

Any idea who owns the lands on each side? I’m assuming it’s not all the Municipal Group.
Some are probably Department of National Defence
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2023, 10:36 AM
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I was looking at the draft Regional Plan and was surprised that the lands around this extension are tagged as Urban Reserve, as in not ready for development until further studies are completed to evaluate its development potential.

Any idea who owns the lands on each side? I’m assuming it’s not all the Municipal Group.
http://https://www.viewpoint.ca/map

Looks like a big chunk of it is DND, as it curves through CFAD's boundary, like has already been mentioned. Another big chunk to the north looks like the Municipal Group as you said. That just leaves a couple of chunks, that look like they were one PID, near the intersection with Burnside. With Anderson Lake and the outflow there maybe they are set aside as urban wetland?
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Agreed. The TCH around Moncton is the most problematic portion of the entire divided highway network in NB.

All they did was twin the pre-existing alignment. No modification at all. They even left in two at grade railway crossings! All this despite the fact the highway around Moncton is the busiest section of the TCH in the entire province.
There is a section just west of Peticodiac where the east bound lane literally follows the same route as the original road that was built in this area. The west bound lane follows a more direct route. Though it’s not the TCH, it’s still a problematic section.

Nova Scotia has far fewer sections like this, if any at all. A lot of the twinned highways in NS are much older than the NB counterparts also.

Quebec has taken then NB approach for twinning the 85 north of the NB border also. In a ton of places, they just twinned the existing road.
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There is a section just west of Peticodiac where the east bound lane literally follows the same route as the original road that was built in this area. The west bound lane follows a more direct route. Though it’s not the TCH, it’s still a problematic section.

Nova Scotia has far fewer sections like this, if any at all. A lot of the twinned highways in NS are much older than the NB counterparts also.

Quebec has taken then NB approach for twinning the 85 north of the NB border also. In a ton of places, they just twinned the existing road.
I agree, if you look at this Highway map of Nova Scotia from 50 years ago you can really see how Nova Scotia had started building a U.S. interstate style system early on in the 60's. Now in 2023 many of these sections have been easily twinned with only the major exceptions of the Cobequid pass and the recent Marshy Hope bypass on the 104.

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Old Posted Sep 2, 2023, 8:22 PM
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The bottom map of Halifax & Dartmouth is interesting as it shows all the rail lines extant in the cities at that time. What an opportunity wasted.
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The bottom map of Halifax & Dartmouth is interesting as it shows all the rail lines extant in the cities at that time. What an opportunity wasted.
Yeah really, what a shame.
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You know, all these years, and I've never noticed NS-142 by Springhill.
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The bush/wooded bit on Akerley Blvd. between the end of Burnside Drive and the newly constructed portion of Burnside Drive that leads to the new 107 is now under construction.
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The bush/wooded bit on Akerley Blvd. between the end of Burnside Drive and the newly constructed portion of Burnside Drive that leads to the new 107 is now under construction.
That's got to mean things are soon coming to a close. Further in there's been work for months. I know it's 20 years late, but I can't wait for much easier coming from Cole Harbour to Sackville will be.
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Akerley Blvd. had been closed for a bit at Burnside Drive allowing no right hand turns. It is now reopened.

20231217_121544 by AJ Forsythe, on Flickr


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After I was parked next to Akerley I noticed what looks like a statue of two boxers in the woods not too far from Akerley. Can anyone provide details on what this is?...

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^That area is an engineered wetland designed to treat the runoff coming of of the former Black Lake Landfill. The waters go into Wright's Brook which feeds Enchanted Lake and eventually to the Bedford Basin at the foot of Magazine Hill. The statues were installed when the wetlands were built as part of a planned eco-park that never got finished.

Thesis Statement on the engineered wetlands.
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Thank you! I'm glad to know this.
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That's got to mean things are soon coming to a close. Further in there's been work for months. I know it's 20 years late, but I can't wait for much easier coming from Cole Harbour to Sackville will be.
Work will be complete next December based on take over dates I've seen
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2024, 5:49 PM
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Work has begun on the twinning of highway 107 between Burnside and Lake Loon.

According to the 2022 plan, the first phase of the project will extend from exit 13 to an area near Barry's Run creek, adjacent to the Parks of Port Wallis development, although there's no access to Port Wallis in this part of the plan.



Source: Tony Mancini

District 6 Councillor Tony Mancini reports lots of complaints about the destruction of trees at the Waverley Road access to the Lake Charles Trail, which is essentially underneath the 107. He says city staff only just became aware of the situation, and the province will be constructing a new access, hopefully with improved parking. When that might happen is unclear. NS Power also recently installed new poles along this part of Waverley Road to raise their lines above the new twinned section.

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Updated Satellite image taken this weekend by the Sentinel-2 L2A:

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Old Posted Apr 29, 2024, 11:33 PM
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You can say goodbye to the intersection at Akerley / Burnside. A roundabout will take its place.

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Has anyone heard of plans to make other intersections on Burnside Drive roundabouts? Seems like it would be logical not to have lights on this for many reasons.

If youre going to have one at Akerly, seems silly to have 4 other potential stops from the MacKay to get there. The intersections at Commodore and Wright are a great size and nicely level already.
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^Originally the plan was to convert the Highway 111/Burnside interchange ramps to roundabouts but that was cancelled at some point. The Wright and Commodore intersections are owned by the municipality and this is a provincial highway project. Roundabouts aren't recommended to be installed within a couple hundred metres of traffic signals on any approach. Commodore would likely do best with a "displaced left-turn" but those haven't made it to Nova Scotia yet (PEI has one).

And on another note there's an updated information sheet for the twinning to the east of Burnside.

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NSDPW is in the planning and design phase for the twinning of Highway 107 Burnside to Lake Loon in Halifax County. The proposed project continues from the Highway 107 Sackville-Bedford-Burnside Connector project through the Highway 118 Exit 13 interchange; ramps 13N, 13E and 13W will be realigned to accommodate the twinning. Between Highway 118 and the Montague Road Interchange, the corridor will be upgraded to a 100-Series six lane roadway with a jersey barrier median, comprised of four 3.7-meter highway lanes, and two 3.5-meter auxiliary lanes. The auxiliary lanes will connect the on/off ramps between Highway 118 and Montague Road and will then transition to a four-lane jersey barrier median that will taper back to the existing Forest Hills Extension, totaling 5.5 km in length.
Updated 107 Twinning Lake Loon - Burnside
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