is a 13-kilometre controlled access freeway
in Nova Scotia
Highway 111 varies from 4-12 lanes and is known informally as the Dartmouth
"Circumferential Highway", or, more recently, "The Circ", since it is a partial orbital road
. The highway runs from Pleasant Street in the neighbourhood of Woodside in the south to the A. Murray MacKay Bridge
in the north.
It serves as a key transportation link for Dartmouth and the Halifax Regional Municipality
. The section from Highway 118 (Woodland Avenue) to the MacKay Bridge was constructed at the same time as the bridge, opening in 1970. The portion from Pleasant Street to Woodland Avenue was built during the mid 1960s and was twinned in 1977.
Access to Highways 102 and 103
The MacKay Bridge
, as maintained by the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission
, is officially part of Highway 111, and is considered as an extension of it. A truck route through the former city of Halifax, from the MacKay Bridge along Connaught Avenue to Bayers Road near Highway 102
, is signed sporadically with Highway 111 markers, and is also officially part of the route.
The Micmac (or Mic Mac) Rotary was a traffic circle
located at the intersection of Highway 111 with Route 318
(Braemar Drive/Waverley Road) and Trunk 7
(Main Street/Prince Albert Road/Graham's Grove). It was named after nearby Lake Micmac
, which was partially in-filled to... Read More