Nova Scotia Highway 111

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Highway 111
Highway of Heroes [1]
Circumferential Highway
Nova Scotia 111-Map.png
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length13 km [2] (8 mi)
Major junctions
West endNova Scotia 2.svg Trunk 2 in Halifax
 Nova Scotia 118.svg Hwy 118 in Dartmouth
Nova Scotia 7.svgNova Scotia Route 318.svg Trunk 7 / Route 318 in Dartmouth
East endNova Scotia Route 322.svg Route 322 in Dartmouth
Highway system
Provincial highways in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia 107.svg Hwy 107 Hwy 113 Nova Scotia 113.svg

Highway 111 is a 13-kilometre (8 mi) controlled-access highway in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Highway 111 varies in width from 4-12 lanes and is known colloquially as the Circumferential Highway, or, more recently, "the Circ", because it forms a partial orbital road around Dartmouth. 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 Halifax. 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 in 1960 and was twinned in 1977.

Micmac Rotary

The Micmac (or Mic Mac) Rotary was a traffic circle located at the intersection of Hwy 111 with Route 318 (Braemar Drive) and Trunk 7 (Main Street/Prince Albert Road/Grahams Grove). It was named after nearby Lake Micmac, which was partially in-filled to accommodate it. The Micmac Rotary was notorious for rush hour congestion, even resulting in the recording of a song entitled "Mic Mac Rotary Blues". [3]

The rotary was removed during a redesign of the intersection in the late 1980s which saw it replaced by the "Micmac Parclo", which consists of a series of overpasses and controlled access lanes. The resulting roadway through the Parclo and across Lake Micmac to the interchange with Highway 118 is the widest in Atlantic Canada at 10-12 lanes.

Highway of Heroes

On May 22, 2013 Highway 111 was officially named "Highway of Heroes" by Premier Darrell Dexter.

Exit list

The entire route is located in Halifax Regional Municipality. 

Locationkm [2] miExitDestinationsNotes
Continues as Nova Scotia 2.svgNova Scotia 102.svg Windsor Street ( Trunk 2 south) to Hwy 102
Halifax Peninsula 0.00.0Nova Scotia 2.svg Trunk 2 north (Bedford Highway) / Lady Hammond Road Bedford At-grade
0.50.31Robie StreetAccess via Massachusetts Avenue
0.80.50Barrington Street
Halifax Harbour 1.4–
A. Murray MacKay Bridge
Dartmouth 3.22.0Toll booth
3.32.1(1)Princess Margaret Boulevard
3.92.42Nova Scotia Route 322.svgNova Scotia 7.svgNova Scotia 101.svg Victoria Road ( Route 322 ) to Trunk 7 west / Hwy 101  Downtown, Bedford, Lower Sackville Signed as exits 2E (Route 322) and 2W (To Trunk 7 / Hwy 101)
5.13.23Highfield Park Drive Burnside Industrial Park
6.64.14Nova Scotia 118.svgNova Scotia 107.svgNova Scotia 102.svgOntario M502.svg Hwy 118 to Hwy 107 / Hwy 102 / Woodland Avenue Airport, Truro Signed as exits 4S (south) and 4N (north) northbound;
no northbound entrance from Hwy 118 north (Woodland Avenue)
7.54.75Micmac Boulevard
8.35.26Nova Scotia 7.svgNova Scotia 107.svgNova Scotia Route 318.svg Prince Albert Road / Main Street ( Trunk 7 ) to Hwy 107 / Braemar Drive ( Route 318 north) Waverley, Eastern Shore Signed as exits 6A (west) and 6B (east) southbound
9.05.6Gordon AvenueNorthbound exit only; no signage
9.96.27Nova Scotia Route 207.svg Portland Street ( Route 207 ) / Woodlawn Road Downtown Dartmouth, Cole Harbour Signed as exits 7W (west) and 7E (east) southbound
11.67.28Mount Hope Avenue Woodside Industrial Park
12.98.0Nova Scotia Route 322.svg Pleasant Street ( Route 322 )At-grade
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-05-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. 1 2 Google (July 17, 2017). "Highway 111 in Nova Scotia" (Map). Google Maps . Google.
  3. "NS Classic Rock Discography - 45 rpm" . Retrieved 2009-05-30.

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