MLA requesting jersey barrier for dangerous section of Highway 101

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Hants West Progressive Conservative MLA Chuck Porter is asking the Liberal government to install jersey barriers on a dangerous section of Highway 101 near Falmouth.

“This stretch of highway is extremely dangerous,” said Porter in a press release, noting the area has been the site of numerous car accidents, and most recently, a fatal crash on Dec. 19.

“Unfortunately, we can’t reverse this recent tragedy, but we can take action to help prevent another.”

Kings North MLA John Lohr agrees, as the highway is a frequently travelled link for members of his constituency. 

“I completely support the idea to add jersey barriers on this road. They will prevent these types of collisions, protect Nova Scotians and give drivers much more confidence when travelling in this area,” said Lohr.

The stretch of highway is slated to be twinned, but the project’s start date has not been set. Porter says the government needs to use barriers as an interim plan to keep drivers safe.

Porter says the situation cannot wait and is pushing for immediate change.

“The safety of Nova Scotians will always be our top priority,” said Porter. “These jersey barriers will help protect the lives of the driving public in Nova Scotia.”

Geographic location: Nova Scotians, Falmouth, Nova Scotia

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  • E. Apt
    December 22, 2013 - 11:28

    If nothing is done this stretch of highway is only going to claim more lives. Last night I drove behind someone driving 50km an hour without 4 way flashers. People are scared and it's making driving there even more dangerous!