Transportation Networks

Road Network:

Sheet Harbour accesses Highway 102, the main highway between Truro and Halifax, via Trunk Highway 7 and Provincial Highways 107 and 118.  Highway 102 is a four lane limited access highway linking Halifax with the Trans Canada Highway 104 at Truro.

Sheet Harbour accesses the Trans Canada Highway 104 directly at New Glasgow.  Collector Highway 374 travels 85 kilometres north from Sheet Harbour to Exit 24 on the Trans Canada Highway 104 at New Glasgow.   The four-lane Trans Canada Highway 104 travels northeast to the Town of Amherst, where it links with New Brunswick highways, and further west, central Canadian and northeastern US highways .

The Sheet Harbour Industrial Park is 128 kilometres from Halifax Stanfield International Airport.  Halifax’s Stanfield Airport is ranted sixth among Canadian airports in terms of passenger traffic, and is among the most important cargo handling airports in the country.  International routes are regularly served by Canadian and International airlines connecting Halifax to destinations around the world .

Sheet Harbour does not have access to railway transportation.  Canadian National (CN) railway’s mainline track, from Halifax to Vancouver, terminates in Halifax.   In Halifax, CN maintains numerous common user facilities for loading/unloading and trans-shipment at several locations within the City.  Direct access to Port of Halifax facilities and west to all major North American destinations are available .
The Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway (CBNS) operates a 230 mile long rail line between Sydney and Truro, Nova Scotia.  The nearest access point from Sheet Harbour is Stellarton; 85 kilometres north of the park via Collector Highway #374.  The rail line handles a variety of commodities from various industries, including coal, forest products, steel, chemicals, liquid bulk, and building material.  CBNS  Rail America connects with CN at Truro to provide rail access coast to coast.