Tuesday June 13 2000
Signs on Nova Scotia 100-series highways
The different kinds of signs you see on Nova Scotia's 100-series highways each have a specific purpose, outlined here.
more information on TPWs signing policies, contact Brian Storrie, Highway Signage
Officer, TPW, (902) 424-4268 or
All work involved in making and erecting signs is done by TPW.
These blue and white signs encourage visitors and travellers to leave the highway and discover local communities and major tourist attractions. You are eligible for this program if your businesss primary purpose is to offer visitors one or more of the following kinds of activities:
The sale of goods must be secondary. There are specific qualifying criteria based upon attendance, visitor amenities and operating times. All costs are borne by the operator. Contact David Ross, Acting Manager, Tourism Development, Department of Tourism & Culture at (902) 424-3918.
The blue and white Tourist Attraction Symbol identifies minor tourist attractions near a 100-series highway exit, interchange or intersection, and displays an icon representing the type of attraction. The blue golfing icon on this sign is an example. Costs are shared between TPW and the operator. Contact Brian Storrie, (902) 424-4268.
The Motorist Service Symbol, either brown and white or green and white, identifies services that are essential to motorists and located close to 100-series highway interchanges or intersections. Contact Brian Storrie, (902) 424-4268.
These parks are eligible for green and white signs at exits that
directly service them. All costs are borne by the park operator. Contact
If a new highway by-passes an incorporated city or town, the community can erect two blue and white community identification signs on the 100-series highway near the exits directly leading into the community. These signs typically display the communitys name, a slogan, and names of major destinations within the community. The design and costs of the sign rest with the community. Contact Brian Storrie (902) 424-4268.
These signs identify the 100-series highway intersection where the travelway begins. Contact David Ross (902) 424-3918