On September 24th, 2018, Hon. Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation Infrastructure and Renewal announced the launch of an OHV pilot project to enhance trail connectivity in six communities across Nova Scotia. Effective October 1st, 2018, the pilot project enables OHVs to access the shoulders of roadways, and the roadway itself where necessary, so they can safely travel in select areas from one OHV trail to another. The six communities selected for the 3-year pilot are Porters Lake, New Germany, Weymouth, Walton, Sherbrooke, and Gabarus.
Only registered, licensed and insured OHVs can operate on the shoulder of the roadway in the six pilot areas and drivers must adhere to a speed limit of 25km/hr. No passenger on an OHV operating in the pilot area can be younger than nine years old.
This video is a highlight of the official announcement at the Porters Lake Community Center.
For more information about the pilot, visit: https://novascotia.ca/ohv-pilot/