New Exit 8 A Lantz Interchange Started
Lantz Connector Road
Work has started on the Exit 8 A connector road in Lantz. The connector road will run from the new Exit 8 A interchange on Highway 102 down to Highway 2. Clearing work began in February on the connector road, with widening of the Highway 102 bridges, and construction of the interchange scheduled to begin over the next few months.
The new exit will help service the growing communities of Lantz, Elmsdale and Enfield, located along Highway 102, 10 minutes from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
New Commercial Development Opportunities
Two new private development projects from The Shaw Group Ltd. and Armco Capital Inc. have been proposed for the community adjacent to the interchange. Combined these developments are proposing over 3,000 new residential units and both projects have new commercial development opportunities in the form of Highway Commercial Land and Mixed Residential and Commercial Use Land.
These commercial development opportunities will help provide services to the current and future population of the area. The community of Lantz has seen an estimated population increase of 4.89% between 2013 and 2018 to a total population of 2,190 residents (Source: Environics Analytics, 2018).
This rise in population is part of a wider trend of growth in the region. East Hants has an estimated Retail Trade Area population of 27,160 (2018) and is projected to conservatively grow to over 29,000 by 2027 (Source: East Hants Retail Market Analysis, 2018).