Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Realignment of Marine Drive (Highway 316) Project


This is to advise that on March 10, 2021, Pieridae Energy Ltd. is registering the Realignment of Marine Drive (Highway 316) project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to permanently realign approximately 3.5 km of the existing Marine Drive (Hwy 316) around the proposed Goldboro LNG Project site, located in Goldboro Industrial Park, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. The realigned new Marine Drive will be a 6 km, two-lane public road. The realignment is proposed to increase public safety and provide Pieridae with unobstructed access to planned marine infrastructure. The realignment will be built by Pieridae to the standards of Nova Scotia Transportation and Active Transit (formerly Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal - NSTIR). Upon completion, the road will be handed over to Transportation and Active Transit, who will own and operate it. Residences along the existing Marine Drive will continue to have access to their properties via the existing road. Construction of the proposed realignment is scheduled to commence in the fall of 2021.

Minister's Decision

On April 29, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until April 9, 2021.

All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department’s website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information were removed before being placed on the website.