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A 56-year-old man was airlifted to a Halifax hospital on Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle left Highway 102. (CBC)

A 56-year-old man was airlifted to a Halifax hospital with life-threatening injuries on Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle left Highway 102 and ended up in the median, said RCMP.

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae told CBC News the man was transported to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre via a LifeFlight helicopter.

MacRae said the accident happened north of Exit 4C — near Bedford — shortly after 3 p.m. No other vehicles were involved.

Highway 102 was closed in both directions between Exit 4C and Exit 5 in Fall River while the helicopter landed on the highway.

While the southbound lanes have since reopened, MacRae said northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane while police investigate the cause of the crash.

"There is traffic congestion in the area and motorists are urged to drive with care as they approach the area and to reduce their speed," said MacRae.