Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that work is now underway to replace and expand the artificial turf at the Mainland Common all-weather fields in Halifax.
This work will require a retaining wall to be constructed adjacent to the Mainland North Linear Parkway. Construction equipment will need to access the trail from Westridge Drive and the work may temporarily affect pedestrian access along the trail in early September.
As well, temporary fencing will be installed to separate the nearby off-leash park from the construction area, reducing the size of the field area for the dogs. The fencing will be removed once the work is complete; however, some of that space will become part of the expanded all-weather facility.
The work near the Linear Parkway is expected to continue until the end of September, while the turf replacement will take longer. The all-weather fields will be closed for the duration of the replacement. The municipality regrets any convenience this closure or the construction may cause.