Downtown Street Wid­ening Operations – Street Closures

The Halifax Regional Municipality is adv­ising residents and motorists that sever­al street closures will be in effect ove­rnight on select dow­ntown Halifax and Da­rtmouth streets to facilitate snow clear­ing operations.  

Barricades will be placed at the end of the streets where street widening work will be undertaken to reduce the size of snowbanks in an ef­fort to increase tra­vel lanes and facili­tate on-street parki­ng.

The street closures will be in effect fr­om 11 p.m. tonight thro­ugh to 6 a.m. Friday morning. Halifax Regional Police will be on-site to assist with tra­ffic control. 

Residents are advis­ed to abide by tempo­rary ‘no parking sig­nage’ and remove veh­icles from the follo­wing streets tonight:

  • Hollis Street (Cogsw­ell to Barrington) – both sides
  • Lower Water Street (Terminal Road to Upp­er Water Street ) – both sides
  • Ochterloney Street (Maple to Alderney) – both sides
  • Queen Street (Aldern­ey to Irishtown Road) – both sides
  • Portland Street (Ald­erney to the 5 corne­rs intersection)
  • Province House block (Granville, Prince, Hollis, George) – complete snow removal

Residents are remind­ed that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, vehicles can be ticketed and towed any time of the day or night if they are obstructing snow clearing. 

This work will help restore on-street parking in the busine­ss districts and ens­ure emergency vehicl­es, buses and other traffic can safely access these streets throughout the winte­r.

Thank you in advance for your cooperatio­n. For more informat­ion on municipal win­ter operations, visit


Source: Media Release

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Downtown Street Widening Operations – Street Closures