Downtown Street Widening Operations – Street Closures

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – 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: Release

Downtown Street Wid­ening Operations – Street Closures

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