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Halifax Transit route detours to accommodate Macdonald Bridge closure this weekend

Thursday, May 7, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Transit is advising passengers of detours that will be in effect this weekend as the Macdonald Bridge will close to vehicular traffic this Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m., and will not re-open until Monday, May 11, at 5:30 a.m.

Please note that the existing ‘Big Lift’ transit shuttles will be in operation after 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, and prior to 5:30 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. For detailed ‘Big Lift’ shuttle schedules and affected routes, visit www.halifax.ca/transit/bridgeredecking.php.

On Sunday, May 10 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the following detours will be in effect for routes 1 Spring Garden, 10 Westphal, 61 North Preston and 52 Crosstown:

Routes 1 Spring Garden, 10 Westphal and 61 North Preston (Dartmouth bound): Buses will detour straight on Gottingen, left on Young, right on Robie, to Massachusetts, across the MacKay Bridge, right on Victoria, right on Thistle, and service the Bridge Terminal. The stop at North and Gottingen will be the last pickup for these routes.

Routes 1 Spring Garden, 10 Westphal and 61 North Preston (Halifax bound): Buses will detour from Wyse, to Boland, to Victoria, to Highway 111, to the MacKay Bridge, to Barrington and normal routing.

Route 52 Crosstown (to Dartmouth): Buses will travel from North, to Gottingen, to Young, to Robie, to Massachusetts, to the MacKay Bridge, to Victoria, to Thistle, to Bridge Terminal. The stop at Creighton and North will be the last pickup for this route during the detour.

Route 52 Crosstown (to Chain Lake Drive): Buses will travel from Wyse, to Boland, to Victoria, to ramp at Highway 111, to MacKay Bridge, to North and regular routing.

Halifax Transit regrets any inconvenience these required detours may cause, and thanks passengers in advance for their patience.

Source: Release

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