**** HRM Media Release
Motorists asked to avoid Cathedral Lane during peak hours
The Halifax Regional Municipality is imposing Monday to Friday peak-hour turn restrictions on Cathedral Lane to reduce the extreme traffic congestion recently seen on the street.
Last week, the municipality closed South Park Street between Spring Garden Road and Brenton Place due to a collapsed construction crane. This closure has resulted in increased traffic on adjacent Cathedral Lane.
This increased traffic has caused major slow-downs in the area, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Beginning Monday afternoon (Sept. 16), and continuing through every morning and afternoon peak period for the coming days, there will be no left turns permitted onto Cathedral Lane from Spring Garden Road or from University Avenue. Right turns onto Cathedral Lane from University Avenue will also be prohibited.
Peak periods are considered 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The municipality is also restricting parking and stopping at all times along the west side of Cathedral Lane from Spring Garden Road to University Avenue. Motorists are asked to check signage before parking or stopping in the area.
The accessible parking space currently in place along the west side of Cathedral Lane will be moved around the corner to Spring Garden Road.
These restrictions will be in place until further notice.
Motorists looking for an alternative route during the peak hour turn restrictions are encouraged to use Summer or Robie streets.
The municipality appreciates your patience while these traffic alterations are in place.