Portions of Bethel Avenue, Dartmouth to be renamed on Aug. 29

Thursday, August 25, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, six new private lane names will be named in Bethel Court Properties, including: Cecil Lane, Edna Lane, Florries Lane, Holmes Lane, Pollys Lane and Paget Lane. The majority of the residences will receive a new civic number and street name.

The current configuration of Bethel Avenue creates a duplicate street name situation where the road forks multiple times and the southern portions of Bethel Avenue are not continuous with the northern sections. The current situation is a public safety concern and not in keeping with the municipal civic addressing policies.

Municipal civic addressing policies require that a continuous street shall have one name throughout its length and that no street name shall be continued through a right angle turn.  The street name Bethel Avenue will be maintained for the entrance directly off Windmill Road.  The six new street names, Cecil Lane, Edna Lane, Florries Lane, Holmes Lane, Pollys Lane and Paget Lane were chosen by the property owner and were approved as per the municipal civic addressing policies for street names.                

The matter was discussed with the municipality’s Civic Addressing Public Safety Committee, which includes representatives from Halifax Regional Fire Services, Halifax Regional Police, RCMP, EHS and the Nova Scotia 911 Service. As a result, staff recommended renaming six sections of Bethel Avenue and Regional Council approved the recommendation at its meeting on Jun. 21, 2016.

For more information on street naming policies and procedures, visit www.halifax.ca/civicaddress.

Source: Release

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