Wednesday, August 16, 2023 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Spring Garden Road, between Queen and South Park streets, will be closed to motor vehicles and cyclists from 6 a.m. Monday, August 28 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 8.
This work is for the final phase of the Imagine Spring Garden Road<www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/regional-community-planning/streetscaping/spring-garden-road-enhancements> streetscaping project, which aims to beautify the street as well as improve conditions for those walking, rolling and using Halifax Transit. The final work includes:
* installing the sidewalk, planters and trees on the south side of Spring Garden Road, between Queen and Birmingham streets * installing three new bus shelters * addressing deficiencies in existing pavers * repairing benches * addressing other deficiencies in infrastructure from previous work in 2021
Businesses will remain open and operational throughout the construction period. Pedestrian access to all businesses and properties will be maintained. A marked pedestrian detour will be in place during sidewalk construction.
This work is not related to the Spring Garden Road bus-only pilot<www.halifax.ca/home/news/spring-garden-road-bus-only-pilot-paused-effective-friday-july-8>, which remains paused until further notice, pending a re-evaluation of the traffic control measures proposed to regulate a bus-only corridor in this location.
Motorists and cyclists
The road will be closed 24/7, with crews having permission to work weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The full closure is required to minimize the construction duration and allow the work to be completed more safely and efficiently.
There will be marked detours in place for all eastbound and westbound traffic that travels on Spring Garden Road, between Queen and South Park streets. See the detour map<www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/transportation/streets-sidewalks/detour-map_updatedaugust2023.pdf>.
Dresden Row, as well as South Park, Birmingham and Queen streets will remain open to motorist, pedestrian and cyclist traffic, including the intersections at Spring Garden Road. Brenton Street will be traffic controlled with access from Clyde Street.
Cyclists are asked to use alternate routes during construction, or dismount and walk their bikes. The bike lane along South Park Street at the Spring Garden Road intersection will not be impacted.
All bus stops on Spring Garden Road, between Queen and South Park streets, and bus stop 8312 (South Park Street Before Spring Garden Road) will be temporarily closed and detoured to Morris Street (see the detour map<www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/transportation/streets-sidewalks/detour-map_updatedaugust2023.pdf>).
The following routes will detour along Morris Street: 1, 8, 9A, 9B, 10, 123, 127, 182, 183, 185, 186, 194, and 196. Buses will continue to service existing stops along the detour route.
To accommodate the transit detour:
* A southbound temporary bus stop has been installed on Queen Street after Clyde Street. Some hourly parking southbound on Queen Street, near Clyde Street, has been removed to accommodate the temporary bus stop;
* Bus stops 8327 (Spring Garden Road After Queen Street), 8331 (Spring Garden Road Before Queen Street) and 8333 (Spring Garden Road Before South Park Street) will continue to service regular routing and temporarily service Routes 123, 127, 182, 183, 185, 186, 194 and 196;
* Bus stops 8322 (Spring Garden Road After South Park Street), 8