Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Residents are advised that there will be a number of rolling street closures and traffic delays across the region on Friday, Nov. 11, to facilitate Remembrance Day processions to a number of local ceremonies that will honour our veterans and those still serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Parades will be marching to the following locations on Friday morning:
- Cenotaph at Sackville Heritage Park, Memory Lane, Sackville, starting at 10:30 a.m.
- Cenotaph at Grand Parade, Halifax, starting at 10:45 a.m.
- Cenotaph at Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth, starting at 10:30 a.m.
- Royal Canadian Legion, Dieppe Branch #90, Rocky Lake Drive, Waverley, starting at 10:30 a.m.
- Cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Sussex Street, Spryfield, starting at 10:45 a.m.
Groups will march back following the conclusion of each ceremony, so there may be traffic delays as late as 1:30 p.m. in some areas. There may also be smaller processions not included here for events being held in other areas of the municipality.
Police will be escorting the parades and directing traffic in the surrounding areas, so motorists are advised to obey officers on the street and watch for increased pedestrian volumes throughout the morning. Given the traffic delays anticipated, those attending Remembrance Day ceremonies are advised to give themselves lots of time to find parking; on-street meter parking is free on Nov. 11 but motorists must abide by other posted signage.
Motorists are also advised that road construction projects will be underway in some areas on Friday, Nov. 11, including portions of Cole Harbour Road, Shore Road, Devonshire Avenue, and Jubilee Lane; however, work will pause between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.