Speed limit reductions coming to Armcrescent area

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential area of Armcrescent in Halifax. The impacted streets are highlighted in the attached map and include the area bounded by Chebucto Road, Connaught Avenue and Quinpool Road, including the following:

  • Roosevelt Drive
  • Joseph Street
  • Phillip Street
  • Sherwood Street
  • MacDonald Street
  • Churchill Drive
  • Patricia Street
  • Flynn Street
  • Westmount Street
  • Blink Bonnie Terrace
  • Quinn Street
  • Armcrescent West Avenue
  • Armcrescent East Drive
  • Newton Avenue
  • Fourth Street
  • Third Street
  • Second Street
  • First Street

Crews will begin work the week of March 4, 2024.

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ongoing initiatives to improve road safety. Studies show, a reduction in operating speed from 50km/h to 40km/h increases the pedestrian survival rate by 40 percent.

Through the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, the Province of Nova Scotia legislates speed limits on public roadways to a default speed limit of 50 km/h. The province allows municipalities to request posted speed limits below 50 km/h if accompanied by necessary documentation including current operating speeds and roadway characteristics.

The speed limit reduction in these areas is being implemented following provincial approval based on available data and an assessment of roadway characteristics that meet their qualifications.

Neighbourhood speed limit reduction is one of many road safety initiatives employed by the Halifax Regional Municipality to achieve the Regional Council-approved commitment to move toward zero fatalities and injuries related to any mode of transportation. Road safety is key to ensuring safe communities with thriving, accessible mobility options for all ages and abilities. To learn more about the municipality’s commitment to road safety, including how streets are considered for neighbourhood street speed limit reduction, visit halifax.ca/roadsafety.


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