Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents and motorists that rolling street closures will be in effect overnight tonight on a number of Halifax and Dartmouth streets to facilitate snow clearing operations.
The street widening is required to reduce the size of snowbanks in an effort to increase travel lanes and accommodate on-street parking. Big snow blowers will be used to cut snowbanks back to the curb.
In order to facilitate this work, rolling street closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 through to 7 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, with each section of the street reopening once work is completed. Halifax Regional Police will be on-site to assist with traffic control.
Residents are advised that the work will be taking place on the following streets, and to avoid parking in these locations when signage is present to indicate of impending work or temporary no parking restrictions:
- Hollis Street – both sides
- Lower Water Street – both sides
- Duke Street – both sides
- Agricola Street
- Gottingen Street
- Northwood Street
- Creighton Street
- Maynard Street
- Prince Street
- King Street
- Wentworth Street
- Church Street
- Dundas Street
- Victoria Road
Residents are reminded that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, vehicles can be ticketed and towed any time of the day or night if they are obstructing snow clearing.
This work will help restore on-street parking and ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic can safely access these streets throughout the winter.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. For more information on municipal winter operations, visit www.halifax.ca/snow.
Source: Media Release