**** HRM Media Release
Traffic Delays – Light the Night Walk
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to expect rolling street closures and some traffic delays in downtown Halifax on Saturday, Oct. 19, during the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Between 2,500 and 3,000 people are expected to take part in the walk, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Garrison Grounds along Sackville Street.
There will be a slight change in the parade route this year due to the crane removal operations on South Park Street.
Participants will leave the Garrison Grounds, head south on South Park Street, make a right turn onto Spring Garden Road, then a quick left onto Cathedral Lane, turning left again back onto University Avenue and turning right on South Street, right on Robie Street, right on College Street, left on Summer Street, and right on Sackville Street, finishing at the Garrison Grounds at approximately 9 p.m.
Halifax Regional Police will be on hand to escort the walkers and help direct traffic along the route. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes if possible, and if they are travelling through the area, to drive carefully and be aware of the increased pedestrian traffic.
For more information on the walk, please visit http://lightthenight.ca/walks/halifax/.