An investment was announced that will make day-to-day travel easier for local commuters.
Funding provided by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments will be used to develop a new route to connect Bedford, Sackville and Burnside.
“Knowing that the funding is now in place to begin construction on a much-improved link between Bedford, Sackville and Burnside is truly welcome news,” says Geoff Regan, Member of Parliament for Halifax West. “A lot of people worked very hard to make this happen.”
The planned route will extend Highway 107, build a high-speed bypass, and connect highways 101, 102, and 118. It is expected to ease the daily commuter load currently utilizing routes such as Nova Scotia Highway 7, known as Magazine Hill. M.P. Regan adds, “There are so many residents of Halifax West–and the region as a whole–who will benefit from an easier and safer daily commute.”
Construction is expected to begin this year, now that a required federal Environmental Assessment has been completed along the route of the future Sackville-Bedford-Burnside Connector. Completion of this infrastructure project is planned for 2023.
Source : Media Release