North Park Intersection Redesign

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The North Park Intersection Redesign was implemented in two phases, with the final phase (phase 2) was opened in August 2015. They have provided improved traffic flow, safer crossing for pedestrians, and improved aesthetics with the local environment.


To view all of the background information, please visit the Library section of this page.


Background:

Roundabouts are a proven method to move various users more quickly and safely to their destination. To address aging intersections, like those on North Park Street, Regional Council supports modern roundabouts on municipal roads where appropriate design guidelines and standards can be met.

The North Park Intersection Redesign project is the first major municipal roundabout project. This is about more than just reconfiguring two intersections — it is a bold approach to a larger civic project that includes many disciplines, departments and goals. The two intersections — North Park, Cunard and Agricola, and North Park, Cogswell, Rainnie, Trollope and Ahern — were good candidates for redesign, as neither met national transportation standards and both suffered from aging infrastructure, problematic traffic flow, frequent collisions and poor connectivity.

Redesigning these two sites also presented opportunities to move overhead power and telecommunications infrastructure underground, integrate Halifax Water repairs, install LED streetlights, upgrade street, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and develop high quality public spaces. WSP was hired in June 2013 as the preliminary and detail designer for this massive undertaking.

The North Park Intersection Redesign was implemented in two phases, with the final phase (phase 2) was opened in August 2015. They have provided improved traffic flow, safer crossing for pedestrians, and improved aesthetics with the local environment.


To view all of the background information, please visit the Library section of this page.


Background:

Roundabouts are a proven method to move various users more quickly and safely to their destination. To address aging intersections, like those on North Park Street, Regional Council supports modern roundabouts on municipal roads where appropriate design guidelines and standards can be met.

The North Park Intersection Redesign project is the first major municipal roundabout project. This is about more than just reconfiguring two intersections — it is a bold approach to a larger civic project that includes many disciplines, departments and goals. The two intersections — North Park, Cunard and Agricola, and North Park, Cogswell, Rainnie, Trollope and Ahern — were good candidates for redesign, as neither met national transportation standards and both suffered from aging infrastructure, problematic traffic flow, frequent collisions and poor connectivity.

Redesigning these two sites also presented opportunities to move overhead power and telecommunications infrastructure underground, integrate Halifax Water repairs, install LED streetlights, upgrade street, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and develop high quality public spaces. WSP was hired in June 2013 as the preliminary and detail designer for this massive undertaking.