29 January 2020

Bayers Road Enhancements

We're hosting an open house to present details of the Bayers Road project, as well as the expected implementation approach and time frame. The drop in, open house session, will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Maritime Hall at the Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street. The snow date will be Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the same location. Everyone is welcome to attend. Municipal staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
12 December 2019

Residents Meeting - George Dauphinee Avenue, Micmac Street and Surrounding Areas

The Bayers Road design includes proposed access changes that will restrict right turns from Bayers Road to George Dauphinee Avenue and Micmac Street. We held a community meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Anglican Church of Apostles to discuss these changes and to solicit feedback from residents on how they would be impacted. Invitations for the meeting were sent by mail to residents of the Westmount subdivision and of Micmac Street and the adjacent streets. Approximately 100 residents attended the meeting, which ran from 6:30-9:45 p.m. and included a summary presentation followed by a question and answer period.

View the letter to residents that was sent in January 2020 which contains an overview of "what we heard" at the meeting as well as responses to common concerns and frequently asked questions. 

Based on the feedback received from residents, staff worked with our design consultant to explore possible design alternatives that could potentially avoid the proposed turn restrictions while still achieving the project objectives.  Based on the results of this additional review, an acceptable solution was not identified. View the follow-up letter to residents

10 October 2018

Construction begins on the Gottingen Street transit priority bus lane

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents and motorists that construction for the Gottingen Street northbound transit priority bus lane and streetscaping enhancements will Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Construction will take place on Gottingen Street between Cogswell and North streets. The project is expected to take eight weeks to complete.

Crews will be on site Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two-lane traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Local businesses will remain open and accessible to pedestrians.

During construction there will be no parking day or night on the west side (northbound) of Gottingen Street between Cogswell and North streets. Permanent no-parking signs will be installed.

Upon installation, the Gottingen Street transit priority lane will run northbound from the intersection of Cogswell Street to the intersection of North Street weekdays from 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. The lane will allow transit vehicles to get Halifax residents to their destinations on Gottingen Street and beyond.

The priority bus lane and streetscaping enhancements were approved by Regional Council on August 14, 2018 and are funded in part by the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the Government of Nova Scotia. The Gottingen Street Bus Lane is a transit priority initiative actioned from the Integrated Mobility Plan.
17 May 2018

Public Information Session - Transit Priority for Gottingen Street

You're Invited
Public Information Session - Transit Priority for Gottingen Street
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: North End Public Library, 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax
01 February 2018

Robie and Young Transit Corridors Open House

The municipality is looking at ways to improve the movement of buses on Robie
and Young Streets to make transit service faster and more reliable. 

While design concepts are preliminary, some options being considered may
impact private property, utilities, trees, parking, loading, and traffic
operation along the corridor.

DATE: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
TIME: 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum (2901
Windsor Street, Halifax)