Major streetscaping project for Spring Garden Road
Regional Council has approved significant changes to Spring Garden Road between Queen and South Park streets. The goals of this project include improving the corridor for pedestrians and transit as well as beautifying the public realm. Drawing from extensive public engagement and principles identified in the Downtown Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy, the Economic Growth Plan and the Integrated Mobility Plan, the project will enhance the way residents and visitors interact with streetscape.
Improvements include a major narrowing of the roadway to significantly increase the area of sidewalk available for walking, rolling and placemaking elements such as trees, public art and street furniture. For traffic operations, changes include a variety of left turn restrictions for vehicle traffic to help maintain movement along the corridor. Reconstruction work is targeted to begin in 2020.
For more information, read the staff report or visit Shape Your City.