Evacuation order lifted, repairs to streets and sidewalks to begin



The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the evacuation order affecting residents near the site of the collapsed construction crane has been lifted. Work will now commence on repairing damage to South Park and Clyde streets and the sidewalks adjacent to the site.

The provincial government lifted the localized state of emergency today and, following confirmation from the province that the site is now stable, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) Chief Ken Stuebing has lifted the evacuation order. Areas previously under an evacuation order are now permitted entry and re-occupation, specifically:

  • 1459 South Park St.
  • 1463 South Park St.
  • 1477 South Park St.

Portions of South Park and Clyde streets, as well as adjacent sidewalks, incurred damage resulting from the collapse of the crane and the subsequent removal operation. Beginning on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 5, fencing will be removed and work will be undertaken to reinstate sidewalks, curbs, asphalt, and pedestrian infrastructure in the affected area. Barring any unforeseen issues, this work should be completed in approximately five days.

The section of Victoria Park that was previously restricted will reopen once the fencing has been removed. Landscaping work will continue in the area.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained while work is underway. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences along South Park and Clyde streets will also be maintained at all times, with routing adjusted around the work site as necessary. 

Parking may be restricted on the east side of South Park Street between Spring Garden and Clyde Street while work is underway. 

Your patience is appreciated while this work is completed.