Thursday, June 16, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning Monday, June 20, 2016, a small portion of Williams Lake Road in Halifax will be renamed Bradbury Lane. Current civic addresses affected by this change include 2, 4, 6, 8, and 8A Williams Lake Road.
The current configuration of Williams Lake Road creates a duplicate street name situation where the road forks and both sections are named Williams Lake Road. Furthermore, as one portion of Williams Lake Road is at a right angle to the continuous portion of Williams Lake Road, the current situation is a public safety concern and not in keeping with the municipal civic addressing policies.
Municipal civic addressing policies require that a continuous street shall have one name throughout its length and that no street name shall be continued through a right angle turn. The same policies also require that when considering renaming a public street or private road, Civic Addressing should choose a solution that addresses public safety concerns.
The name “Bradbury Lane” was chosen and is consistent with municipal practice to select a name that reflects an aspect of local history.
The matter was discussed with the municipality’s Civic Addressing Public Safety Committee, which includes representatives from Halifax Regional Fire Services, Halifax Regional Police, RCMP, EHS and the Nova Scotia 911 Service. As a result, staff recommended renaming a portion of section of Williams Lake Road, and Regional Council approved the recommendation at its meeting on April 4, 2016.
For more information on street naming policies and procedures, visit www.halifax.ca/civicaddress.