June 28, 2022 Update
Phase 1 has now been tendered. Work is expected to begin in mid-July, and will continue through the summer and into the fall. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during peak hours (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.), and stop and go traffic will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is working on a multi-year project to upgrade the road, pedestrian, and cycling infrastructure on Caldwell Road from Astral Drive to Hampton Green.
The existing narrow asphalt sidewalks will be replaced with a multi-use pathway on the east side of the road and a concrete sidewalk on the west side of the road. This project is approved under the Active Transportation Priorities Plan and supports the Integrated Mobility Plan efforts to create connected, healthy, affordable, and sustainable travel options.
Phase 1 – Beginning Summer 2022
Phase 1 of this project, from Astral Drive to Deerbrooke Drive/Cherrywood Drive, is currently under detailed design and is expected to be tendered in the spring of 2022. Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2022 and will conclude in Summer 2023.
Most of this phase of the project will be completed in the 2022 construction season, with the exception of the concrete sidewalk on the west side of the road which will be installed in the 2023 construction season. This split is necessary to allow utility operators (Bell, Nova Scotia Power, etc.) the time they need to relocate the utility poles.
Motorists and cyclists should expect delays and are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible. It is expected that one lane of traffic each direction will be maintained during peak hours (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.); however, stop-and-go traffic will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
See map below for additional details.
Phase 2 of this project, extending infrastructure from Deerbrooke Drive/Cherrywood Drive to Hampton Green, will be designed and constructed in a future year.
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