Update: This project was tendered in its entirety on June 19, 2020. The work, which was originally planned for the 2020 construction season, will now be phased over the 2020 and 2021 construction seasons.
Construction will continue from the active transportation trail, from Main Street to Chameau Crescent, that was constructed in 2019. This work is not anticipated to reach the intersection at Cole Harbour Road until 2021.
Work on Forest Hills Parkway, from Chameau Crescent to Cole Harbour Road, began August 10, 2020 and will continue until the end of October 2020. Crews will be on site, often in multiple locations, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lane drops and occasional stop-and-go traffic will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is working on a multi-year project to plan and implement changes to a 3 km corridor in Cole Harbour on the Forest Hills Parkway and Cumberland Drive.
The goal is to provide safer and more comfortable conditions for walking and cycling, enhanced transit facilities, and improved intersections.
A functional planning process in 2017 led to a recommendation to create a multi-use pathway on the east side of Forest Hills Parkway, from Main Street to Cole Harbour Road. Other components of the project include:
- New traffic signals at the intersection of Flying Cloud Drive and Chameau Crescent.
- Consideration of transit improvements, including the addition of segments of transit-only queue jump lanes and improved bus stop waiting areas.
- Enhancements to the intersection of Cole Harbour Road, Cumberland Drive, and Forest Hills Parkway to make it safer and more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists to cross.
- The replacement of the existing sidewalk on Cumberland Drive to a multi-use pathway to connect with the upgraded active transportation facilities on Forest Hills Parkway.
Please see the map below which highlights where work is taking place. Project updates will be shared to this page and on social media channels.