June 2020 – Staff are initiating the detailed design phase and are targeting for construction to start in 2021 at the earliest.
June 2020 – Regional Council approved the recommendations of the Dutch Village Road Complete Streets project based on the staff report.
Summer 2018 – functional plan work was initiated.
December 2017 – Regional Council adopts the Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP). The IMP identifies Dutch Village Road as a Priority Sidewalk Connection given the lack of pedestrian infrastructure, presence of bus stops, passenger volume and nearby land uses, including daycares, and shops.
Summer 2016 – Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use By-law (LUB) amendments enabled residential and commercial growth along the Dutch Village Road area. With the anticipated increase, there is a critical need to accommodate pedestrians and ensure the corridor is accessible.
September 2014 – Regional Council approves Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan. Dutch Village Road intersects with the Chain of Lakes Trail, which is why the street is identified in the Active Transportation Priorities Plan as a candidate bicycle route. This project includes the opportunity to link the community of Fairview with the regional greenway network, as well as the emerging All Ages & Abilities bicycle network on the peninsula, including the multi use path that will be constructed on Bayers Road.