Prince Albert Road: Road Diet Project
The Halifax Regional Municipality is working on a project to implement changes to approximately 650m of Prince Albert Road, between Cottage Hill Drive and Kiwanis Grahams Grove Park.
The goal is to reduce the size of Prince Albert Road to better match the traffic demands on the road, promote slower vehicle speeds, improve stormwater runoff and drainage in the area, and make the public realm more comfortable and visually appealing.
A public meeting was held in 2018 to discuss potential future plans for Prince Albert Road. Municipal staff and the councillors for District 5 and District 6 attended to review option concept plans with residents. Comments were recorded and a functional plan was prepared based on the preferred option identified at the public meeting.
With consideration to the importance of Prince Albert Road within the road network , the significance of Lake Banook to the community, and using feedback received from the public meeting held in 2018, municipal staff prepared a detailed design in 2019/20 to include:
- Narrowing the road to two lanes with a new road alignment
- Increasing the size of the public space adjacent to Lake Banook
- Eastbound and westbound bike lanes
- Curb extensions near Lakeview Point Road to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance