Prince Albert Road: Road Diet Project
The Halifax Regional Municipality is working on a project to implement changes to approximately 650 metres of Prince Albert Road, between Cottage Hill Drive and Kiwanis Grahams Grove Park.
The goal of this project is to improve the overall corridor of Prince Albert Road to better match the traffic demands, promote slower vehicle speeds, improve stormwater runoff and drainage in the area, as well as make the area more comfortable and visually appealing for the public.
View a map of the project area here.
A public meeting was held in 2018 to discuss potential future plans for Prince Albert Road. Municipal staff, as well as the councillors for Districts 5 and 6, attended the meeting to review options with residents. Comments were recorded and a functional plan was prepared based on the preferred option identified at the public meeting.
With considerations to the importance of Prince Albert Road within the road network, the significance of Lake Banook to the community, as well as using feedback received from the 2018 public meeting, municipal staff prepared a detailed design in 2019/20 to include:
- Narrowing the road at the Lakeview Point Road intersection from four lanes to two. The new road alignment and curb extensions near Lakeview Point Road will improve pedestrian safety, including visibility and reducing the crossing distance.
- Increasing the size of the public space adjacent to Lake Banook, and adding eastbound and westbound bike lanes that will complement the Lake Banook Multi-use Pathway.
- Simplifying the intersection of Prince Albert Road and Graham’s Grove.
- Adding a new rain garden between Sinclair Street and Cottage Hill Drive.
- What’s happening on Prince Albert Road?
Prince Albert Road, between Cottage Hill Drive and Kiwanis Grahams Grove Park, is being redesigned to better match the traffic demands, promote slower vehicle speeds, improve stormwater runoff and drainage in the area, as well as make the area more comfortable and visually appealing for the public.
- What's the timing of this project?
Construction work began on Monday, June 14, 2021, and is anticipated to be completed by Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.
- How will motorists be impacted?
Lane drops will be in place while work is underway. Motorists should expect delays and are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible.
- Will access to businesses be maintained?
Access to all nearby businesses will be maintained throughout construction.
- Will pedestrians be impacted?
Pedestrian sidewalk and crosswalk access will be maintained throughout construction.