HALIFAX, N.S. – Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) are joining forces to build a stronger and safer transportation network for drivers in the region.
A tender has been advertised for road improvements along Highway 111, as well as improvements to MicMac Boulevard and the McCulloch Interchange.
“This multi-million dollar project is expected to improve traffic flow across Lake MicMac and reduce traffic congestion heading into MicMac Mall and the surrounding neighbourhoods,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell. “It’s an important project that will benefit people in the entire region.”
HRM is pleased to be able to partner with the province of Nova Scotia on this very important project, said Peter Kelly, mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality. “Both governments have financial challenges, but by working closely together on projects such as this, we can address the needs of our residents and help to ease some of the traffic congestion brought about by unprecedented growth in recent years.”
The tender calls for the addition of one northbound lane to the bridge and its approaches across Lake MicMac. It also calls for the addition of two lanes to MicMac Boulevard at the McCulloch Interchange and improvements to the southbound ramps.
The work will provide for a continuous lane between MicMac Interchange and McCulloch Interchange, making for safer travel. An image of the proposed work on the McCulloch Interchange is available on the department’s web site at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/MacCulloch_Inter.pdf
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