**** HRM Media Release
New transit priority measures and multi-use pathway on Bayers Road
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Phase 1 of the Bayers Road Transit Priority Corridor project, including the construction of new bus-only lanes and a multi-use pathway on Bayers Road, is now complete.
Note: contractors will continue minor reinstatement work, as well as permanent traffic pole and signal work, for Phase 1 until mid-October 2021.
Regional Council designated Bayers Road as a transit priority corridor as part of the Integrated Mobility Plan.
The new bus bypass lane at the intersection of Bayers Road and East Perimeter Road (Halifax Shopping Centre) allows outbound buses to bypass traffic congestion and more efficiently turn into the Halifax Shopping Centre. Inbound transit priority measures through this section will also extend the bus lane east from Coleman Court to Connaught Avenue.
The following traffic flow changes are now in place:
- Right turns are no longer allowed from Bayers Road to George Dauphinee Avenue and Micmac Street.
- The right turn slip lane from Bayers Road (eastbound) to Connaught Avenue has been modified; right turning traffic will now proceed directly into its own lane and will no longer yield to Connaught Avenue traffic.
- The previous right turn slip lane from Connaught Avenue (southbound) to Bayers Road has been removed and replaced with a standard right turn lane.
- The previous dual left turn lane on Bayers Road (westbound) to the Halifax Shopping Centre is now reduced to a single left turn lane, and a new dedicated left turn lane for buses has been added.
A new multi-use pathway has been added on the south side of Bayers Road, between Romans and George Dauphinee avenues. This is a key active transportation connection that is planned to eventually extend west to the Chain of Lakes Trail, and connect to a planned network of local street bikeways in the west end. These improvements make walking, rolling, and cycling safer and easier for people of all ages and abilities.
Phase 2 of this project is scheduled for 2023, and will include the addition of bus lanes in both directions between Connaught Avenue and Windsor Street.
For further project information, including project maps, click here.