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Transportation and Public Works Minister Don Downe cut the ribbon
this morning officially opening Captain John Gorham Boulevard.
The connector links Sackville to Bedford via Glendale Avenue and
Duke Street.

"This route satisfies a number of objectives," said Mr. Downe. 
"It not only provides a link between the communities of Bedford
and Sackville, but it gives convenient access to Highway 102 for
both industrial parks in these communities, and for residents, it
alleviates much of the heavy traffic through their

"This is a good day for area business, residents and commuters
who have long been asking for a second link here," said Mayor
Walter Fitzgerald of the Halifax Regional Municipality. "The
Captain John Gorham Boulevard covers a short distance but goes a
long way in meeting a number of important needs for Bedford and

The connector was named by the Northwest Community Council, which
sought public input for a name that had significance to the
Bedford/Sackville area. Captain John Gorham Boulevard honours a
man who came to the area in September 1749 to build Fort
Sackville, around which Bedford/Sackville grew as a permanent

Captain John Gorham Boulevard was a five-year $10-million
project. Initial survey work began in 1993, construction on
structures was under way by 1995, and grading and paving through
1996-97 completed the highway.


Contact: Laura Lee Langley
         Public Affairs and Communications
         Transportation and Public Works

         Don Feeney
         Construction manager
         Transportation and Public Works

ngr                  Nov. 5, 1997                  9:40 a.m.