News release

Construction to Begin on Fairview Overpass

A tender to replace the older section of the Fairview overpass has been awarded to Dexter Construction Ltd. Construction will begin on Oct. 5.

While up to three lanes will stay open to drivers during construction, delays can be expected, particularly during peak hours. Drivers may want to consider alternate routes or travel times during the construction period.

"Replacing the older section of Fairview overpass will ensure that it remains safe for drivers in Halifax," said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "We appreciate people's patience while we move forward on this very important project."

The tender calls for the demolition of the south side of the overpass and construction of the replacement structure. Construction is expected to be completed this winter.

Traffic advisories and advertisements will be issued to inform people of the project. More information can be found on the department's website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran.

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A tender to replace the older section of the Fairview overpass has been awarded to Dexter Construction Ltd. Construction will begin on October 5th.

Up to three lanes will stay open to drivers during construction, but delays can be expected, particularly during peak hours.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Bill Estabrooks says that replacing the older section of Fairview overpass will ensure that it remains safe for drivers in Halifax.

Construction is expected to be completed this winter.

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