CAD$47.5m to improve Halifax efficiency

South End Container Terminal The Port of Halifax's South End Container Terminal will be connected to the Fairview Cove Container Terminal by rail. Credit: Port of Halifax
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The Canadian Government will invest CAD$47.5m in two projects that will increase capacity at the Port of Halifax to move domestic goods to international markets.

Storage capacity will be increased at the Port of Halifax by connecting the South End Container Terminal to the Fairview Cove Container Terminal by rail.

Improvements in this first project will include adding rail tracks within the port’s existing footprint and acquiring four new rail-mounted cranes to load and unload containers faster and more efficiently at both terminals.

The project aims to increase the transportation of goods by rail between the two terminals in downtown Halifax and reduce traffic congestion.

Reducing traffic congestion

The second project will upgrade the Windsor Street Exchange, which is the main access road to the Port of Halifax. This work includes realigning the Bedford Highway, upgrading Lady Hammond Road and installing new traffic signals to improve traffic flow.

These upgrades will reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and increase the reliability and efficiency of freight movements.

Andy Fillmore, member of parliament for Halifax, said: “This investment demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to Halifax and our important port infrastructure.”

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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