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Public Service Announcement
HRM Services for Concert on the Common
(Thursday, July 22, 2010) With the first 2010 Concert on the Common set for this Saturday (July 24) featuring The Black Eyed Peas and Weezer, HRM would like to advise residents and concert-goers of site access and transit services throughout the event.
Concert set up is almost complete. Public safety is a primary concern, so there are sidewalk closures on North Park, between Cornwallis and Cogswell, as well as the sidewalk on Cogswell Street, running alongside the south side of the Common from North Park to the Central Common crosswalk.
To ease this inconvenience to pedestrians, HRM and Power Promotions have worked to ensure the sidewalk on North Park beside the Common will reopen during the week between the two summer Common concerts - July 27 to the morning of August 3. This allows a break for pedestrians but ensures that safety measures around set-up traffic will continue to be in place when necessary. The sidewalk section closure on the Cogswell side of the Common will remain closed through to and including August 10 because of safety concerns regarding the concert wiring through to and around the power box in that area.
To help ease traffic to and from the area before and during the concert, Metro Transit will extend Saturday service on the Alderney Ferry to accommodate concert-goers as follows: 6:30 am - 12:45 am* (every 30 minutes) Service frequency will be adjusted as needed to meet passenger demand.
Metro Transit will have extra buses on standby to accommodate concert goers on regular conventional bus routes near the Halifax Common. Bus Routes in proximity to Halifax Common include:
6 Quinpool 7 Robie 18 Universities 80 Sackville
For detailed route maps and schedules, refer to a Riders’ Guide, contact the Call Centre at 490-4000 or visit www.halifax.ca/metrotransit.
The Country Rockfest 2010 follows quickly on the heels of this weekend’s concert on August 6 and 7. For more information relating to these major events on the Halifax Common for 2010 go to: www.halifax.ca/EventsOnTheCommon/.