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Wright Avenue Extension Across Burnside Drive
(Thursday, November 18/2004)-
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new extension of Wright
Avenue across Burnside Drive in Dartmouth took place at 3:00 pm
today. Mayor Peter Kelly, Councillor Jim Smith, representatives
from HRM, CBCL, Dexter Construction, and Burnside Business Association
were in attendance for the ceremony. The new streets are expected
to be opened to traffic next week. Construction on the multi-million
dollar project began in May 2004, and will directly benefit Burnside
Park residents and customers, serving as another critical link in
the park’s transportation infrastructure.
The scope of work included: the construction of a new road to extend the existing Wright Avenue to Burnside Drive; creation of a four-way, signalized intersection at Burnside Drive; and development of Burnside Phase 11-2. This phase includes grading, servicing and paving of approximately one kilometre of new streets and the addition of 42 acres (nine lots) to the Burnside Park inventory. The long-term plan will see Wright Avenue eventually extended to connect with Highway 118.
Features of Phase 11-2 include underground power, a new communications infrastructure, natural gas servicing, roadway lighting, signage, bike lanes, parkland trails extending around Spectacle Lake and landscaped buffers.
“At $6.4M, this expansion project represents the single largest business park capital project to date for HRM. While adding to the available lots for sale and development, this development will also serve to provide another major traffic route within Burnside Park.” said Michael Wile, Coordinator, Business Parks Sales & Development, Real Property and Asset Management.
Burnside Park is the largest business park in Atlantic Canada, providing a major centre of employment and contributing significantly to the economy of the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Additional information regarding Phase 11-2 Burnside and the Wright Avenue Extension can be found at www.businessparks.com/phase11.
Corporate Communications officer
Coordinator, Business Parks Sales & Development, HRM Real Estate