“这不仅对那些在这里住过一辈子的人有益，而且对那些以前从未来过这里的人来说也很有好处，并且会发现哈利法克斯是一座自成一体的城市。”Louis Lemoine说到，他住在附近的Cogswell Interchange并拥有建筑背景。
项目经理John Spinelli说，整个施工期间不会有交通改道。 他说，南北两条车道将维持。 Cogswell Street也将作为东西连接桥梁。
‘Finally, Halifax is coming into the 21st century:’ Municipality holding public meetings on Cogswell redevelopment project
Residents say they’re thrilled about the Cogswell District Redevelopment Project because it creates a more pleasant environment for residents and tourists.
A public engagement session was held on Wednesday to discuss the concept plan, now at the 60 per cent complete phase of design.
The project will see the Cogswell Interchange, the system of overpasses in downtown Halifax, torn down. The interchange was built as part of a plan that never came to fruition, to run a highway through the downtown.
The redevelopment plan includes residential development, protected bi-directional bikeways along Barrington, Upper Water, and Cogswell streets, and a multi-use trail. The municipality said the project will create a gateway to downtown from the north end of Halifax.
“This is not only good for people who have lived here their whole lives, but it’s good for people who have never been here before and will discover that Halifax is a city that’s coming into its own,” said Louis Lemoine, who lives near the Cogswell Interchange and has a background in architecture.
“Finally, Halifax is coming into the 21st century.”
The project also includes roundabouts to slow traffic entering downtown.
Ruth Boorman, a Cogswell district resident, is from London, England, and said that she likes to live in a vibrant city.
“I think this is a real beautification project. I think the city needs to address the traffic and transportation, cut the cars coming downtown,” said Boorman.
The demolition of the Cogswell Interchange will begin early in 2019 and is expected to take three and a half years to complete.
Project manager, John Spinelli, said that there will be no traffic diversions throughout the construction period. He said that two lanes north and two lanes south will be maintained. Cogswell Street will also be maintained as an east-west connector.