Prospect Road Improvements

I am pleased to share a letter sent to the Minister of Public Works regarding infrastructure upgrades and concerns regarding traffic along the Prospect Road.

I look forward to a timely response from the department and will provide updates as they become available.

Minister Kim Masland, Department of Public Works

Dear Minister Masland,

After receiving confirmation from the department of approval for transportation upgrades along Prospect Road, I released a mailer to my constituents to share the news of two dedicated left turn lanes for Sandstone Road and Terence Bay Road. The work was scheduled for the spring of 2021.

Regrettably, due to the inability to acquire land needed for the Terence Bay project, both projects were paused, but have returned to this year’s list of projects.

The volume of industrial traffic along the Prospect Road is growing exponentially. The Compost Facility expansion alone, located on Evergreen Place in Goodwood, according to HRM’s solid waste resources division, will result in up to 36 additional heavy trucks per operational day travelling along Prospect Road to deliver material.

In the department’s recently released five-year plan, repaving on Prospect Road (route 333) from Evergreen Place northerly to Halifax is an approved project for 2024-2025.

Given the impact of increased traffic flow along route 333, I am writing to request the department advance the repaving project from Evergreen Place to this year to coincide with the Sandstone and Terence Bay left turn lane projects.

I would also like to express my concerns of the heavy tractor trailer traffic to and from Mills Drive that is deteriorating the quality of the road. Please advise what the weight restrictions for route 333 are and how the weight restrictions are monitored and enforced?

Thank you for your review and consideration. I look forward to your reply.


Iain Rankin,
MLA for Timberlea-Prospect