Pedestrian Overpass Will Be Built
The province has reversed its position on a pedestrian and cyclist overpass near the intersection of the 125 Sydney Bypass and Grand Lake Road.
Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke says he got confirmation from Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan late yesterday that the overpass will be built.
The structure will connect downtown Sydney with the Grand Lake Road multi-use trail.
It will also allow walkers and bikers to avoid trying to cross through the proposed new roundabout at the intersection.
Provincial officials had said as late as last week that the overpass was not needed because the new roundabout would be safe for people walking and biking.
News of the overpass comes after council voted to borrow money to build the Grand Lake Road multiuse path, earlier this week.
It will take walkers and bikers from the Mayflower Mall to Cape Breton University and on to Reserve Mines.
The CBRM estimates the cost of the overpass project will be between $1.5 and $1.8 million.