Halifax Waterfront Project Generates Jobs

first_imgAn important visitor attraction will generate additional economic activity as a repair and maintenance project worth more than $1 million begins at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Waterworks Construction Limited has started work on the wharf and boardwalk behind the museum on a project that will take about five months to complete. “The provincial government has committed to stimulating job growth and economic investment in its Building for Growth plan,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “This project builds on that commitment by generating immediate employment and economic activity in Halifax’s downtown core.” The repair and maintenance work will include: During this project the boardwalk and the wharves will be closed, excluding the dates of June 30 to August 16, when work will cease and the boardwalk will reopen to accommodate the 2009 Tall Ships Festival and the 2009 Buskers Festival. Access to the boardwalk behind the museum will be closed from the waterfront visitor information centre to the end of the museum’s north side. Pedestrians will be re-routed around the building, via Lower Water Street. The museum’s boardwalk gift shop will be closed, and wharf bookings will be suspended throughout the project’s duration. For more information, visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic website at maritime.museum.gov.ns.ca . removal and reconstruction of the museum’s south boat shed (currently used in the summer months as a secondary gift shop) replacement of the wharves’ structural supports complete re-decking of both the wharves and the boardwalk directly behind the museumlast_img

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