Road workers

Heads up for commuters: Get ready for a summer of construction work to put a new roundabout in on North Park Street. (Bert Savard/CBC)

Construction on a roundabout at North Park Street in central Halifax will start Monday morning and continue into October.

This means all of North Park Street, from Cunard to Cogswell streets, will be closed to cars, bicycles and pedestrians for the first phase, which runs the first five weeks.

The exact date of next week's street closure hasn't been set. But the Halifax Regional Municipality is urging commuters to start planning now to find other routes.

Other details to know once North Park Street is closed:

  • crews working 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday to Friday,
  • crews working 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays,
  • no construction on Sundays,
  • sidewalk on west side of street closed to pedestrians,
  • more street closures in area expected after first phase.

"Throughout the closures, crews on site will be able to accommodate access to North Park Street from Cogswell Street for local residents, businesses and the Halifax Armoury," the municipality said in a news release.

The roundabout at Cunard Street is expected to be ready by Oct. 31.

A second one, at the intersection of North Park, Cogswell, Rainnie, Trollope and Ahern streets, is expected to be built next year.