Crawford Crossing now open to traffic

Crawford Crossing now open to traffic 

SYDNEY, NS – Crawford Crossing is now open to traffic. The final work on traffic signals was completed today and vehicles are now permitted to use the road. 

Crawford Crossing connects the intersection of Lingan Road and Sydney Port Access Road to Victoria Road through the site of the former Sydney steel plant’s coke ovens. The road was designed and built in 2013 as part of a large-scale remediation project. 

“The Cape Breton Regional Municipality worked closely with Nova Scotia Lands, representatives of the two railroad owners, federal and provincial officials to safely open the route,” said Ray Boudreau, Senior Manager at CBRM’s Public Works. 

“We are very pleased to have worked with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality on the completion and opening of Crawford Crossing in Sydney. Nova Scotia Lands and CBRM have worked together on this project and now the road will be owned and maintained by the municipality,” said Derek Mombourquette, MLA for Sydney-Whitney Pier, on behalf of Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. 

“We are especially happy to have the opportunity to name the road after Carl “Campy” Crawford who contributed greatly to the community both as the first black municipal police officer in Nova Scotia and community mentor,” said Mombourquette.