Cogswell Interchange closer to being torn down

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The Cogswell Interchange, a sprawling concrete blight on the northern edge of downtown Halifax, is one step closer to being torn down and replaced with a mixed-use development, reports The Chronicle Herald.

Recently, the municipality’s executive standing committee endorsed the design for the new Cogswell District, which goes to regional council for approval next.Mayor Mike Savage called the plan a “game changer” that will “right a wrong from a number of years ago.”

The interchange, 6.5-hectares of concrete roadway and overpasses, was built in the late-1960s at the tail end of the postwar suburban boom.

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