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Old Posted Nov 25, 2017, 1:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Colin May View Post
That section of Victoria Road was once part of the Christ Church cemetery. The graves were long ago removed to the public cemetery on Dartmouth Common to enable the extension of Victoria Road. Source : John Martin, The Story of Dartmouth.
The "extension" is only one lane and is a blind hill to boot. Meanwhile the street continues in conventional form on either side of this bottleneck. If Victoria could have been extended as a proper 2-lane street for this one block it would have a tremendous beneficial effect on traffic flow to Dartmouth's downtown, to the point where I would suggest traffic signals would be needed at the corner of Victoria and Ochterloney. This is a prime example of how our antiquated street network stifles flow and by extension, development.
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