Truck Gate and Container Examination Facility

The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is proposing a Truck Gate and Container Examination Facility, located on HPA lands at Fairview Cove Halifax, Nova Scotia. The project would include the construction of a truck gate and container examination facility. The truck gate consists of new asphalt pavement access roadways and marshalling lanes, truck scales, electronic processing equipment and a small gate house. This work will cover approximately 1.93 hectares with four in-gates, two exit-gates and staging capacity for up to 140 trucks. The container examination facility is adjacent to the truck gate, shares the Africville Road intersection and access roadway and consists of an asphalt pavement compound of approximately 1.80 hectares with an 11 bay 2,700 square meter warehouse. These components will require site excavation and subgrade preparation, gravels and asphalt, underground water and sewer services, electrical and communication duct banks, concrete foundation installation, complete warehouse and gatehouse construction, exterior lighting, and fencing. Site grading will be adjusted so that all existing granular material will be incorporated into the new works, waste from warehouse and gatehouse construction will be segregated and disposed of in an environmentally acceptable manner.

Latest update

October 22, 2021 - Transport Canada has determined that the proposed Truck Gate and Container Examination Facility is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.



Transport Canada
Jason Flanagan, Senior Environmental Advisor
95 Foundry Street, Heritage Court, 6th Floor
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 5H7

  • Location

    • HPA lands at Fairview Cove Halifax Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Halifax Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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