http://www.halifax.ca/transit/bridgeredecking.php In March 2015, construction begins on the Macdonald Bridge deck replacement project, also known as The Big Lift. During the project, changes in both our bus and ferry service will go into effect: Changes for February 23: Starting February 23, Halifax Transit buses will not be travelling across the Macdonald Bridge from Sunday to Thursday (evenings from 6:30 p.m.). Several routes will be impacted by the bridge closures and service changes, however, it is important to note that peak weekday commuting travel will not be impacted in any way. During the hours of the bridge closures, shuttle bus service will be provided in place of routes that normally travel across the Macdonald Bridge. Passengers travelling to Dartmouth will disembark at the Scotia Square Terminal and board a shuttle at the MetroLink bus stop. If the Macdonald Bridge is open to traffic, shuttle buses will travel the Macdonald Bridge but in most cases, shuttle buses will travel the MacKay Bridge and passengers would disembark at the Highfield Terminal or Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth to continue their travels. Changes for March 2: In addition to the above changes, Halifax Transit will increase service on the Alderney to Halifax ferry route starting March 2. Weekday service will increase to 15 minutes after 6 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. and Sunday service will increase to begin service at 6:30 a.m on a 30 minute rotation until 11:45 p.m.