Fall River residents will soon be able to park their cars and ride the bus into Halifax.

Halifax regional council approved the construction of a “rural express park and ride” Tuesday, to be built off of Perin Drive.

A contract for the work was awarded to Dexter Construction Ltd. to the tune of  nearly $679,600, funded by council’s Rural Community Transit fund. Construction should begin within three weeks and be finished by May 2012. The route, operated through Metro Transit, travels from Halifax to Fall River and out to Halifax Stanfield International Airport and back.

Route users

Coun. Barry Dalrymple said about 6,000 people who live in Halifax will use the route to travel to their jobs at the airport.

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