Halifax Regional Municipality is getting ready to rock as work crews hit the Commons tomorrow morning.

 

They’ll start loading equipment for the upcoming Sir Paul McCartney and KISS shows on to the park at 9 a.m., an HRM news release said, adding there are no planned street or sidewalk closures for the concerts. Most pathways on the Halifax Commons will also remain open, with the exception of those in the northwest corner where the stage will be set up.

 

Parking on the south side of Cunard Street from Robie to North Park streets will be “restricted to concert use only” from Friday through July 21, the release said. Parking around other areas of the park will only be affected on concert dates, which are July 11 for McCartney and July 18 for KISS.

 

To help avoid traffic snarls, the city is offering special shuttle services to the concerts from the Portland Hills, Lacewood and Sackville terminals, as well as from South Centre Mall every ten minutes starting at 12:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on July 11 and from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on July 18. Return shuttles will leave downtown Halifax starting at 10 p.m. on both nights. The shuttle will cost $2.25 each way.