Province to bulldoze Plympton Kwik-Way and replace it with parking lot


Published on April 18, 2017

The Plympton Kwik-Way is closing. Its owner, Debbie Gosson, sold the business after six years of ownership.

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DIGBY, NS – Changes are coming to the Kwik-Way Convenience property in Plympton, which will be demolished and replaced with a parking area.

The Plympton Kwik-Way has been sold to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and will be taken over mid May, according to department communications advisor Brian Taylor.

The building will be demolished, and in its place will be a parking area providing additional parking spaces for the Canada Post office next door.

Taylor says the decision was made by the department to increase safety at the intersection, which had parking issues that impaired sight lines.

“East bound traffic was parking on the highway's narrow shoulder, which impaired vehicles exiting from French Road, creating dangerous situations,” he said.

Taylor said cars parked along Highway 101 prevented vehicles turning onto the highway from safely doing so.

“This purchase does not relate to highway development – only to increasing safety and ensuring drivers have clear sight lines when looking for oncoming traffic,” he said.

The department’s immediate plan is to demolish and to improve sight lines by creating the parking lot, which will cover only the footprint area of the current store.

Debbie Gosson, who sold the property to the department, said she was told they planned on demolishing the building. She doesn’t know of any further plans the department has for the site.

Construction crews are aiming to tear the building down by the end of June. The crew will also work to improve the site’s current ditch. Taylor said the project shouldn’t cause any disruptions to highway traffic during the construction phase.