News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10, North Ridge Road

Trunk 10 at North Ridge Road, about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, patching and paving from Wednesday, Aug. 11 until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Gardiner Road

Gardiner Road, for about four kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, pipe work and paving from Monday, Aug. 16 until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control people and a vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-565-2518


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125

Highway 125, for about 5.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for construction from Monday, Aug. 16 until Sunday, Oct. 31.

There is a detour on Keltic Drive. Traffic control people and a vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-565-2518


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Shore Club Road

Shore Club Road will be closed at the entrance to Trunk 3 for road repairs from Monday, Aug. 16 until Wednesday, Aug. 25.

There is a detour along Shankel Road.

Local Area Office: 902-450-5281


INVERNESS COUNTY: Plateau Bridge

Plateau Bridge located on Cheticamp Back Road will be closed for repairs from Monday, Aug. 16 until Monday, Aug. 30

Detour route will be posted.

Local Area Office: 902-295-2700


PICTOU COUNTY: Coromonie Road

Coromonie Road on Route 348 will be closed to replace concrete cross culverts from Monday, Aug. 16 until Thursday, Aug. 19.

Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7147


VICTORIA COUNTY: Foyles Bridge

Foyles Bridge located on Big Baddeck Road will be closed for bridge repairs from Monday, Aug. 16 until Monday, Aug. 30.

Detour route will be posted.

Local Area Office: 902-295-2700


CONTINUING WORK


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101

Highway 101, west of Exit 22 for about nine kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail replacement, patching and paving until Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-7311


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101

Victoria Bridge on Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for repairs and paving until Wednesday, Sept. 1.

A traffic signal is in place. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4827


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 201

Route 201, from Morse Road west to Paradise Lane will be reduced to one lane for ditching and pipe installation until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 201

Route 201, from Paradise Lane, west to Mount Hanley, will be reduced to one lane for asphalt removal, patching, crack and chip sealing until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANAPOLIS COUNTY: Shore Road West

Shore Road West from Parker Mountain Road, east for about four kilometres to Young's Cove, will be reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, Havre Boucher Overpasses

Linwood Railway and Pellerine Road overpasses on Highway 104 near Havre Boucher have alternating lane closures for concrete repairs, joint replacement, waterproofing, until Wednesday, Aug. 18.

There will be timed lights at both overpasses to assist drivers through the construction zone but delays are expected. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Drivers can use Trunk 4 as an alternate route between Exit 37 (Monastery) and Exit 38 (Havre Boucher).

Local Area Office: 902-863-7378


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge

During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street in Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge.

The temporary bridge will be in place until Friday, Dec. 31.

Signs and traffic signals are on site.

Local Area Office: 902-863-7387


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Caribou Bridge

Caribou Bridge on Woodbine Road will be closed for replacement of bridge. Work takes place until Saturday, Aug. 21.

Detour signs are in place. The bridge is closed 24 hours a day.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2371


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road

There are lane reductions on Grand Lake Road from the traffic signals at Central Supplies to the entrance to Mayflower Mall for repaving.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and is scheduled to be finished by the end of October. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area.

Local Area Office: 902-565-6841


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALTY: Keltic Drive

Keltic Drive, from the tracks east for 20 kilometres to Sydney River Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for milling, upgrading and repaving from Monday, Aug. 9 until Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Traffic control personnel and a vehicle will be on site. Detour route: Highway 125 to Exit 5 and 6. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-565-6841


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4

Sections of Trunk 4, from Meadows Road west to St. Mary's Church, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30.

A pilot vehicle will guide motorists. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2237


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22

Trunk 22, from about two kilometres north of Catalone Gut Road, south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-794-5120


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Crockett Bridge

Crockett Bridge on Highway 289, Eastville, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Aug. 20.

Traffic signs and traffic control personnel are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-896-2218


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104

Until Tuesday, Aug. 31, sections of the east and westbound lanes of Highway 104 along the Cobequid Pass, will be reduced to one lane, for patching between the toll plaza and Exit 12 at Masstown.

Traffic on both sides of the Cobequid Pass toll plaza may also be reduced to one lane for road repairs and micro-surfacing.

Drivers should watch for signs and drive with caution. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-890-1573


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 326

Route 326 from Earltown to MacBains Corner will be reduced to one lane for ditching, installation of cross culverts, widening, cold planing and paving until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902- 893-5785


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2

Traffic on sections of Trunk 2 between the Truro town line and Kennedy Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until the end of October. Drivers should expect delays or use an alternate route if possible.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5790


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fox Harbour Bridge

Traffic on the Fox Harbour Bridge on Ferry Road, near the Village of Wallace, will be reduced to one lane during the installation of temporary detour bridge.

The detour bridge is scheduled to be installed by Tuesday, Aug. 24. Until then drivers should travel with extra caution and be prepared for delays.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5797


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104

Traffic on sections of the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 104 between the Cobequid Pass toll plaza and Exit 8 (Westchester Station) will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and micro-surfacing until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Motorists should drive with caution in the construction zone and watch for signs and traffic control people.

Local Area Office: 902-890-1573


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge

Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 for replacement.

Detour from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution.

Local Area Office: 902-667-2972


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 4

A 6.5-kilometre section of Trunk 4 from Wentworth Collingwood Road to Barclay Loop will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, repaving and bridge repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends if required.

Local Area Office: 902-447-3160


DIGBY COUNTY: Lewiston Road Bridge

Lewiston Road Bridge in Ashmore will be reduced to one lane for a windmill project until Wednesday, Sept. 1. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-245-4090


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge

The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built.

The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place.

Local Area Office: 902-533-2771


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7

Traffic on sections of Trunk 7 is reduced to one lane east from the intersection of MacKinley Point Loop to allow for repaving until Thursday, Sept 30.

Traffic will be directed by traffic control people and a pilot vehicle. Motorists should drive with caution and patience through the construction area.

Local Area Office: 902-533-2771


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Larry Uteck Interchange

Traffic on Highway 102 at the Larry Uteck Interchange will be restricted to three lanes instead of four while new ramps are being built.

The closed lane will vary depending on the time. Two lanes will be open for inbound traffic in the morning and outbound traffic in the evening.

Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

Local Area Office: 902-424-5591


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118

The Exit 14 off ramp of Highway 118 will be reduced to one lane until Thursday, Sept. 30, to allow for the extension of the ramp.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-424-0054


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 3

Sections of Trunk 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) are reduced to one lane between Cleveland Point Road and Boutiliers Point Road for repaving.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Local Area Office: 902-229-1109


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101

Highway 101, near Ellershouse, Exit 4 to Exit 5, will be down to one lane on both the east and westbound lanes for construction until Tuesday, Aug, 31.

Local Area Office: 902-798-6888


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102

Traffic on Highway 102 is reduced to one lane in each direction at Exit 9 (Milford) to allow for the construction of a new interchange.

Delays are possible. Drivers should exercise caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction zone.

Work takes place from dusk until dark until the end of the year.

Local Area Office: 902-883-9789


HANTS COUNTY: Route 215

Sections of Route 215, from Academy Street in Maitland to the Route 236 intersection west of the bridge, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-883-9789


HANTS COUNTY: Route 236

Sections of Route 236, from the intersection of Route 354 in Kennetcook to the intersection of Northfield Road, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-883-9789


HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2

Sections of Trunk 2, from Shubenacadie River north to the intersection of Route 214 at Elmsdale, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-883-9789


INVERNESS COUNTY: Cheticamp River Bridge

Cheticamp River Bridge on the Cabot Trail will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


INVERNESS COUNTY: Cranton Cross Bridge

Cranton Cross bridge in Margaree Centre will be closed to traffic for repairs until Friday, Aug. 20.

A marked detour is in place.

Local Area Office: 902-295-2700


INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105

Highway 105, from almost two kilometres east of the provincial park in Whycocomagh, east for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for micro-surfacing until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge

Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4388


INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19

Trunk 19, from the intersection with Route 252 south 1.4 kilometres, and Trunk 19, from the Port Hastings Rotary north for five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for crack filling, sealing and seal coat until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Road

A five kilometre section of Aylesford Road, 12 kilometres north of Dalhousie Road, will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control is on site. Expect minimal delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure

Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place.

Local Area Office: 902-679-4979


KINGS COUNTY: Brooklyn Street

Brooklyn Street, from Route 360 west to McLean Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


KINGS COUNTY: English Mountain Road

English Mountain Road, from Trunk 1 to Trunk 12, will be reduced to one lane for brush cutting, culvert replacement, ditching and paving from until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport

Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice.

A detour is available on Avon Street.

Local Area Office: 902-527-5448


KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101

Highway 101 between Exit 15 and Exit 16 will be reduced to one lane for paving until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

There will be periodic lane closures and motorists should expect delays. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Delays Expected

Traffic on Highway 101 is reduced to one lane west of Exit 14 at Coldbrook for bridge repairs until further notice.

Delays are expected and alternate routes should be taken if possible. Please drive with extra caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction area.

Local Area Office: 902-538-3877


KINGS COUNTY: Route 221

Route 221, from Black Rock Road east for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


KINGS COUNTY: Route 359

Route 359 from Thorpe Road to Al Bennett Road will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and chip sealing until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 12

Trunk 12, from English Mountain Road, south for about three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for brush cutting, culvert replacements, ditching and paving until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Exit 24 Closed

North Foord Street, south of the ramps from Highway 104, is restricted to one lane for roundabout construction at the Foord Street, Exit 24 intersection until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control will be on site. Expect delays and use an alternate route.

Local Area Office: 902-752-2946


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104, near Exit 27 in Sutherlands River will have a speed zone reduction to 70 km/h for construction work for the Highway 104 twinning project until July 31, 2011.

Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7077


PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347

Traffic on Route 347 at Exit 26 from Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Aug. 31 during twinning of Highway 104.

Delays are expected and drivers should use extra caution in the construction zone.

Local Area Office: 902-755-6224


PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347, Sherbrooke Road

Traffic on sections of Route 347, from Meiklefield Road south for 5.6 kilometres, and from Moose River Road south to French River Road for 2.6 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-752-6224


PICTOU COUNTY: Route 376

Route 376 from Pictou Rotary for about five kilometres to Route 256, will be reduced to one lane for pipe work until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Delays expected. Traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5797


RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104, west of Trunk 4 at River Tillard, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Monday, Aug. 16.

Traffic control personal and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail Construction

Sections of the Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) will be reduced to one lane from south of Lewis Mountain Road north for about 6.6 kilometres for repaving.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and is scheduled to be finished by the end of October.

Local Area Office: 902-565-6841


VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge

Traffic on Corsen Bridge, on the Cabot Trail two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice.

Local Area Office: 902-295-2700

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