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Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Exit 5

Exit 5 on Highway 125 will be closed for upgrades from until Sunday, Oct. 31.

A detour route marked and drivers should use Exit 4 or Exit 5A, as directed.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104 at the Cobequid Pass Toll Plaza will have one-lane closures for replacement of concrete slab from Tuesday, Sept. 7, until Sunday, Oct. 24.

There is a detour for oversized traffic on Trunk 4. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-896-7085


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Porteaus Bridge

Porteaus Bridge on Route 246 will be closed for repairs to abutments from Tuesday, Sept. 7, until Friday, Sept. 24.

A detour in place and indicated by signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-893-6194


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 311

Route 311, at the intersection of the gravel end of MacCallum's Settlement Road, north for 2.2 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving, shouldering, gravelling and guardrail installation until Friday, Sept. 10.

Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5776


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16

Trunk 16, from 3.8 kilometres west of Fox Island Road east to the Canso town line, will have alternating one-lane closures for cold planing, pulverization, gravelling and re-paving from Tuesday, Sept. 7, until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control personnel and pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and for some time over the weekend.

Local Area Office: 902-533-2771


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hubbards Bridge

Hubbards Bridge located on Trunk 3 will be closed to traffic for replacement of the bridge from Tuesday, Sept. 7, until Friday, Dec. 31.

A detour is available on Shankle Road.

Local Area Office: 902-835-2702


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 212

Route 212, from two kilometres east of Oldham Road to Antrim Road, about 8.3 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving from Tuesday, Sept. 7, until Sunday, Oct. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902-424-0054


KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1

Trunk 1 at the Kentville/New Minas town line will be reduced to one lane for the replacement of a culvert until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Traffic signals are in place and delays are expected. Drivers should use an alternate route if possible.

Local Area Office: 902-542-6344


KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Street

Bridge Street, between Kingston and Greenwood, will have periodic lane closures at Kingston Bridge for bridge repairs until Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-542-6344


KINGS COUNTY: 358 Bridge by Port Williams

Cornwallis River Bridge in Port Williams will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Traffic lights are in place for traffic control.

Local Area Office: 902-542-6344


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 Thursday, Sept. 30.

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 Thursday, Sept. 30.

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 Old Mill Road in South Farmington, east for about 500 metres, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


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 Friday, Sept. 17. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 362

Traffic on Route 362, from Mosher Hill north for about one kilometre, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Spa Springs Road

Spa Springs Road, from Route 362 to the bridge 500 metres west of the Route 221 intersection, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS 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 Friday, Sept. 17. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10

Trunk 10, from Route 201 in Nictaux south to Varnier Mountain Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shoulder repairs until Sunday. Oct. 31.

Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


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 until Sunday, Oct. 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

Frankville Road and Linwood Road overpasses, on Highway 104 near Havre Boucher, have alternating lane closures for concrete repairs, joint replacement, waterproofing, until Wednesday, Sept. 15.

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: Gardiner Road

Gardiner Road, for about four kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, pipe work and paving 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: 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 MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125

Highway 125, for about 5.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for construction 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


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: 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 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: 902-563-2247


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4

Trunk 4, from 1.3 kilometres east of Cape Breton/Richmond County, will be reduced to one lane for about five kilometres for paving and bridge repairs until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-563-2247


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Mines Bass River Road

Mines Bass River Road will be closed for bridge repairs until Friday, Jan. 31, 2011.

Detour route on East and West Montrose Road.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5785


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

The Fox Harbour Bridge on Ferry Road, near Wallace, will be closed to traffic starting Monday, Sept. 30.

A temporary, one-lane detour bridge will be opened at that time to serve drivers in the area during repairs to the regular bridge.

Traffic crossing the detour bridge will be controlled by traffic signals. Drivers should travel with caution and be prepared for delays.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5797


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: Pumping Station Road

Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, Pumping Station Road will be closed to through traffic between Route 204 and Hastings Road to allow for a culvert replacement.

The project is scheduled for completion on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Local Area Office: 902-664-7370


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 Friday, Oct. 1.

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: Highway 101

Drivers on Highway 101, between Exit 24 (Bear River) and Exit 26 (Digby), should be prepared for heavier traffic volumes during the annual Wharf Rat Motorcycle Rally until Monday, Sept. 6.

A large number of vehicles turning off at Exit 26 may cause traffic to back up onto Highway 101. Traffic control people will be on site during the peak arrival time (Saturday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) encouraging drivers to slow down and proceed carefully.

Construction on the Bear River Bridge may also contribute to traffic congestion. Drivers are asked to use caution.

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: 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 Friday, Oct. 15.

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: Trunk 30, Cabot Trail

Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail), from East Big Interval Road for about 2.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving, shoulder work, and guardrail repairs until Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


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: 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 4

Highway 104, from Charles MacLean Road east to Reeves Road, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs until Thursday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


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 Friday, Sept. 10.

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: Black Rock Road

Traffic on Black Rock Road will be reduced to one lane at the Highway 101 overpass for overpass repairs. Traffic signals are in place until the end of September.

Drivers should expect delays and travel with extra caution in the construction zone.

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 Thursday, Sept. 30.

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: Morden Road

Morden Road, from Brow of Mountain Road to McNally Road, will be closed to replace a culvert until Monday, Sept. 6.

A detour is in place.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4199


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: 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

Highway 104, east bound lane, abouty 200 metres past Exit 25, will be reduced to 80 kilometre to complete work related to the Highway 104 Twinning Project until Friday, Sept.10.

Overnight lane closures are infect until Friday, Sept 10. Detour routes posted.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7152


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

On Friday, Aug. 20, traffic on Highway 104 near Exit 27 in Sutherlands River, will be diverted to a newly built 450-metre detour around the construction zone.

Delays are expected as the changeover occurs but two-lane traffic will be maintained once the detour is in use.

A speed limit of 70 km/h remains in place through the construction zone. The detour is expected to be in place until October.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7077


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Westbound Lanes

Traffic on sections of the westbound lanes of Highway 104 in the New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville area is reduced to one lane to allow for patching and resurfacing.

Work is taking place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Wednesday, Sept. 15. Drivers should travel with extra caution through the construction area.

Local Area Office: 902-890-1573


Pictou County: MacKay Road Closure

Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, MacKay Road will be permanently closed at the Trans Canada Highway. Traffic from MacKay road between Trunk 4 at Linacy, and Route 347 at Coalburn, will have to use an alternate route.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7152


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 Friday, Sept. 10.

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 Thursday, Sept. 30.

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 6.5 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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