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Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Weekend Detour, Milford Exit 9

On Saturday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Nov. 28, Highway 102 at Exit 9 (Milford), will be reduced to one lane in each direction so the old highway overpass can be removed.

Detours at the exit ramps will be set up Saturday at sunrise. The detour on the northbound lanes will be in effect through sunrise Monday, Nov. 29. Traffic on the southbound lanes is expected to be restored at sunset Saturday.

Delays are expected and drivers should consider using Trunk 2 between Exit 8 at Elmsdale and Exit 10 at Shubenacadie.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4166


CONTINUING WORK


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 8

Trunk 8 from about one kilometre south of Virgina Road in South Milford will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering work until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104, between Exit 31A and Exit 31, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Dec. 3.

Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-863-0364


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104, Exit 37 at Monastery, will have temporary traffic signals in place for the restoration of the Tracadie overpass, Tracadie railway pass and the Tracadie Bridge. The structures are within 100 metres of each other.

Temporary traffic signals are in place. Alternate route on Trunk 4.

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: George Street

A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times for the construction of a new overpass. Work will take place until Jan. 31.

Traffic control people will be onsite. Expect slow moving traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125

Highway 125, for about 5.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for construction until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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: Highway 125, Exit 5

Exit 5 on Highway 125 will be closed for upgrades until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Keltic Drive

Keltic Drive from the tracks east for two kilometres to Sydney River Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for milling, upgrading and repaving until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

A pilot vehicle and traffic control are on site. Alternate route: Highway 125 to Exit 4 and 6.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-565-6841


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 255

Route 255 from Homeville-Round Island Line towards Mira Gut Bridge for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving and bridge repairs until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-794-5120


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4

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

Traffic control is 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.

Detour route on East and West Montrose Road.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5785


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fox Harbour Bridge

The Fox Harbour Bridge on Ferry Road, near Wallace, is closed to traffic.

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

There will be occasional stop and go traffic.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5797


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge

Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Monday, Jan. 31, 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: Route 242

Route 242, from Lower Maccan Road to 500 metres west of Pit Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving from until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Traffic control will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-667-0366


DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road

The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the Old DAR Railway crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired.

Local Area Office: 902-769-2192


DIGBY COUNTY: Meteghan River Bridge

Meteghan River Bridge in Digby County will be closed until Wednesday, Dec. 15, to construct a permanent bridge.

Detours are available on D'Entremont Road, 2nd Division Road and Placide Comeau Road.

Local Area Office: 902-742-0587


DIGBY COUNTY: Route 303

Route 303, from Exit 26 north to Digby town line, will be reduced to one lane for widening, upgrading, patching and paving until Saturday, Dec. 4.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-638-3150


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 16

Trunk 16, from 3.8 kilometres west of Fox Island Road east to the Canso town line, will have alternating lane closures for cold planing, pulverization, gravelling and repaving until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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 until Friday, Dec. 31.

A detour is available on Shankle Road.

Local Area Office: 902-835-2702


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102

Traffic on Highway 102 is reduced to one lane in each direction at Exit 9 (Milford) to construct 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 224 - Milford

Route 224 in Milford will be closed to repair a culvert until Friday, Dec. 3.

Detour route in place.

Local Area Office: 902-758-3009


HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14/Exit 9

A new roundabout is open at Exit 9 of Highway 102, near Truro, at the intersection with Trunk 14.

Temporary signs are in place. The opening allows the remainder of the construction work to be completed by Monday, Feb. 15.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-883-3535


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


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: Route 360

Route 360 at Highway 101 Overpass, Berwick-Exit 15, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and resurfacing until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Traffic signals are in place. Expect minimal delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 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

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. Motorists exercise caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction area.

Local Area Office: 902-538-3877


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherland's River.

One is located about 70 metres west of the existing Exit 27A intersection. All access to Trunk 4 will use this temporary intersection.

The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. All access to School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, will be from this temporary intersection.

They are needed to complete work on the Highway 104 twinning project and will be used until the summer of 2011.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7184


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Exit 27

Highway 104, east of Exit 27, will be periodically reduced to one lane for removal of temporary detour until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Motorist are advised to use caution when traveling through the 500 metre construction zone.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7152


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 until Tuesday, Nov. 30. 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


YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103

Highway 103, from the Belleville Road intersection to Exit 32 in Argyle, will be reduced to on lane for milling, repaving and shoulder work until Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-742-0587

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