News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge

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

The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31.

Signs and traffic signals are on site.

Local Area Office: 902-863-7387


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 on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518

COLCHESTER COUNTY: Mines Bass River Road

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

A detour route is available on East and West Montrose Road.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5785

CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads

Allan Hill and South Branch Roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice.

Local Area Office: 902-667-2972


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

A temporary, one-lane detour bridge will be open during repairs to the regular bridge.

There will be occasional stop and go traffic.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5797


Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Friday, March 18, for replacement.

A detour is available 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

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

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


Hubbards Bridge located on Trunk 3 will be closed to traffic for replacement of the bridge until Friday, Feb. 11.

A detour is available on Shankle Road.

Local Area Office: 902-835-2702

HANTS COUNTY: Route 224 - Milford

Route 224 in Milford will be closed to repair a culvert until Friday, Jan. 7.

Detour route in place.

Local Area Office: 902-758-3009

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


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

PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

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

One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection.

The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection.

They will be used until summer.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7184


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


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

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

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Local Area Office: 902-742-0587


Media Contact:

Steve Smith
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 902-424-2233 E-mail: