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 Saturday, April 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518


The Kerrs Mill Road is closed until further notice between Simmons Road and Route 368 due to bridge damage. Traffic should detour to Route 368 using Simmons Road and Fountain Road.

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


Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Thursday, March 31, 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

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: 902-383-2232


Media Contact:

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