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Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104, Westbound Lanes

Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the westbound lanes of Highway 104 in the Kemptown area will be reduced to one lane from Exit 18 to Exit 18A for repaving and widening. Work will take place until Monday, Oct. 31.

Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area.

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Smith Road, Amherst

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, a section of Smith Road between Trunk 2 and Southampton Road will be closed because of a culvert replacement. Work will take place until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Drivers should use an alternate route.

Local Area Office: 902-667-3801


CONTINUING WORK


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Clarence Road

Clarence Road, from Fitch Road intersection west for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, milling, patching and shouldering until Monday, Oct. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101

Highway 101, from Exit 23A to Mary Jane Riley Road, will be reduced to one lane for reconstruction of on and off ramps until Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-825-4827


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mary Jane Riley Road

Mary Jane Riley Road over Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for paving, pipe installation and guardrail work until Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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

Local Area Office: 902-825-4827


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 8

Trunk 8, from Virginia Road intersection south for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for road work until Monday, Oct. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902-825-4151


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10

Trunk 10, from Crisp Road intersection south for 4.5 kilometres, and from West Dalhousie Road intersection south for 9.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Monday, Oct. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902- 825-4154


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge

Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane until Oct. 31 to construct a bailey bridge.

A detour replaces the lower south river bridge and approaches until Aug. 31, 2012.

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

Local Area Office: 902-863-7378


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 245

Route 245, from Arisaig Point Road, west for about 3.5 kilometres, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, culvert work and paving until Monday, Oct. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902-863-7378


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: William's Point Road

William's Point Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control is in place. Work takes place from dawn to dusk.

Local Area Office: 902-863-7378


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Exit 4

The off ramp at Exit 4, westbound on Highway 125, will be closed to complete twinning construction until Wednesday, Oct. 26.

All traffic will be detoured to Exit 3.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road

Sections of Hillside Road will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving north from the intersection of Route 327. Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

Local Office: 902-769-2192


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216

Route 216, from Trunk 4, west for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 15.

Work takes place from dawn to dusk.

Local Area Office: 902-794-5120


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trout Brook Road

Sections of Trout Brook Road will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving west from the intersection of Trunk 22. Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

Local Office: 902-769-2192


CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Upper Leitches Creek Road

Traffic on sections of Upper Leitches Creek Road is reduced to one lane to allow for repaving from the intersection of Leitches Creek Road for about five kilometres until Monday, Oct. 31.

Delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eagle Drive

Eagle Drive, from Salmon River Road to its end, will be closed for paving and sidewalk repairs until Monday, Oct. 31.

A detour is in place.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5776


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


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fields Bridge

Improvements are being made to the Fields Bridge on Shulie Road, but it will be open during construction. The work takes place until Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-667-6586


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


DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnenfant Road:

Bonnenfant Road, Church Point, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 7.

Local Area Office: 902-742-2415


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316

Route 316, from 4.7 kilometres west of Trunk 16 to about one kilometre west of the White Head Road, will have alternating lane closures for upgrading, cold planing an repaving until Monday, Oct. 31.

Pilot vehicle and traffic control people on site.

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

Local Area Office: 902-533-2771


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102

The northbound lanes of Highway 102, from Exit 6 north to Hants County, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Oct. 14.

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

902-424-4670


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mooseland Road

Mooseland Road will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-827-5388


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sheet Harbour

Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-827-5388


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7

Trunk 7, from Moosehead to Moser River, will be reduced to one lane for drain improvements and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control workers are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-827-5388


INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail)

Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) from about a half a kilometre south of Brazile Road for about 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for upgrading, planing and asphalt concrete patching until Monday, Oct. 31.

Pilot vehicles and traffic control on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4771


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, for 6.5 kilometres from Campbell's Road to south of Chishom Road, and River Deny's Road, for about two kilometres from Trunk 19, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt repairs until Monday, Oct. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


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: Cambridge Road

Cambridge Road, from Trunk 1 north to Brooklyn Street, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Oct. 31.

There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-538-4166


KINGS COUNTY: Gladys Porter Bridge

Gladys Porter Bridge in Port Williams is reduced to one lane for bridge rehabilitation until Monday, Oct. 31.

Traffic lights are in place.

Local Area Office: 902-542-6344


PICTOU COUNTY: Tanner Hill Road

Tanner Hill Road in the Limerock area will be closed until Tuesday, Oct. 4, to allow for repairs to the bridge on the West River East Side Road.

The closure is in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. A detour route will be marked through Salem Loop, Trunk 4, and West River East Side Road.

Tanner Hill Road will be open each evening after 4:30 p.m., but drivers should use extra caution in the area.

Local Area Office: 902-794-5145


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

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

One is 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.

Local Area Office: 902-755-7184


PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road

Thorburn Road, for about two kilometres from Kirk Lane east to Reese Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk.

Local Area Office: 902-893-5776


RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4

Sections of Trunk 4, west from Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving.

A pilot vehicle will be onsite. Travel with extra caution.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4

Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, west at Campbell's Brook Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.

Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway

Sections of West Bay Highway (Dundee Road), east from County Line Road, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for paving.

A pilot vehicle will be on site. Travel with extra caution.

Local Area Office: 902-625-4200


VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge

Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour over the South Aspy River on the Cabot Trail, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge.

Local Area Office: 902-383-2232

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