News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories


YARMOUTH COUNTY: Indian Sluice Bridge

Indian Sluice Bridge will be closed for repairs from Monday, Jan. 30, until Monday, Feb. 6.

The bridge will be closed to the public each day from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge during these house.

Local Area Office: 902-527-5448


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge

Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane to build a bailey bridge. A detour will replace the bridge until Aug. 31.

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

Local Area Office: 902-863-7378


Exit 7, on Highway 125, will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31 during construction of a new bridge.

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

Local Area Office: 902-563-2518

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

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 is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place.

Local Area Office: 902-533-2771

INVERNESS COUNTY: Point Cross Bridge

The Point Cross Bridge on the Cabot Trail, south of Cheticamp, is closed to traffic during the replacement of the bridge.

A four kilometre detour using Le Forte Road, Cheticamp Back Road, and Redman Road is available. Drivers should use extra caution in the construction area.

Work is scheduled for completion by the end of June.

Local Area Office: 902-295-2700

PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed

Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside - Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to all traffic.

Two paved detour routes are available, R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and a gravel road detour on Otter Road.

Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area.

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


Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, 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

SHELBURNE COUNTY: Clyde River Bridge, Highway 103

Traffic on the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103 near Exit 28 is restricted to one lane for bridge repairs. Traffic is being controlled by traffic signals.

Work will be completed in January. Motorists should drive with extra caution in the area.

Local Area Office: 902-412-2416

VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge

Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice.

Traffic signals are in place at the bridge.

Local Area Office: 902-383-2232


Media Contact:

Teresa Parent
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 902-424-0849 E-mail: