News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories


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

COLCHESTER COUNTY: Wilson Lynds Bridge

Wilson Lynds Bridge on Route 311, over North River Road and west of Upper Brookside Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Monday, Feb. 27.

Traffic signals in place. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local Area Office: 902-893-6194

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 Burns Bridge on the Shinimicas Road, 4.4 kilometres north of the intersection with Highway 6, is closed for repairs.

A marked detour route, will guide drivers around the construction area. Drivers in the area should use extra caution and obey all signs and personnel.

Work is scheduled for completion Friday, Feb. 24.

Local Area Office: 902-893-1964

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 on 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

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


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