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Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Detour

Traffic on Highway 125 at the Alexandra Street Bridge will be detoured from 10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10 until 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13 while the bridge is being removed. A detour using the Alexandra Street ramps is in place.

Work will continue 24 hours a day. Delays are expected. Drivers should use alternate routes and drive with caution in the construction area.


CUMBERLAND: Lower Maccan Road

Traffic on sections of Lower Maccan Road will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Sept. 7, for repairs.

Drivers should travel with caution and be patient.


CUMBERLAND: Trunk 2, Hansen Bridge Detour

Traffic on the Hansen Bridge, Trunk 2 about three kilometres north of Springhill Junction, will occasionally be reduced to one lane to install a detour bridge.

After it is installed, about Aug. 31, the existing bridge will be closed to be replaced. Traffic will be controlled by traffic signals.

Drivers should travel with caution. The project should be finished by the end of the year.


CONTINUING WORK


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10

Sections of Trunk 10, from West Dalhousie Road north to Trout Lake Road, will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Sept. 30 during road improvement work.

Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, Lower South River Bridge

Lower South River Bridge on Highway 104, east of Antigonish, is closed during replacement of the bridge and approaches. A detour bridge is in place until the project is completed on Friday, Aug. 31.

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


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125

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

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


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125

Traffic on Highway 125 between Exit 6 and Grand Lake Road will be slowed by twinning construction until Monday, Dec. 3.

Drivers should expect slow moving traffic and be aware of trucks turning during construction.

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


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road

Hillside Road from Trunk 22 south for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control persons are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Coldstream Road

Coldstream Road, from Alton Road south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Aug. 31.

Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


CUMBERLAND: Road Closure

The Allen Hill Road is closed from Route 209 to South Branch Road to allow for the replacement of two bridges.

The road will be closed until Monday, Oct. 1. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area.


GUYSBOROUGH: Route 316

Traffic on sections of Route 316, west of the intersection of Whitehead Road, is reduced to one lane during repaving.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction area. Drivers should travel with extra care until the project is completed on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


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.


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101

Highway 101 from Exit 5A, west for six kilometres to the start of the twinned highway section will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Sunday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control people are on site and delays are possible.


HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2

Trunk 2, from Route 214 north to Barney's Brook, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30.

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


INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge

Crowdis Bridge will be open this weekend, but will be closed for painting within the next week. A schedule will be posted for when painting will take place.

A detour will be available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road, and Hatchery Road.


INVERNESS COUNTY: Riverside Road

Riverside Road will have two bridges, Morrison's Siding and MacDonald's Gulch, reduced to one lane for repairs until Friday, August 31.

Traffic control signals are in place.


INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19

Trunk 19, from about two kilometres north of Creignish Mountain Road, north for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Oct. 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


KINGS COUNTY: Shore Road, Oglivie Wharf

Shore Road will be closed for repairs to Oglivie Wharf until Friday, Aug. 31.

A detour is in place.


KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1

Trunk 1, from the Annapolis-Kings county line, east to Greenwood Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31.

There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Traffic control people are on site.


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Twinning Project

The continuing work to twin Highway 104 near Sutherlands River means that traffic on Route 245, Trunk 4, and Thorburn Road, will be occasionally reduced to one lane during paving work.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Traffic control people will be on site. Construction is expected to be finished by Friday, Aug. 17.


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106

Highway 106, from Exit 2 north to the Pictou Rotary, for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people and signals are on site. The speed limit is reduced in the work zone and delays are expected.

Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed

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

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

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


RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway

West Bay Highway, from 100 metres east of Black River Bridge for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for maintenance until Sunday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site.


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.


VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck

The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place.

The bridge will be replaced this construction season.

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