News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104, from Mines Bass River Road Overpass to Masstown Road Overpass, will be reduced to one lane for repaving from Monday, May 27 until Wednesday, July 31.

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


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Robie Street Roundabout

Construction on the new Robie Street roundabout will begin on Monday, May 27. All work done in the travel lane will be completed at night with traffic control people on site. Work will be a mix of day and night work, and is expected to continue until Saturday, Aug 31.

Drivers are asked to travel through the work zone with extra caution and be alert for construction staff and slow-moving vehicles.


KINGS COUNTY: New Minas to North Alton

Trunk 1 in New Minas, to Prospect Road, ending at Trunk 12 in North Alton, will be reduced to one lane for culvert repairs, ditching and re-paving from Monday, May 27 until Monday, Sept. 30.

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


CONTINUING WORK


CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 4, Coxheath Road

Coxheath Road, from Keltic Drive to Highway 125, is reduced to one lane for paving. The ramps on Highway 125, exits 5A and 6 and the Trunk 4 intersection are also reduced to one lane for repairs.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is expected to continue until Monday, July 15.


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 256

Route 256, from Route 311 to one kilometre west of Truro Road, will be reduced to one lane for culvert installation, gravelling and double chip seal work until Thursday, Aug. 1.

Work takes place from dawn to dusk.


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Tatamagouche-Cooper Bridge

Tatamagouche-Cooper Bridge on Cooper Road is closed for repairs until Friday, May 31.

Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.


DIGBY COUNTY: Route 217

Route 217, between the Middle Cross Road intersection, west to Haight Brook Bridge, is reduced to one lane for paving, shouldering and pipe installation until Friday, June 28.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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.


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16

Trunk 16, at Halfway Cove for about half a kilometre north, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and some Saturdays.


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Joseph Howe Drive Overpass

Repairs are being made on the Joseph Howe overpass on Highway 102, Exit 0 until Saturday, Nov. 30.

Expect alternate travel lanes. Please reduce speed to 50 km/h and drive with extra caution in the area or use an alternate route.


HANTS COUNTY: Gardeners Bridge-Garden Road

Gardeners Bridge on Garden Road will be closed until further notice.

Detour via Route 214 and Trunk 14.


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102

Highway 102, about four kilometres north of Exit 10, at Shubenacadie Bridge, is reduced to one lane to build a temporary detour until June 2015. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


HANTS COUNTY: Route 215

The northbound lane of Route 215, north of Beaver Pond Road at Centre Burlington, is reduced to one lane to replace the culvert until Sunday, June 30.

Temporary lights are in place.


INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge

Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Upper Branch Road

Upper Branch Road, from Hemford Forest subdivision to Monk Road, is reduced to one lane for ditching, brush cutting, bridge repairs and pipe installation until Tuesday, May 28.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

Highway 104, West Bounty Lanes from Exit 19 to Pictou/Colchester County line, about 11 kilometres, is reduced to one lane until Wednesday, July 31, for paving.

Motorists are reminded to use caution when travelling through the construction zone.


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 is scheduled to be replaced by summer 2013.

-30-

Media Contact:

Pam Menchenton
902-424-1750 Cell: 902-719-4950 E-mail: