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Weekly Traffic Advisories

CONTINUING WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge

The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is closed for replacement.

While the bridge is closed, the province is providing a free shuttle bus service between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.).

A detour route for drivers has also been marked.

The shuttle bus schedule is available at http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/srb.asp .


COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River

Construction is taking place on Highway 102 at the bridges over Shubenacadie River until September 2015.

Traffic is normally two lanes in both directions, however drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area.


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Station Bridge

Malagash Station Road, from Malagash Road to Wallace Grant Road, will be closed for bridge repairs to Malagash Station Bridge until Friday, Dec. 13.

Detour signs in place.


DIGBY COUNTY: Acacia Valley Bridge

The Acacia Valley Bridge on Acacia Valley Road, about a half-kilometre south of the intersection of Ridge Road and Acacia Valley Road, is being replaced. The new bridge will be open by Wednesday, Dec. 18.

A detour route is marked.


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.


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Joseph Howe Drive Overpass

Repairs are being made on the Joseph Howe Drive overpass on Highway 102, Exit 0 until Monday, Jan. 6.

Travel lanes are shifted to accommodate rush hour traffic.

Drivers should reduce speed to 45 km/h and drive with extra caution in the area or use an alternate route.


HANTS COUNTY: Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook Bridges

The Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook bridges, on Route 202 in West Gore, have a 24-tonne weight restriction until further notice.


HANTS COUNTY: Shubenacadie, Bridge Trunk 2

Shubenacadie Bridge on Highway 2 is reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Dec. 31. The speed limit is reduced to 50 km/h in the construction area.


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.


INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road

The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Meisner Bridge

Meisner Bridge on Highway 10, near Cherryfield, has alternating lane closures for repairs until Friday, Dec. 13.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


QUEENS COUNTY: Milton Bridge

The approaches to the Milton Bridge on Highway 8 have alternating lane closures during drilling work until Friday, Dec. 29.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 4

Traffic on Highway 4, from west of Campbells Bridge, west for about five kilometres to Hay Cove Bridge, is reduced to one lane for repaving and the replacement of the Hay Cove bridge. Work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and workers in the area.


RICHMOND COUNTY: Cape Auguet Road

Traffic on Cape Auguet Road, from the intersection of Lower Road south for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and other improvements. The work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and workers in the area.

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