News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mira Gut Bridge

Mira Gut Bridge, on Main-a-Dieu Road (also called Mira Bay Drive), will be closed to traffic for bridge repairs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 5, until Friday, May 16.

There is a detour route on Hornes Road, Brickyard Road, and Trunk 22 (Louisbourg Highway).


HANTS COUNTY: Chambers Bridge

Chambers Bridge on Highway 14, over the St. Croix River west of Brooklyn, is reduced to one lane during repairs until Monday, May 26.

Drivers should travel with extra patience and caution in the area.


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 is marked.

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


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: 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.


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.


KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge

Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue, Victoria Road, and Ward Road.


YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavelton Bridge

Gavelton Bridge on Gavel Road is closed again for repairs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an estimated finish date of Friday, May 16.

During the closed hours, the bridge will be restricted to emergency vehicles and school buses. All other traffic should use the detour route marked on Lake Vaughn Road and Raynardton Road.

The bridge is open to all traffic on weekends.

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