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Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 105

Sections of Highway 105, from Grand Narrows Road, east to the Pleasant Street/Route 305 overpass and on-ramp, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs, repaving, and guardrail upgrades from Tuesday, Sept. 2, until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Work will take place from sunrise to sunset, but there may be some night work. Drivers should use extra caution in the area and be prepared for delays.


CONTINUING WORK


ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, Lower South River

Traffic on Highway 104 is detoured for one kilometre onto Dunns Loop until Saturday, Aug. 30. Speed is reduced to 60 km/h through the detour.

Drivers should use extra caution in the area.


CAPE BRETON: Grand Narrows Road, Georges River

The Grand Narrows Road in Georges River has lane closures for culvert work and ditching. Work is about three kilometres west of Highway 105 and will end Tuesday, Sept. 30.


CAPE BRETON: Little Bras d'Or

Traffic on Highway 105 (Trans Canada Highway), between Exit 17 and 18 near the Little Bras d'Or bridge, is reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly until Friday, Sept. 5.


CAPE BRETON: Port Morien

Traffic on sections of Route 255 is reduced to one lane for clearing work between Homeville and Port Morien. Work will end Friday, Oct. 31.


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge

The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is closed for replacement. While the bridge is closed, there is a free shuttle bus service between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.). A detour route is marked.

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


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Balfron Bridge Closure

The Balfron Bridge, over the Waugh River on Route 311 Loop near Tatamagouche, is closed for repairs.

A detour route is marked. Work will be completed by Friday, Sept. 5.


COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River

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

A detour bridge allows two lanes of traffic in both directions, however, drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area.


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Tatamagouche Area

There is brush cutting, ditching and gravelling on the following roads in the Tatamagouche area:

  • Route 256 (from west of Truro Road to Route 246)
  • Sand Point Road (from Brule Shore Road to end)
  • Brule Shore Road (from Sand Point Road to Brule Point Road)

The work will require lane reductions at various times. Work takes place from dawn to dusk until Monday, Sept. 15.

Drive with extra caution through work areas and obey signs and flag people.


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road

Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, Cumberland Co., is closed until further notice.


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: South River Lake Road

There are alternating lane closures on South River Lake Road for road upgrading, including gravelling and paving. Work is taking place at the intersection with Larrys River Road and moving west. Work will finish Friday, Oct. 17.


HALIFAX COUNTY: Route 354 (Beaver Bank Road)

Sections of Route 354 (Beaver Bank Road), from the Hants County line south for about seven kilometres, are reduced to one lane for repaving.

Traffic is controlled by flag people and a pilot vehicle. The work is scheduled to be finished Tuesday, Sept. 30.


HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102

Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 9 and Exit 7, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Aug. 31.

Work takes place sunrise to sunset.


HANTS COUNTY: Route 202

Route 202, in the West Gore area, has stop-and-go traffic with a pilot vehicle for gravelling and repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from dawn to dusk.


HANTS COUNTY: Route 236

Traffic on Route 236, between Route 215 and Gosse Bridge, is reduced to one lane to allow for slope repairs. The work is scheduled to be completed Tuesday, Sept. 30.


HANTS COUNTY: Route 277

Traffic on sections of Route 277, between Old Trunk Road and Hurshman Road, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.


HANTS COUNTY: Woodville Road and Ashdale Road

Sections of Woodville Road, from Ashdale Road south to Ardoise School House Road, and Ashdale Road, from Woodville Road, west for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for repaving.

Drivers should use caution and obey signs and traffic control people in the area. Work will be completed at the end of October.


HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Stewiacke Road and Monte Vista Road

Stewiacke Road, Colchester Co., from South Branch west for about three kilometres, and Monte Vista, Hants Co., from Renfrew Road to the end, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Sunday. Aug. 31.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


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: Highway 4, Port Hawkesbury

Sections of Highway 4, from the Port Hastings rotary at the intersection with Highway 105 east for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for repaving. Traffic control people and pilot vehicles are onsite.

Work is scheduled to be finished by the end of September.


INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road

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


KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Lane Reduction

Traffic on Highway 101 near Coldbrook is reduced to one lane during work on the railway overpass 500 metres west of Exit 14.

Traffic will be controlled 24 hours a day by traffic signals. Work will be completed at the end of September.


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.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Crouses Settlement Road

Crouses Settlement Road, from Route 332 to Grimm Road, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing until Thursday, Sept. 25.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Cherryfield Bridge Closure

The Cherryfield Bridge, on Cherryfield Road, about half a kilometre north of the intersection with Highway 10, is closed until Friday, Sept. 12.

North River Road can be used as a detour route.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Forties Road

Traffic on sections of Forties Road, from the intersection of Fraxville Road to the intersection of Barss Corner Road, is reduced to one lane for repaving. Work is scheduled to be completed at the end of September.

Traffic is controlled by flag people.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Hirtle Road and Llewellyn Road

Hirtle Road, from Highway 103 toward Route 331, and Llewellyn Road, from Hirtle Road to Highway 103, have alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Morley Bridge

Morley Bridge on Windsor Road, about one kilometre from the intersection of Highway 12, is reduced to one lane for repairs until the end of August.

Drivers should travel with extra care in construction areas and obey signs and flag people.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 332

Route 332, from Riverport Bridge towards Bridgewater, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge

Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge will remain open during construction, but there may be occasional, brief closures during normal construction activities. Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

The new, two-lane bridge will be completed in summer 2015.


LUNENBURG/QUEENS COUNTIES: Road Paving

Sections of the following roads are reduced to one lane for repaving:

  • Cherryfield Road: various sections from the intersection of Highway 10 to East Dalhousie
  • Crousetown Road: between Conquerall Mills Road and Italy Cross Road
  • Vaughn Road: from Highway 3 to end of road
  • West Street (Queens County): from the Town of Liverpool north for about two kilometres.

Work on these roads will be completed by the end of October.


PICTOU COUNTY: Alma Road

Alma Road, from Sylvester Road north to Route 376, about four kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104

The eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 21 at Westville to Exit 25 at Stellarton, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31.

Speed limit in the work zone is 80 km/h.


PICTOU COUNTY: Moores Ford Bridge

The Moores Ford Bridge on West Branch Road, between Route 256 and College Grant Road near Tatamagouche, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Sept. 12.

A detour route is marked.


PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347

Route 347, from the intersection of Garden of Eden Church Loop to the intersection of Woods Road, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Delays are expected. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


PICTOU COUNTY: Stewart Road

Stewart Road, from Route 376 west to Durham Road, about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 4

Traffic on sections of Highway 4, west for about seven kilometres from east of MacNabs Bridge, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and repaving until Monday, Dec. 1.


SHELBURNE COUNTY: Sandy Point Road

Sandy Point Road, from Lower Jordan Road south for about five kilometres, will have one-lane closures for road repairs until Sunday, Aug. 31.

Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.


VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge

Gillis Bridge on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Ban (USH-AK BAHN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected.


YARMOUTH COUNTY: Alders Bridge

Alders Bridge on Saunders Road is closed for repairs until Sunday, Aug. 31.

A detour is available on Haley Road.


YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 3

Highway 3, from Willet Road to the Shelburne County line, is reduced to one lane for repairs until Saturday, Aug. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Motorists should be prepared to stop and delays are possible.

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