News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Bayard Bridge

Bayard Bridge, on Bayard Road, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct 28, for repairs.

The recommended detour route around the bridge is Route 201, Highway 10 and Highway 1.


ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Phinney Mills Bridge

Phinney Mills Bridge on Todd Branch Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. pm Wednesday, Oct. 29, for repairs.

The recommended detour route around the bridge is on Route 201 and Old Mill Road.


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Exit 7 Off-ramp

The westbound off-ramp of Highway 125 at Exit 7 (Alexandra St.) will be closed from Monday, Oct. 27, until Monday, Nov. 3.

A detour route will be marked.


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Construction Update

For the next several weeks, work on the twinning of Highway 125 in Sydney will require changes in the flow of traffic.

Traffic on Highway 125 will be shifted from the existing two lanes to the newly constructed lanes, and moved back and forth as construction requires.

Two lanes of traffic will remain open at all times but drivers should be prepared for lane changes and drive with extra caution as the project nears completion.

The department appreciates the continuing patience of drivers during this time. Work will continue on Highway 125 until the end of November.


CONTINUING WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Port Morien

Traffic on sections of Route 255, between Homeville and Port Morien is reduced to one lane for clearing work until 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 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.

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


CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road

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


DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge

Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until Friday, Oct. 31, to replace the bridge deck.

A detour route in place.


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 gravelling and paving. Work is taking place at the intersection of Larrys River Road and moving west. Work will finish Thursday, Oct. 30.


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Fall River Roundabout

Construction of a modern roundabout is underway at the intersection of Highway 2 and the ramps from Highway 102 and Highway 118.

Work takes place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekends. Even though the work is taking place at night, delays are possible during the day. The work is expected to be completed in late December.

Drivers should plan extra time for their trip and use caution when travelling through the construction zone. Use an alternate route if possible.


HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Night Work, Highway 102

During nighttime hours, northbound traffic on Highway 102 is reduced to one lane between Exit 2B at Larry Uteck Boulevard and Exit 4 in Bedford. On weekdays, lane reductions will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, lane reductions will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 7 a.m.

There will be similar lane reductions on southbound lanes between the Hammonds Plains Road Interchange (Exit 3A) and Larry Uteck Boulevard. On weekdays, southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. On weekends, lanes will be reduced between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Drivers should be prepared for delays, or use alternate routes. Work will last until the end of November.


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 Saturday, Nov. 15.


HANTS COUNTY: Route 277

Traffic on sections of Route 277, between Old Trunk Road and Hurshman Road, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Nov. 15.


HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1, Falmouth

Highway 1 from the Windsor town line to Lighthouse Road in Mount Denson has stop-and-go traffic for repaving until Friday, Oct. 31.

Work takes place from dawn to dusk.


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.


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.


LUNENBURG COUNTY - Highway 103

The bridge on Highway 103 over Barrys Brook, east of Exit 7, will have alternating lane closures for concrete and asphalt repair, as well as installation of new bridge rails.

Work will last until the end of December. Temporary traffic signals are in place.


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 2015.


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.


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.

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