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Weekly Traffic Advisories

NEW WORK


COLCHESTER COUNTY: Ridge Road

The Fred Tupper Bridge on Ridge Road near Upper Stewiacke, Colchester Co., is closed for repairs to the guardrail. The work is scheduled to be completed on Thursday, Jan. 29.

CONTINUING WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge

The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is open for vehicles. Work is still required on the active transportation lane and it will be opened at a later date. The free shuttle bus, between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.), will remain in service until the active transportation lane is open.

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 the Shubenacadie River, until September.

A detour bridge allows two lanes of traffic in both directions. 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 further notice, to replace the deck.

A detour route is 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.


HANTS COUNTY: Route 236

Traffic on Route 236, between Route 215 and Gosse Bridge, is reduced to one lane to allow for repairs. The work is scheduled to be completed Jan. 15.


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 Saturday, Jan. 17. Temporary traffic signals are in place.


LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge

Work is underway on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The bridge is 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 this year.


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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