News release

Weekly Traffic Advisories

CONTINUING WORK


CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge

On Saturday, Feb. 7, the new Sydney River Bridge will be open to all traffic, including the active transportation lane.

The shuttle service that has been operating since construction began will end today, Feb. 6.


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.


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 Friday, Feb 13.


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.


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: 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.


PICTOU COUNTY: Bridge Work, Brookville Road

Work is taking place on two bridges over McLellans Brook on Brookville Road in Pictou County so vehicles can have oversize loads of wind turbine components to Irish Mountain.

Work has begun on the bridge near the intersection of Brook Road. It will continue to have two-lane traffic, but delays are possible.

Work on the bridge near the intersection of Willard Fraser Road has begun. Traffic will be limited to one-lane and controlled by traffic signals.

Work on both bridges will be finished by Saturday, Feb. 28.


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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