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Weekly Traffic Advisories


first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Vernon Bridge Vernon Bridge in Murray Siding is closed until Thursday, Sept. 1, while a replacement bridge is constructed. The 6.4-kilometre detour follows: Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Old Guysborough Road – Route 212 Old Guysborough Road from Antrim Road, west of Dollar Lake Provincial Park, for 6.7 kilometres to Wyse Road, will have a one-lane closure for asphalt and concrete repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to dusk. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 12 Trunk 12 from Butler Road northerly for 9.6 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs from Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, from Redmonds Road southerly to Paddy’s Head Road, will have intermittent one-lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223 has a partial lane closure for road repairs from Highway 125 westerly for 6.5 kilometres. The work continues until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from 1.5 kilometres west of Exit 16 to 0.3 kilometres west of Exit 17E, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project between Exit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control persons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 will have a one-lane closure for road work from the intersection of Route 354 in Noel, westerly to the end of Moose Brook until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Motorists are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-563-3377 Fax: 902-563-3379 CONTINUING WORK ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from three kilometres west of Exit 17W to the overpass at Route 362, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102, between Exit 13A and Highway 104, will have intermittent lane closures on both northbound and southbound lanes until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Waternish Road Waternish Road, located on the west side of Stillwater, will be closed for repairs to Widdens Bridge until Monday, Aug. 22. Traffic control consists of signs. This is a 24-hour closure except to local traffic. Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 PICTOU AND COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Exit 18A (near Mount Thom), for eight kilometres easterly, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. Local Area Office: 902-369-2169 Fax: 902-369-2074 HANTS COUNTY: King Road Bridge The King Road Bridge on King Road will be closed for bridge replacement until Friday, Sept. 9. Traffic control consists of a barricade and detour signs. A detour is available via Route 236 to Rhines Road. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 NEW WORK HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 The bridge on old Highway 102 at Trunk 2 will have a one-lane closure while testing is carried out on the bridge from Monday, Aug. 22 to Tuesday, Aug. 23. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the Colchester County line westerly for about 5.4 kilometres, will have a one-lane closure for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Work will also be carried out on the on- and off-ramps at Exit 18A, east of Kemptown. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6 will have a one-lane closure from Ripley Road, 10 kilometres easterly toward Pugwash until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 There will be intermittent one-lane closures on two sections of Highway 102 for repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Section one is in the southbound lane between exits 13A and 12,and section two is in the northbound lane between exits 11 and 12. Traffic control consists of signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 There will be intermittent one-lane closures between Guysborough and Halfway Cove for asphalt paving until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 HANTS COUNTY: Barneys Brook Bridge Trunk 2, at Barneys Brook Bridge, has a one-lane closure for removal of exiting structure. A temporary bridge is in place. Work continues until Tuesday, Aug. 30. A detour is available via Highway 102 from Exit 3 to Exit 9. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive The Burnside Drive underpass structure on Highway 111 will have periodic lane closures for repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Traffic control consists of flashing lights and barrels. Speed will be reduced to 60 kilometres on Highway 111. Work takes place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 Highway 118 northbound at the Portobello Road overpass will have partial lane closures for repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of flashing lights and jersey barriers. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour in Kings County is open to one-lane of traffic. There is a weight restriction for vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-7116 KINGS COUNTY: Long Point Road The westbound lane on Long Point Road will have a one-lane closure for repairs from Monday, Aug. 22 to Tuesday, Aug. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 302 There will be a one-lane closure from the Trunk 2/Route 302 intersection in South Hampton to Athol Road until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Old Sambro Road – Route 306 There will be a one-lane closure on Old Sambro Road from Lieblin Drive south to Acre Road for repairs until Friday, Aug. 26. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 RICHMOND COUNTY: Arichat There will be intermittent one-lane closures on three sections of road in Arichat for a total of 6.6 kilometres until Friday, Sept. 30. Section one is on Lower Road, from Babin’s Hill to the Petit-de- Grat intersection. Section two is on the various streets connecting Lower Road to High Road including Bay Lane, Benets Lane, Upton Lane, Connies Lane, and Godfreys Lane. Section three is on Service Road, from Evanston Road to the second entrance of the Strait Richmond Hospital. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 208 Route 208, from Zwicker Mill Road in New Germany westerly to Upper Branch Road in Hemford, will have alternating lane closures for repaving until Friday, Aug. 26. Traffic control consists of signs and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Rawding Road Rawding Road in Black Rock will have a one-lane closure for paving and repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of signage and traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 209 Route 209 will have a one-lane closure from North Greville Road, six kilometres easterly toward Parrsboro, until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. easterly from Old Courthouse Branch along Salmon River Road to Valley Road for 2.4 kilometres, southerly along Valley Road to Valleydale Road for half a kilometre, westerly along Valleydale Road to Greenfield Road for 2.7 kilometres, and northerly along Greenfield Road to East Prince Street for about 0.8 kilometres. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 will have a one-lane closure for road work between Exit 27A, at Sutherland’s River, and French River — a distance of about 6.5 kilometres — until Wednesday, Aug. 31. There are two detours available. For the section east of Exit 27 at Sutherland’s River, the alternate is Trunk 4. For the section between Exit 27A and Exit 27, a detour is available via Exit 26 at the Thorburn Road Interchange via Route 347 (Sherbrooke Road), Thorburn Road, and Trunk 4. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 902-752-7908 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 HANTS COUNTY: Nine Mile River Nine Mile River Bridge in Nine Mile River will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-354-5035 Fax: 902-354-3106 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Glenroy (Marydale) Bridge The Glenroy (Marydale) Bridge located on the Marydale-Caledonia Road in St. Andrews will be closed to traffic until Monday, Oct. 31 for repairs. A detour is available via the Antigonish/Guysborough Road and the south intersection of Marydale Caledonia Road. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane from 0.06 kilometres south of the Exit 10 overpass structure southbound to about 0.08 kilometres north of the Exit 9 overpass structure, including ramps at Exit 10, for asphalt concrete patching and repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from Exit 6 northerly to the Hants County line, including off ramps at Exit 6 and Exit 7, will have a one-lane closure until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Catalone Bridge The Catalone Bridge on the Louisbourg highway may have a possible single-lane closure for repairs until Friday, Sept. 2. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from Monday to Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Bergman Bridge Bergman Bridge located on Trunk 1, about 1.3 kilometres east of the Hants/Halifax County line is closed for repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and then reopened to traffic. A detour is available on Highway 101. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-893-5780 Fax: 902-893-8175 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Barra Strait Bridge The Barra Strait Bridge on Route 223 at Grand Narrows will have intermittent one-lane closures for repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2, Great Village The Highland culvert on Trunk 2 in Great Village is closed for repairs until further notice. A posted detour is available via Mill Lane and Cross Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 QUEENS COUNTY: LaBelle Brook Bridge The LaBelle Brook Bridge in LaBelle will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, Aug. 23 to Thursday, Aug. 25. Motorists are advised to take one of the alternate routes: Route 210, Trunk 8, Route 208 or Molega Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 28 Trunk 28 at Arnold’s Brook will be closed to all traffic until Sunday, Aug. 28, to reconstruct the Arnold’s Brook bridge. A posted detour will be available via the Lingan Road. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on two sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane for repaving between the Crowes Mills Road overpass and Exit 17 near Valley Cross Roads. Work continues until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.last_img read more


Security Council delegation heads to West Africa for eightday seven country mission


Briefing the press at UN Headquarters in New York on the Council’s mission, Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom said the team was set to visit Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and Guinea and would focus on the situations in Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.The mission planned to closely assess the situation in those three countries, all of which affected the regional situation as well, Ambassador Greenstock said. The Council would also be working closely with regional governments and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), particularly on Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, and with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on the issue of Guinea-Bissau.The delegation’s first stop will be in Guinea Bissau to help with internal peace-building and shoring-up the fragile political system ahead of elections, which Ambassador Greenstock said he hoped would be rescheduled soon. The mission aimed to ensure that all efforts underway in Guinea-Bissau would promote better relationships between the main political leaders and that new policies began to have a real effect on the socio-economic realities of the people of the country.In Côte d’Ivoire, the mission will follow on the heels of work within the region to implement the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement (LMA), a French-brokered peace accord reached in January that calls on the government, rebels and political opposition to share power in a transitional government until elections in 2005. “The LMA is a good agreement that must be built upon between the protagonists in the recent civil strife,” Ambassador Greenstock said.”In Liberia, we obviously have a fluid situation – a pretty distressing situation”, Ambassador Greenstock said. There was an agreement in place to observe an ECOWAS-negotiated cessation of hostilities and ceasefire, which was to have paved the way for comprehensive peace talks and the proposed formation of a transitional administration. Even in light of renewed violence, “That work still needs to be done”, he said.The mission will also visit Guinea and Sierra Leone, the other two of the three countries of the Mano River Union, to seek their views on current events, he said. The mission will also study the state of rebuilding process in Sierra Leone and see whether the Rabat agreement arrangements for good practice among the countries of the Mano River Union could be taken further.After Guinea Bissau, the mission will travel to Abuja to meet with Nigerian President Obasanjo, who was a major regional player with close interest in subjects under discussion, he said. In Accra, Ghana, the mission will meet with President Kufuor, who currently holds the rotating ECOWAS chairmanship, on the organization’s input into the mission’s three main issues.Ambassador Greenstock said the region was “in a condition of real distress and ordinary people were suffering miserably.” The mission had talked in detail with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and with non-governmental and civil society representatives in New York about their views on Africa. Members of the mission will take with them a number of recommendations for action on humanitarian issues, including the protection of civilians, children recruited for armed conflict and violence against women and children as a tool of war. read more