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Information on local roads is listed here. For most trunks, routes and 100-series highways, consult the map.
  • Digby County
    - The Salmon River Bridge located on Trunk 1 in the community of Salmon River, Digby County has an 18 tonne weight restriction in place. Vehicles over 18 tonnes shall use the following detour route: Salmon River Road - Exit 32 Hwy 101 - Exit 31 Hwy 101 - Meteghan Connector. Local TIR Base advising Emergency Services of the weight restriction.
    - The Salmon River Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic starting Monday September 28, 2015. The lane closure will be in place until repairs are completed at the bridge.
  • Spring Weight Restrictions Lifted
    Effective 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 2, spring weight restrictions will be removed from all counties in Nova Scotia.
    The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal may still have individual roads posted for lower weight throughout the province. Heavy vehicle operators are advised that the posted weights will be enforced.
    Updated information is posted on the department's website at .
  • KINGS COUNTY: Palmer Road, Aylesford
    Palmer Road between Dorey Road and Ward Road will be closed for Bridge repairs from Wednesday, May 4 until Wednesday, May 27.
    Douglas Road, Center Rawdon is open to local traffic only.
    West Indian Road from Trunk 14 to Ess Road will be under construction from April 25th through to September 30th. Stop and go traffic.
    The Blois Road is closed to all vehicles, other than local traffic, from MacPhee Road to Robinson Road.
    Willow St will be closed from 9am on Tuesday, May 24 to noon on Thursday, May 26, 2016 for water main repairs. Detour in place at John Black Rd and Route 204. Open to local traffic only.
    Local Contact Gordon Smith Town of Amherst 902.667.3334.
    - Spencers Island Loop is closed due to damaged road surface and washouts.
    A portion of Greenville Road in Cumberland County is closed due to a culvert failure. The road is closed from Trunk 4 to Hunter Rd. Local traffic only. Detour in place via Hunter Rd.
    Significant bump and pothole on Portapique River Bridge on Trunk 2 in the Portapique area
    May 2, 2016 - August 31, 2016
    - Route 246, from 200m west of Kennedy Hill Road to Marshall Road, approximately 5.8 kms is under road construction which includes asphalt concrete patching prior to asphalt concrete repaving, brush cutting, ditching, slope stabilization, cross culverts and guard rail. Work will take place from daylight to dusk and includes a one lane closure. Expect delays, reduced speed and be prepared to stop.
    - Stewarts Road closed. Impassable until further notice.
    - Jim Murdock Rd is closed between Mountain Rd and Grist Mill Rd due to washouts. Road impassable.
    Cloverville Road, Authority 404, in Antigonish County is closed to traffic due to soft spots and rutting until conditions improve. Weather permitting 10 days. The closure is on a section between the Walsh Post Road and South Lakevale Road. There are no homes on this section and residents on other sections have alternate routes out.
  • GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A 2 lane detour bridge is in place until a permit bridge is built. The speed has been reduced to 60 kms and warning signs have been put in place.
    Dunphy's Bridge on the Antigonish-Guysborough Road No. 412 at Havendale, Guysborough County is out of service. The Antigonish-Guysborough Road is closed to local traffic only until further notice. All other traffic will be detoured via. the Cross Road and the North Riverside Road.
  • SHERBROOKE-Monday May 16, 2016 Steel Bridge in Stillwater- Waternish- will be closed lasting 4-5 weeks with favorable weather. The crossing will be closed to the motoring public for safety reasons, during this time foot traffic will be permitted with an escort of the onsite supervisor
  • Marble Mountain Rd at the Crawdis Bridge is closed. Detour is Southside River Denys Road and Eden Rd. Will be closed until June 30, 2016.
    - The Gillis bridge just past Uisge Ban Falls provincial park is closed until further notice.
  • Cape Breton Highlands:
    - Work has begun on a road realignment at Corney Brook 15 km north of Cheticamp. Expect slow moving vehicles and minor delays. Speed limit has been reduced to 50 km/hr. Parks Canada apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
    - Construction is underway to replace the bridge at Big Intervale on North Aspay river 15 km north of Pleasant Bay. Work is off the main road, expect minor delays. Parks Canada apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
    - April 15,2016:
    Work has begun to carry out the rehabilitation of a 6.5km stretch of the Cabot Trail between French and MacKenzie Mountain. Expect delays between 10-20 minutes. Parks Canada apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to the travelling public.
    Friday May 6, 2016
    Work has begun to replace a culvert at Grande Falaise, approximately 4 km into the Cape Breton Highlands National Park from Cheticamp. A detour will be in place but expect delays. Parks Canada apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause to the travelling public.
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