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September 25, 2010

Public Advisory: Update on Road Re-connections

The Department of Transportation and Works continues to work on re-establishing connections to communities isolated as a result of Hurricane Igor. The following is the latest update on road connection efforts as of 12:00 p.m. today (September 25):

  • Long Pond Bridge on Burin Peninsula - Bailey bridge to be completed by late Monday.
  • Rattle Brook Bridge expected to be completed midday Sunday.
  • Connection to the Town of Bonavista expected by midday tomorrow with LIGHT TRAFFIC ONLY through Port Rexton.
  • Some communities on Route 235 on the Bonavista Peninsula could be connected within the next couple of days but not all will be connected for at least another week.
  • Random Island is now connected.
  • Eastport Peninsula all connected.
  • Route 236, Stock Cove Road on the Bonavista Peninsula expected to be connected by Sunday evening.
  • Sunnyside is connected.
  • Route 205 to St. Jones Within connected, though some roads within the community are still severed.
  • Route 204 out to Hodges Cove will be completed late today with the remainder of Route 204 through to Southport likely to take several more days.
  • Route 232 to Harcourt expected to be connected later today with the remainder of Route 232 through to Burgoynes Cove likely to take several more days to a week.
Members of the public can get the latest information on road conditions in storm affected areas through the Hurricane Igor Aftermath link on the Provincial Government’s website ( or by calling the Department of Transportation and Works dispatch at the following phone numbers:

Avalon Region 709-729-7669
Eastern Region 709-466-4160
Central Region 709-292-4444
Western Region 709-635-4144
Labrador Region 709-896-7888
Terra Nova National Park
c/o Parks Canada

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Media contact:
Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267 

2010 09 25                                                    4:30 p.m.

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