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Transportation and Works
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 (www.gov.nl.ca) 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
709-533-2801

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Media contact:
Roger Scaplen
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 697-5267
rogerscaplen@gov.nl.ca 

2010 09 25                                                    4:30 p.m.
 


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