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Transportation and Works
September 27, 2010

Public Advisory: Update on Road Re-connections

The Department of Transportation and Works continues to work on re-establishing road connections to communities isolated as a result of Hurricane Igor. The following is the latest new information on road connection efforts as of 12:00 p.m. today (September 27):

Burin Peninsula

Long Pond Bridge – Currently open to pedestrian traffic. Bailey bridge to be completed by this afternoon (Monday, September 27) providing connection for one-lane traffic with traffic lights in place.

St. Lawrence to Lawn should be connected via a temporary connection by mid-week.

Route 215, Petite Forte Road is expected to be open to one lane of LIGHT TRAFFIC ONLY by this evening (Monday, September 27).

Bonavista Peninsula

Route 230, connection to the Town of Bonavista re-established with LIGHT TRAFFIC ONLY through Port Rexton. Work is ongoing to restore unrestricted access through Port Rexton to Bonavista and is expected to be completed by Thursday evening (September 30). Work is ongoing to restore traffic flow on Route 230 to two lanes.

Route 235, to Summerville from the south and to Newman’s Cove from the north is connected. It is expected to take 7-10 days before all connections on this route made.

Route 236, Stock Cove Road is now open.

Work has started on Route 237, from Catalina to Amherst Cove.

Route 232 to Monroe is connected. The remainder of Route 232 through to Burgoynes Cove will likely take several more days to a week. The department expects to connect to Waterville today (Monday, September 27).

Route 239 to Trinity expected to be connected by tomorrow evening (Tuesday, September 28). Once Trinity is connected, work can commence on restoring access to the remainder of the communities on this route.

Southeast Arm Area

Route 204, through to Southport connected.

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 27                                                   2:40 p.m.


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