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):
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
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).
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,
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
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:
Terra Nova National Park
c/o Parks Canada
- 30 -
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2010 09 27