Transportation and Works
September 28, 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 2:00 p.m. today (September 28):
- Long Pond Bridge – Currently open to one-lane traffic with
traffic lights in place.
- St. Lawrence to Lawn is expected to be connected via a temporary
connection by mid-week.
- Route 215, Petite Forte Road is open to one lane of LIGHT TRAFFIC
- 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 230-14 to Sweet Bay is connected.
- 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 are made. It is expected Plate Cove
West and Kings Cove will be connected by Tuesday evening (September
28), barring any unforeseen circumstances.
- Work continues on Route 237, from Catalina to Amherst Cove.
- Route 232, work has progressed to Clifton and is expected to take
a few days to connect to Burgoynes Cove. Waterville and Monroe are
- Route 239 to Trinity is connected for emergency only vehicle
access. Work has commenced on restoring access to the remainder of
the communities on this route.
Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling as
Contractors have begun the process of widening the roads to improve
road access. Additionally, work has begun to improve access to support
fish plant operations in Hickman’s Harbour on Random Island and Plate
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:
c/o Parks Canada
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2010 09 28 3:25 p.m.