Transportation and Works
September 29, 2010
Public Advisory: Update on Road
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 (Wednesday, September
St. Lawrence to Lawn is expected to be connected
within a few days.
Route 215, Petite Forte Road is open to one lane
of LIGHT TRAFFIC ONLY. Work is ongoing to restore unrestricted
access to the community.
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 tomorrow evening
(Thursday, September 30). Work is ongoing to restore Route 230 to
Route 235, to Plate Cove West from the south and
to Newman’s Cove from the north is connected and crews are
continuing to work toward Upper, Middle and Lower Amherst Coves.
Connection is expected to be restored today (Wednesday, September
29) at breaches in Stock Cove and King’s Cove which will give access
to Duntara and Keels. Installation of a Bailey bridge at Plate Cove
West to restore connection to Plate Cove East will begin tomorrow
(Thursday, September 30).
Work is continuing on Route 237, from Catalina to
Route 235 near Upper Amherst Cove.
Route 232 is connected to Clifton and connection
to Burgoynes Cove is expected to be made this evening (Wednesday,
Route 239 to Trinity is currently open to
emergency vehicles only and is expected to be open to the public
within the next several days. Work to restore access to the
remainder of the communities on this route is ongoing.
Contractors have begun the process of widening the
roads to improve access. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution
when traveling as roadwork continues.
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
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
2010 09 29 3:40 p.m.