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Transportation and Works
September 30, 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 3:00 p.m. today (September 30):

Burin Peninsula

  • The connection between St. Lawrence to Lawn is expected to be connected within a few more 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.

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 tomorrow (October 1). Work is ongoing to restore Route 230 to two lanes.
  • Route 235 to Plate Cove West is connected from the south.
  • Route 235 between Stock Cove and Plate Cove East is connected, although part of Plate Cove East remains cut off due to another washout in the community on Route 235. The connection between Plate Cove East and Plate Cove West is expected to be completed early next week following the installation of a Bailey bridge. Work is continuing in the Hodderville area to restore access between Knightís Cove and the Amherst Cove area.
  • On Route 235, Lower Amherst Cove is connected from the Newmanís Cove side.
  • Work is continuing on Route 237, from Catalina to Route 235, to restore access to Middle and Upper Amherst Coves.
  • Route 232 is connected to Burgoynes Cove.
  • Route 239 is currently open to Trouty and work is continuing toward Old and New Bonaventure.

The process of widening roads to improve access is ongoing. As roadwork continues motorists are advised to exercise caution when traveling, especially in areas with one-lane traffic and temporary road diversions.

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 Governmentís 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 30                                                          3:55 p.m.
 


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