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):
- 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
- 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
Knight’s Cove and the Amherst Cove area.
- On Route 235, Lower Amherst Cove is connected from the Newman’s
- 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
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: