Transportation and Works
September 25, 2017

Public Advisory: Night Time Road Construction Beginning This Evening

Motorists on the Avalon Peninsula are advised that a night time road construction project will begin this evening, Monday, September 25.

The project, repaving approximately 30 km of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kenmount Road to Salmonier line, will be carried out in seven sections between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The highway will be open to regular traffic between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Work will take place Sunday evening to Friday morning, weather dependent. On evenings work is scheduled, detours will be in place to ensure the safety of motorists and crews working in the road. Detours may be lifted early depending on weather and progress.

Daily updates will be provided on the department’s Twitter, @TW_GovNL. For more information on the project, including other sections and detours, visit

The first section to undergo night time construction is the eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmonier Line and Holyrood Access. Westbound traffic is not affected. While night time construction is ongoing on this section, eastbound motorists will detour via:

  • Salmonier Line (Route 90)
  • CBS Highway (Route 60)
  • Holyrood Access Road

The seven sections are expected to be completed by mid-October. 

While the highway will be open to traffic during the day, milling work and breaks in the pavement will be evident and motorists are advised to slow down, obey all signs, and watch for reduced speed limits.

The night time road construction pilot project, announced as part of the Department of Transportation and Works’ Five-Year Provincial Roads Program, will determine the cost-effectiveness, value and impact on motorists of conducting road work at night.

A report will be prepared at the end of the project that will consider such factors as safety, productivity, costs and impacts on motorists and residents.

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Detours will be in place for each section of the Trans-Canada Highway undergoing night time construction. The detour while work is active on the TCH between Salmonier Line and Holyrood Access is Salmonier Line (Route 90), CBS Highway (Route 60), Holyrood Access Road.

Media contact
Brian Scott
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201 


2017 09 25                                                                1:05 p.m.