Transportation and Works
December 7, 2018

Public Advisory: Team Gushue Highway Extension Opens

Motorists on the northeast Avalon are advised that the Team Gushue Highway extension between Kenmount Road and Topsail Road is now open.

The Department of Transportation and Works has removed barricades at entrances to the highway at Kenmount Road, Captain Whelan Drive, the new Brier Avenue, Blackmarsh Road and Topsail Road.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully due to recent weather conditions and their unfamiliarity with the new section of the highway. Please drive safely, be patient, pay attention to signs and watch for other motorists. The speed limit on the highway in ideal conditions is 80 km/h.

Motorists travelling the highway to Topsail Road are reminded that the highway narrows to one lane near the Blackmarsh Road overpass. The second lane at this section will open when the highway extends beyond Topsail Road.

Eastbound motorists on Kenmount Road travelling to the Outer Ring Road will access the Team Gushue Highway via Kelsey Drive, as the ramp previously used to access Team Gushue Highway eastbound will now flow traffic south towards Topsail Road.

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Media contact
Rodney Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2018 12 07                              2:45 p.m.