Transportation and Works
June 19, 2019

Public Advisory: Updates Provided on Veterans Memorial Highway Detours

As work to replace culverts on Veterans Memorial Highway is progressing, detours on the highway will be relocated to Route 71, Hodgewater Line, and the Bay Roberts Interchange at Country Road beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 20.

Speed reductions will also be in place on Veterans Memorial Highway near Roaches Line. Motorists are advised to watch for signs and crews working near the highway.

The detours will be in place each weekday from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. to lessen the impact on travel during times of heavier traffic. Detours may also be in place on weekends, as necessary. Updates will be provided on the department’s Twitter - @TW_GovNL external link.

Signs and traffic control measures will be in place to direct travellers. Motorists are reminded to pay attention to the posted speed limits along the detours and to drive cautiously.

Updates on this project and other road work can be found at

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

2019 06 19                              1:55 p.m.