Anticipate Traffic Delays Transportation and Works Says


As work continues to replace culverts on the Trans-Canada Highway near Salmonier Line, the Department of Transportation and Works is reminding motorists travelling through the area to expect significant traffic delays.


Additional traffic control and flagpersons will be on the detours to guide and assist motorists and to ease the flow of traffic.


Motorists are advised to check updates on the progress of the work and length of traffic delays before they travel on nl511.ca and the NL 511 mobile app.


Motorists are also reminded that:

  • The work to replace the culverts is required as both culverts are failing, which creates a safety hazard for motorists;

  • All non-essential travel should be limited to avoid traffic congestion and to shorten travel times for essential workers, including first responders;

  • As with any project of this nature and magnitude, some traffic delays are unavoidable; and

  • This work was planned for this time period as to not impact traffic during the Victoria Day long weekend and to minimize the impact on traffic when the province moves to Alert Level 3.

The department appreciates the patience of motorists and apologizes for any inconvenience the traffic delays may cause.

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