Work Begins on Outer Ring Road #nltraffic
Work is underway on the Outer Ring Road to pave sections of the highway between Logy Bay Road and the Route 2 interchange.
In addition, work to complete drainage improvements at the median on Outer Ring Road between Thorburn Road and Topsail Road and pave ramps at the interchange with Pitts Memorial Drive and Peacekeepers Way will start in the coming days.
Ramps being paved, beginning next week, include:
The ramp leading from the westbound Outer Ring Road onto Pitts Memorial Drive;
The ramp leading from the eastbound Trans-Canada Highway onto Pitts Memorial Drive; and
The ramp leading from Pitts Memorial Drive onto westbound Trans-Canada Highway.
The ramps will be closed to travellers during the daytime for the safety of motorists and work crews, but will remain open for morning and evening rush hour traffic.
Drainage improvements are being completed to reduce water buildup during times of heavy rain and includes the excavation of existing road shoulders, installation of new asphalt gutter and drainage systems, new culverts and highway shoulder repairs.
During this time, the eastbound and westbound Outer Ring Road will be reduced to one lane in this area due to heavy equipment and crews working near the median. Work here will also take place outside of morning and evening rush hour traffic to mitigate traffic delays.