Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Saturday, March 29. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-534-5596 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road The Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co. is closed because of a culvert failure until Wednesday, April 30. Detour routes are available on Steadman Road, Route 221 and Rockwell Mountain Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Lane Closures On Monday, March 31, there will be alternating lane closures on Highway 103 between Exit 6 (Hubbards) and Exit 7 (East River) to install guard rails. Work will take place daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is scheduled ro be completed Friday, April 18. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the work zone, but delays should be expected. Drivers should use extra caution and obey signs and traffic-control people at the site. An alternate route is available on Trunk 3. CONTINUING WORK Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Lane Reduction on Route 348 Route 348 will be reduced to one lane on Monday, March 31, in the Caledonia area to allow for work at Wallace Bridge. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, April 4. Traffic delays of up to 15 minutes are expected. Drivers should use extra caution and obey signs and traffic-control people at the site. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 PICTOU COUNTY: Six Mile Brook The Six Mile Brook Road in Pictou County is closed at the Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road until further notice. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs for an alternate route. NEW WORK KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice.last_img read more

Astronaut posts image from space showing tip of Sri Lanka

Kelly is one of the most followed personalities on social media platforms. Kelly’s photos have rekindled the interest of many people about the beautiful oceanic border between India and Sri Lanka, India Today reported.. US astronaut Scott Joseph Kelly, who is currently posted at the International Space Station, posted breathtaking images of the southern tip of India with a prominent bridge between the country and Sri Lanka. The border is defined by the Gulf of Mannar that is 53 to 80 kilometres wide. There is a series of low islands and reef shoals between the Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu and the Mannar Island in Sri Lanka.The series of islands is called the Adam’s Bridge. The Adam’s Bridge is also known as the Rama Setu in India. The mythological epic Ramayana depicts Rama building a bridge to the land of Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. The border between India and Sri Lanka is one of the oldest territorial boundaries. History of political milieu and disputes between the two nations dates back to around 2,500 years. The Pamban Island, also known as the Rameswaram Island, is India’s southern most landmass. It is connected to the mainland via Pamban Bridge, used by the Indian Railways. (Colombo Gazette) read more