Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Night Work Sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 5 at Fall River and Exit 4-C at Glendale Avenue and Duke Street, are reduced to one lane during night hours. On weekdays, lane reductions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. On weekends, the lane reductions are from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Delays are possible during construction. Travel with caution and use an alternate route if possible. Work will be completed this fall. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118, Fall River The Highway 118 overpass over Perrin Drive in Fall River is reduced to one lane in each direction during repairs until Saturday, July 18. Two lanes are open during peak hours. For inbound lanes, it is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, is closed between Greenfield Road and Black River Road to replace a culvert until Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detour via White Rock Road. NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Eastbound Lanes Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, between Exit 19 at Salt Springs and Exit 20 at Greenhill, are reduced to one lane for repaving. Speed limit through the construction zone is 80 km/h and drivers should use extra caution. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of July. HANTS COUNTY: New Cheverie Road New Cheverie Road is reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line are reduced to one lane for rumble strip installation until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Barnhill Bridge Barnhill Bridge, about three kilometres north of Trunk 2 on Belmont Road, is closed for repairs until Wednesday, July 24. Detour signs are in place. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CONTINUING WORK HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Starting Monday, July 6, Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading. Upgrade work will also be done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive and the Yolanda Drive intersection. Traffic control people are on site, but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible. Work takes place from dawn until dusk. Work is expected to be completed by the end of August. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner BridgeWork has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge is open, but there may be occasional, brief closures during construction. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Starting Monday, July 6, Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for about 2.8 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people will be on site, but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 20 at Alma for 4.4 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Friday, July 31. Speed through the work zone is reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis BridgeCrowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of Highway 104, from Pomquet River Road for about two kilometres to Exit 36A, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 17. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, Digby Co., is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101, Gilberts Cove Highway 101, near Gilberts Cove, is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs until Saturday, July 25. Traffic control signals are on site. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

Twoyearold who swallowed teddy bear eye making fast recovery after surgery

Waiting for an update while Wudwud was in surgery was nerve-wracking for Gabora, but doctors said the surgery went well and, after being kept under anesthesia for a day afterward, Wudwud was happy and asking for her favourite song to be played.“The first time she woke up she was asking for Baby Shark, putting her two fingers together the way she does, so (we) knew then that she was going to be OK,” said Gabora with a laugh. “She started sitting up (and) playing.”Gabora is hopeful Wudwud will soon be able to eat liquid food again — the first time she has swallowed her food since she had a feeding tube inserted into her stomach in February.“Once she can actually take something down and actually swallow again, that would be the best we can hope for right now,” said Gabora. She said Wudwud will likely be released from the hospital in the next week or two, although she will still need to go back to Saskatoon for frequent updates afterward.With severe scar tissue left on one lung and a tiny hole left in her stomach, Gabora said the two-year-old will likely need to be on asthma and stomach medication for the rest of her life. But she believes that is a small price to pay after what her granddaughter has gone through.To help the family cover the cost of frequent trips to Saskatoon, Gabora started a GoFundMe.lgiesbrecht@postmedia.com Cyndi Gabora / Submitted More than a year after Hailey Wudwud swallowed a teddy bear eye, the Regina toddler has now come through major surgery and is making a speedy recovery.“It’s turning out better than I expected. I expected months of recovery and it just seems to be going so fast,” said Cyndi Gabora, Wudwud’s grandmother in an interview Tuesday. She noted even the doctors seemed impressed with the two-year-old’s quick progress.Wudwud’s parents first noticed she was having trouble breathing last July. Months of appointments with doctors and specialists followed. In February, she saw another specialist in Saskatoon who called for a bronchoscopy — a procedure that would show the inside of Wudwud’s air passages — to be done the next day. The bronchoscopy revealed a plastic eye from a teddy bear stuck in the lower part of her esophagus.Because the eyeball had been lodged in her esophagus for so long, her tissue had grown around it. The immediate surgery to remove the object left a hole in the airway.Wudwud underwent a 12-hour surgery Thursday at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, where surgeons used part of her stomach to replace the torn part of her esophagus.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below. Two-year-old Hailey Wudwud is making a speedy recovery in Royal University Hospital after a 12-hour surgery. Doctors used part of her stomach to replace part of her esophagus that had torn when she swallowed a plastic teddy bear eye. (Photo courtesy of Cyndi Gabora) read more