Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img 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. 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 Monday, June 15. Two lanes will only be open during peak hours, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday for inbound lanes, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes. CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Starting Monday, May 11, traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, will be 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. NEW WORK 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. COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction on Highway 102, at the bridges over the Shubenacadie River, continues until September. Traffic is moving in both directions, but drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 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-center_img LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The bridge is open during construction, but there may be occasional, brief closures during normal construction activities. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. HANTS COUNTY: Clayton McKay Road The Clayton McKay Road, near Smiley’s Provincial Park, will be closed until Sunday June 28, to replace the bridge. Detour signs will be posted. Access to the park will not be affected. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Morgan Falls Bridge Morgan Falls Bridge on Lower Branch Road, near the intersection of Trunk 10, is closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, until Wednesday, May 13, for railing repairs. A detour is available via Varner Bridge on Route 208. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Intervale Road, and Hatchery Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Springville Bridge Springville Bridge on Springville Road will be closed until further notice. Detour on East River West Side Road and Route 348.last_img read more

Eight core sector industries April growth slows to 26

first_imgNew Delhi: The growth of eight core infrastructure sectors slowed down to 2.6 per cent in April, due to negative growth in crude oil, natural gas and fertiliser output. During April 2018, the expansion rate of eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity — stood at 4.7 per cent. Coal generation growth was flat at 2.8 per cent in April 2019, said the government data. The output of electricity and refinery products was 5.8 per cent and 4.3 per cent, respectively. Crude oil, natural gas, and fertilizers sectors posted decline in growth during the month. The eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity growth has impact on the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) as these segments account for about 41 per cent of the total factory output.last_img read more

No alternative to international cooperation stresses Austrian minister at UN Assembly

“This is a dangerous development because there is no alternative to international cooperation,” he said, addressing the 72nd annual general debate at the United Nations General Assembly. Speaking on terrorism, he underscored that in addition to destroying radical groups militarily where they operate, more action needs to be taken to stop radicalism in societies and to prevent youths from being misled. He also underscored that the migration crisis, could not be managed by any one country on its own. “Uncontrolled migration leads to chaos, therefore, we need to manage orderly migration and support people as much as possible in their countries of origin,” he added, noting the need for more effective control of borders, combatting the activities of human traffickers and effective support for countries of origin. Turning to the crisis emanating from the nuclear weapons development programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Minister Kurz reiterated that nuclear disarmament remained the “number one unfinished business.” “Today, we often hear that nuclear weapons are necessary for security. This narrative is not only wrong, it is dangerous,” he said, urging support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in July at a UN conference. Concluding his remarks, he noted that a time when universal values are under threat, the international community needs to stand strong for human rights, rule of law and good governance. “I can assure you that Austria will continue to work for effective international cooperation.” Full statement available here read more