The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DTI) continues to work to prepare the site on Route 114 by Stoney Creek. These preparations are aimed at getting the site ready for the installation of a new 50-meter bridge, which was ordered in January for an on-site detour.
On March 22, DTI crews began excavation work to prepare the approaches for the on-site detour.
The stabilization of the slopes at the trench on the Hillsborough side is completed and nearly completed on the Riverview side.
NB Power has been advised that they can proceed with moving the power lines to allow sufficient clearance for the new on-site detour.
Work will continue at the site, including this Saturday, in order to accomplish the necessary preparation work as quickly as possible.
Along the detour route, staff have also installed enhanced temporary signage at the Dawson/Osbourne Corner/Pine Glen intersection; including a larger concealed intersection warning sign with amber flashing lights on Osborne Corner Road; a larger Stop Ahead with amber flashing lights for the approach on Dawson Road and a larger stop sign with red flashing lights at the intersection at end of Dawson Road.
The department thanks travellers and area residents for their patience and wish to remind motorists to adjust travel time accordingly.
The goal of the department remains to have the on-site detour in place prior to the start of tourist season.