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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane until Friday, Jan. 30, to replace the bridge. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 at Middle Melford will have lane closures to construct a detour bridge and approaches at Melford Bridge until Saturday, Jan. 31. The speed limit has been reduced to 60km/h at the site. Drivers can expect delays, gravel on the road, and rough sections. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and some weekends. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville will be closed indefinitely for structural repairs. 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. CONTINUING WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Thompson Road Thompson Road, between Crowley Road and Pugwash River Road, will be closed for culvert replacement until further notice.center_img Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crossed the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed because of damage sustained during flooding. The bridge will reopen next summer. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until spring. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad.Crossroad. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Access to and from Highway 104 on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 -30-last_img read more

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UN rejects Baghdads charge that WHO staff were denied clearances to visit

In a letter to the Ambassador of Iraq released today, Benon Sevan, the UN Security Coordinator and the Executive Director of the Iraq Programme, said “contrary to what you have been informed, neither the Office of the UN Security Coordinator (UNSECOORD) nor the UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq received a request for security clearances” for members of the WHO mission. “I should like to assure you that had there been such a request, security clearance would have been given promptly,” Mr. Sevan stressed. Mr. Sevan expressed regret that the matter had been used “as yet another opportunity to make aspersions against United Nations personnel working in Iraq as well as to the manner decisions are taken within UNSECOORD, questioning our integrity as international civil servants and our commitment to assist the Iraqi people at this very difficult period.”Baghdad’s charges, contained in a letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan dated 11 July, concerned a planned visit by WHO to finalize agreement on studying the impact of depleted-uranium munitions on Iraq. A WHO representative has already clarified the matter with the Iraqi Ambassador in Geneva, and a revised schedule for the mission’s visit is now under consideration, according to Mr. Sevan’s letter. read more