22 Oct

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HANTS COUNTY: Able Harvey Bridge Able Harvey Bridge on Cogmagun Road will be closed for repairs until Friday, Aug. 8. The bridge will be closed again on Monday, Aug. 11 and Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. but open during the weekend and on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Alternate routes are available via Cogmagum Road to Beaver Pond Road, Highway 215, and Cheverie Road. KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co. is closed because of a culvert failure until Wednesday, Oct. 1. Traffic control consists of barricades. Detour signs in place. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 KINGS COUNTY: North River Road North River Road, 12.3 kilometre from English Mountain Road, west for about 2.8 kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Berwick Bridge Berwick Bridge, Route 360, north of Berwick, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Aug. 15. Traffic control consists of a flashing light. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2, Parrsboro Traffic on sections of Trunk 2 between the Parrsboro town line and Lakelands Road will be restricted to one lane to allow for repaving until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Signs and traffic control persons will guide traffic safely through the construction zone. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Now Open The Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 is now open to two-lane traffic, however work crews will be on the site until Friday, Aug. 15 adding finishing touches to the project. Drivers should travel with extra care in the construction zone and obey signs and personnel in the area. The old bridge was destroyed by fire in 2006 and a temporary one-lane bridge has been in place since then. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 324 and Route 325 Route 324 and Route 325 will have alternating lane closures for cold planing and paving until Friday, Aug. 22. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, flashing light unit and traffic control people. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Road Aylesford Road, north for about 6.4 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 224 Route 224 from Rocky Brook to Beaver Dam, about 6.1 kilometres, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-245-4090 Fax: 902-245-6620 Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-896-7085 Fax: 902-896-8859 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107 will be reduced to one lane from Exit 19 to Exit 21, including ramps at Exit 20 and the William Porter Connector. Also, East Jeddore Road will be reduced to one lane from the intersection at Trunk 7 for 3.8 kilometres. Work takes place until Friday, Aug. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Big Baddeck Road Big Baddeck Road will be reduced to one lane from the Old Margaree intersection north for five kilometres for pipe installation, ditching, guardrail installation and paving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Exit 8 Ramps Exit 8 ramps on Highway 101 will have one lane closures on the on and off ramps. Traffic will be stopped while girders are being installed until Wednesday, Aug. 13. Traffic control people and signs will be on the site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, Monday to Friday. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingramport Bridge Ingramport Bridge, Trunk 3 will be detoured due to repairs to bridge. A temporary bridge is in place south of the work zone. Detour start on Tuesday, Aug. 5 until Sunday, Nov. 30. Please obey signs and reduce speed on temporary bridge and work zone. Detour in effect 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 336 Route 336 from the intersection of Southside Road, south to the county line, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, culvert installation and repaving, about eight kilometres, until Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of barrels and cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. NEW WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Construction work on Highway 104 in Antigonish County will be done around the clock until Sunday, Aug. 31. Repaving is happening from West River Bridge east for 5.7 kilometres to the intersection of Route 316 in Lower South River. Both lanes will remain open during daytime construction. From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., there may be one-lane closures. Signs and a pilot vehicle are on site. Drivers should exercise caution in the construction zone. INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge in Grand Etang will occasionally be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Friday, Oct. 31. A detour is available via a temporary bridge, marked with signs and directional lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-835-1641 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 HANTS COUNTY: Bog Road Overpass Closed The overpass that carries Bog Road over Highway 101 is closed until Sunday, Nov. 30 to be replaced as part of the Highway 101 twinning project. A marked detour route is available on Rand Street, Bishopville Road, and Old Post Road. Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 PICTOU COUNTY: Pine Tree Road Pine Tree Road, Thorburn, will be closed to all traffic for bridge construction until Monday, Aug 11. Signs will be in place marking detour routes. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Starting Tuesday, Aug. 12, traffic on sections of Highway 105, west of Exit 3, will be restricted to one lane to allow for repaving until Friday, Oct. 31. Work is taking place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Signs, traffic control persons, and a pilot vehicle will guide traffic safely through the construction zone. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Detour Traffic on Route 215 in the Urbania area near Stewiacke will be detoured because of damage to a culvert. A two kilometre detour is provided on Ox Bow Road, (Old Loop Shore Road) until further notice. Signs and barricades are in place. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Sunday, Aug. 31. 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 consists of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Garden Road in Nine Mile River to Trunk 2 in Milford will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. 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: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-543-6342 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. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Main-a-Dieu Main-a-Dieu Road will have a one-lane closure starting two kilometres east of Trunk 22 for about 4.7 kilometres towards Main-a-Dieu until Friday, Oct 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. -30- CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from Exit 6 (King Road/Trunk 4) to Grand Lake Road, will be reduced to two lanes to allow for repaving until Sunday, Aug. 17. Minor delays are expected. Alternate routes at Kings Road and Grand Lake Road. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-237-0068 Fax: 902-835-1860 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Truro Bridge Closure The overpass connecting Queen Street and East Prince Street over the CN Rail tracks in Truro will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, Aug. 12 until Monday, Sept. 1. Drivers should use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Traffic on sections of Highway 101 will be reduced to one-lane between Exits 18 (Middleton) and Exit 19 (Lawrencetown)to allow for repaving. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control persons, but delays are possible. An alternate route is available on Trunk 1. Please drive with extra care in the construction zone and obey signs and personnel in the area. Work is scheduled for completion on Sunday, Aug. 31. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Sections of Trunk 19 will be reduced to one lane for repaving from the intersection at Margaree Forks for eight kilometres south to the intersection with Route 395 at South West Margaree. Signs and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Local Area Office: 902-827-2544 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 757-2929 Fax: 757-2270 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 DIGBY COUNTY: Chute Bridge Chute Bridge at the intersection of Shelburne Road, South Old Post and Back Road, will be closed for replacement until Friday, Aug. 15. Detour routes are marked and traffic will be control by personnel and barricades. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 PICTOU COUNTY: Granton-Abercrombie Road Granton-Abercrombie Road, from the Trenton Connector north for about 5.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 INVERNESS COUNTY: Portree Bridge The Portree Bridge on Hatchery Road will be closed until further notice. There will be a detour on East Big Intervale and Hatchery Roads. PICTOU COUNTY: Road Closure Flooding has closed two sections of Six Mile Brook Road in the Salt Springs area until further notice. The first section is at Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road. The other section is for about one kilometre north of Morrison Culvert. Local Area Office: (902)-798-2369 Fax: (902)-798-2927 RICHMOND COUNTY: 4 Sections The following sections of road will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, pulverization, repaving and drainage until Tuesday, Sept. 30. – Trunk 4 from the intersection of Black River Road east to South Side River Bourgeois Road for about eight kilometres. – Highway 104/Trunk 4 Connector at Exit 47 for about one kilometre. – Trunk 4 from River Tillard Bridge, west to Highway 104 for about a half kilometre. – Rock Bay Road from the Rocky Bay Hall, east to Bona Road, for about 2.6 kilometres. There will be traffic control and a pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane for paving from Exit 7 (Enfield) to Exit 5A (Aerotech), including ramps, until Friday, Aug. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245 from Brierly Brook Road, west for eight kilometres, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, repaving and culvert installation until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 About 8.8 kilometres of Route 333, from Blind Bay east to Shad Bay, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.last_img read more

12 Oct

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Crews in New Zealand have reentered an underground coal mine for the first time since a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and evidence that leads to criminal charges.Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton was killed in the explosion, said Tuesday the families had been fighting for this day ever since the mine blew up. She said it was moving and overwhelming to watch people go back in.Two workers escaped the mine after the deadly November 2010 explosion. After several more explosions, the mine was sealed shut.New Zealand’s previous conservative government concluded the mine remained too unsafe to reenter. But the liberal government elected in 2017 reexamined the issue and allowed reentry to proceed.The Associated Press read more

7 Oct

Take Our Survey Communications Careers in the Spotlight

Over the last several years of doing our annual Career & Salary Survey, we’ve learned quite a bit about how the communications industry breaks down in terms of job responsibilities and career opportunities. For example, last year’s survey results revealed that communications and collaboration has become more of a team effort, with responsibilities falling across a variety of IT disciplines ranging from PBX manager to network engineer, security analyst, application developer, contact center manager, and beyond.The continually diversifying roles is one of the things that makes this industry so interesting to follow. When I joined the No Jitter team just five years ago as an associate editor, there was no talk of digital transformation; yet now, not only do you hear about digital transformation efforts regularly, but there are entire IT teams dedicated to such projects, in some cases led by the newly emerging role of chief digital officer.Last year’s survey participants identified technologies and skills related to digital transformation as important for career advancement. In addition to digital transformation, the survey results suggested that communications professionals looking to differentiate themselves should consider boning up on technologies like communications integration, Internet of Things, speech interfaces, and artificial intelligence (AI).Put simply, there’s a lot of change going on in the communications space right now. Last year’s survey respondents called out IP networking, email, and communications APIs as among the most important to for IT professionals to understand in order to find success in their current jobs, but times they are a-changing. As the industry evolves, new technologies emerge, IT/communications roles shift, and the state of careers and salaries, as well as the opportunities for career advancement, transform right along with everything else.That’s why we’re hoping that, if you work for an enterprise organization, you will take a few minutes to participate in our 2018 Career & Salary Survey and keep us up to date on the changing factors that are impacting your career in enterprise communications and collaboration. Click here for the survey, and complete it by this Friday, November 16, for the chance to win one of three $100 gift cards. We’ll share the results on No Jitter, as per usual, so be sure to check back to this space for insights gleaned!Tags:News & ViewsCareer & SalarySurveydigital transformationIP networkingcommunicationsCareersNo Jitter ResearchTechnology Trends Articles You Might Like Enterprise Connect Research: 2018 Career & Salary Survey Beth Schultz December 12, 2018 A snapshot of your career in enterprise communications, from the skills you possess, your top job factors, and the salaries you earn 4 Imperatives for Enterprise IT Communication Managers Marty Parker June 11, 2019 With enterprise communications more dynamic than ever, you must adapt and lead to keep your organization competitive. Cisco Gives Certifications a Software Facelift Zeus Kerravala June 17, 2019 A new line of DevNet programs will verify core and advanced skills of Cisco platforms, applications, and APIs. Network Engineers: Time to Give Up Your Blankies Zeus Kerravala August 29, 2019 Following an SD-WAN user session at VMworld, sharing advice on why you need to embrace reskilling Don’t Surrender in the Fight for IT Talent Joyce Osenbaugh June 12, 2019 Combat the shortage by looking for your next hires in non-traditional places. Success_731.png See All in Careers » read more