Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Posted at 12:32 pm on October 18, 2017

 Antigonish County Council is hopeful that a recent review of the dangerous Beech Hill Intersection by the Department of Transportation will result in changes. During last evenings council meeting, Councillor Bill MacFarlane raised the issue, after nearly seeing an accident on his way to council yesterday.
Warden Owen McCarron says that TIR had cables laid out for two weeks on the road to observe traffic patterns, and will release results in the coming months. McCarron hopes the spring will reveal some changes to the intersection:
McCarron says that council will continue to press the importance of addressing the Beech Hill Road intersection to TIR officials during the winter months.

Posted at 1:52 pm on February 24, 2017

A sign that spring may not be far off.  The province is imposing weight restrictions on all gravel roads in Nova Scotia starting at noon today.  Gravel roads will be posted to a maximum of 15-thousand kilograms until further notice.  The provincial transportation department says unseasonably warm weather is softening gravel roads to the point where weight restrictions are necessary.
Department officials will continue to monitor road and weather conditions to determine when it is safe to remove the restrictions.