TRURO, N.S. – Evening traffic jams have become the norm for travellers heading north on Hwy 102 as crews prepare to finish up roadwork on the Viaduct Bridge and Lower Truro Road overpasses outside Truro.
Crews are continuing work on the two bridges running along Hwy 102 northbound near exits 14 and 14A during the night, until 11 p.m., and are aiming to finish by Friday, Dec. 22, just in time for the Christmas weekend travellers.
Construction has limited the northbound lanes of the 102 to one lane, causing traffic to come to a standstill during peak rush hours, around 4:30-6 p.m.
With traffic usually lined up from the Truro exits to the Millbrook Power Centre in the evening, many have begun detouring through Truro, causing for an increase of in-town traffic.
No update has been given as to what kind of work is being done to the bridges, but Transport Nova Scotia are recommending travellers be prepared to stop and suggests the use of alternative routes.