Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU COUNTY: Middle River Road The Middle River Road in Rocklin will be closed to all traffic, between White Hill Road and E. Fraser Road, until Wednesday, Oct. 6 while culvert replacement is carried out. Motorists are advised to follow a signed detour via White Hill Road and E. Fraser Road. COLCHESTER/HALIFAX COUNTIES: Route 224 Route 224, from the intersection of Route 277 at Gay’s River to the Elderbank Road, about six kilometres, will have intermittent lane closures due to repaving. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be complete by Friday, Oct. 15. Local area office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 395 Route 395, north of West Lake Ainslie Road to Trout Brook Bridge, will have lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31 for repaving and bridge work. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Hardscratch Road Hardscratch Road, between the Yarmouth Town Line and Greenville Road, will have lane closures until Saturday, Oct. 23. Road crews will be carrying out ditching, culvert installation and repaving. Motorists may experience delays and are advised to use an alternate route if possible. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) will have lane closures from the Yankee Line Road intersection to 1.5 kilometres west of Upper Middle River Bridge until Sunday, Oct. 31 while repaving is carried out. The closures will take place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and traffic control persons will be in place. Local area office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 4 Three kilometres of Trunk 4 will have periodic lane closures near Middle Cape until Wednesday, Nov. 10, for repaving. Work will take place west of Breac Brook Bridge to the top of the hill in Middle Cape, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle. Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes where possible. Local area office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927 HANTS COUNTY: Payzant Bog Road, Falmouth The Payzant Bog Road in Falmouth will be closed, except to local traffic, for bridge repairs, until Friday, Oct. 8. Traffic control will consist of signage. Motorists are asked to follow detour signs. Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337 Two sections of Route 337 will have intermittent lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31. One section starts at the intersection of Route 337 and Marsh Road at Livingstone Cove and goes seven kilometres west. The other section starts at Cribbons Point Road and goes 2.4 kilometres to South Lakevale Road. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle. Local area office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 HANTS COUNTY: Elmsdale Bridge The Elmsdale Bridge on Trunk 2 between Elmsdale and Lantz is now open to traffic. There will be isolated one-lane closures until Friday, Oct. 8. Local area office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 KINGS COUNTY: Route 358, Greenwich The traffic signals located at the intersection of Route 358, and Trunk 1 in Greenwich will be activated on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 4. Motorists are asked to exercise caution when driving through the intersection until they become familiar with traffic movements and signal phases. Work will continue in the area until Friday, Oct. 8. This may involve periods of one-lane closures. Traffic control persons will be in place. Local area office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14, from Route 202 (Cheesefactory Corner) westerly to Route 354 (Beaverbank Road), about five kilometres, will have lane closures due to repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be complete by Friday, Oct. 15. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons and pilot vehicles. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 125 The shoulder lanes on the four-lane section of Highway 125 near Sydney River will be closed 24-hours-a-day until Wednesday, Dec. 15, while the highway and the Sydney River Bridge are widened and the Coxheath Road Bridge is replaced. Work in the area will continue until June 2005. Traffic control will consist of traffic drums and concrete barriers. A detour is available via Route 305. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Furlong Bridge The Furlong Bridge on Trunk 2 near Southampton will be closed until Sunday, Oct. 31, while the bridge is replaced. Traffic will be rerouted to a temporary two-lane panel bridge parallel to the existing bridge. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Two sections of Highway 102 will have periods of one-lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31. Section one is about eight kilometres south on Highway 102 from Exit 2 (Kearney Lake) to Ralston Avenue, off Bayers Road. Section two is about three kilometres north on Highway 102 from Ralston Avenue to Exit 1A (Highway 103). The closures may take place 24 hours a day except between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on inbound lanes and between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on outbound lanes. Motorists may experience delays and are advised to use an alternate route. Local area office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local area office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2518 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 The speed limit at the St. Croix interchange at Exit 4 is reduced to 80 km/h until further notice, while bridge and road construction takes place. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 northbound lanes, from the Halifax County/Hants County line to Exit 8 at Elmsdale, about five kilometres, will have one-lane closures due to guardrail work. Work will be complete by Friday, Oct. 8. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Prince Street Prince Street, between Barrington and Granville Streets, will be closed until Sunday, Oct. 10 to allow for upgrades to One Government Place. Local area office: 902-424-2880 Fax: 902-424-6035 Local area office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local area office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local area office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Hebbs Mill Bridge, Hebbville The Hebbs Mill Bridge on Trunk 3 in Hebbville will have one-lane closures until Friday, Oct. 8, due to bridge work. During this period, the bridge will be closed to loads wider than 3.5 metres (11 feet). Loads wider than 3.5 metres should use Highway 103. Traffic control will consist of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 HALIFAX COUNTY: Route 333 There will be one-lane closures on Route 333, from Brookside Road south to Burkes Road, until Tuesday, Nov. 30. Crews will be patching and repaving the road. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons, signs and cones. Motorists may experience delays and are advised to use an alternate route. Local area office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 The Highway 102/Trunk 2 Interchange, at Exit 5 near Fall River, will have lane closures until Friday, Oct. 8. Road crews will be carrying out interchange improvements between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, west of River Denys Mountain Road and extending four kilometres east, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons. Local area office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Route 305 Route 305, Seaview Drive, will have occasional lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31, while the Leitches Creek Bridge is replaced. Work will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Traffic control persons will be in place when necessary. Local area office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local area office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 PICTOU COUNTY: Joudrey Bridge The Joudrey Bridge in River John will be closed to all traffic until Sunday, Oct. 31, while the bridge is replaced. Motorists are advised to use a detour route via Mountain Road and Louisville Road. Local area office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local area office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347 Route 347 will have periodic lane closures between Thorburn Road and MacPherson’s Mills Bridge until Friday, Oct. 8. Repaving work will be carried out between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Coxheath Road Coxheath Road will have occasional daytime lane closures until Wednesday, Dec. 15, while the Coxheath Road Bridge is replaced. New interchange ramps will also be constructed. Work will continue until June 2005. Traffic control persons will be in place and a detour is available via Route 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for major repairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists of signage. Local area office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7042 Local area office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 104, Port Hastings Rotary The Port Hastings Rotary on Highway 104 will have lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31. Road crews will be carrying out repaving work between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays. Traffic control persons will be in place. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, between Boylston and Guysborough, will have intermittent lane closures for repaving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from daylight to dark, Monday to Friday, with some weekend work. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7 will have intermittent one-lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31. The closures will be in effect from 1.3 kilometres west of Liscomb River to the MacKinley Point Loop Road at Spanish Ship Bay. Work will take place from daylight to dark, Monday to Friday, with some weekend work. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 A section of Trunk 2 at Shad Brook will be closed until Sunday, Oct. 31 while culvert replacement is carried out. A single-lane detour around the work will be constructed and traffic will be controlled by traffic lights. The maximum width on the detour structure is 3.1 metres. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, north of River Denys Mountain Road to north of Sandy Gillis Bridge, will have occasional lane closures for repaving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traffic control will be in place. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local area office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 Highway 111 at Mic Mac Boulevard will be reduced from eight lanes to four lanes from Sunday, Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 22 to allow for interchange modifications and repaving. Motorists may experience delays and are advised to use an alternate route if possible. -30-last_img read more

England Rugby head chef forced himself on woman in hotel room court

The head chef of the England rugby team sexually assaulted a woman in his hotel room after locking the door behind her, a court heard.Michelin-starred Patrick McDonald, 56, was working as caterer for the national squad when the alleged incident happened at the historic Randolph Hotel in Oxford.Prosecutors claim he invited his victim to his room at 2.30pm before locking the door and groping her over her clothing.He ‘forced his tongue inside her mouth’ and stroked her groin area before the woman pushed him away and fled the room, it is alleged.McDonald, of Suckley, near Worcester, denies a single count of sexual assault at Oxford Crown Court.Opening the case on Wednesday (02/01), prosecutor Edward Culver said: “It is the prosecution’s case that this is not a situation where there has been a misunderstanding or confusion or innocent brushing of bodies or parts of bodies.“The defendant deliberately kissed and touched [the alleged victim], sexual touching, which he knew was both uninvited and unwelcome.“[McDonald] stepped towards her and held her face with his hands, he then kissed her, forcing his tongue inside her mouth. This was for a few seconds.“He then put his right arm around her upper body and with his left stroked her [groin area] over her clothing.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Taking to the witness box, the alleged victim said she was left “scared, nervous, and quite shaky” after the alleged assault on February 27, 2018.Detailing the incident from the moment she entered his room – number 30 – she told jurors: “When I heard the door lock I turned around.“He was in front of me and he placed his hands on my face and proceeded to kiss me and force his tongue into my mouth.“His hands seemed to move down my body and started brushing my groin area. After that I pushed him away as hard as I could and left the room as soon as I could.”She told the court that the incident lasted a matter of minutes and she denied ever instigating any sexual contact. McDonald was later arrested at the five-star hotel.During cross-examination, defence barrister Alistair Grainger put to the woman that she had in fact ‘winked’ at her alleged abuser earlier that day.And Grainger suggested she had mimed a sex act to him in an apparent bid to entice him – all assertions she denied.Grainger then put it to the woman that McDonald had never grabbed her and had instead dropped a set of keys on the floor while they were both in the room. The barrister claims that in McDonald’s attempt to pick them back up he had become unsteady on his feet and grabbed hold of her in a bid to retain his footing.Mr Grainger also asked the alleged victim if she was ‘infatuated’ with the ‘superstar’ chef, an assertion which she denied.And he put to her that she had come on to him before being rejected, which left her feeling ‘acutely embarrassed’, as well as ‘dejected’ and ‘rejected’ – also assertions which she denied.The trial continues with a jury panel of seven men and five women. read more