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Traffic Advisory - On behalf of NB Power

23-Nov-2018

On behalf of NB Power

An NB Power contractor will be transporting a large transformer from
West Saint John to the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS)
by truck this weekend.

The move is scheduled to occur on Sunday, November 25, 2018, weather permitting, and could take approximately 8 hours. If there are high winds, heavy rain or snow, icy conditions, and/or poor visibility, the move will be rescheduled to the following Sunday, December 2.

A large truck and specialized transport trailer will leave 550 Gault Road at approximately 07:00 AM and travel south to Route 100 (Ocean Westway)
and west until entering Highway 1, at Exit 112 off King William Road. The
load will travel westbound toward St. Stephen for the first 3 kms, before switching to the eastbound lanes going west for 23 kms until taking Exit 86 to Point Lepreau.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists travelling on Gault Road and Ocean Westway will experience intermittent traffic delays while the Load navigates these roadways. Delays can be expected.

Motorists travelling westbound on Route 1 from Exit 112 through to Km-Mark 109, between Exit 112 and 103, will be slowed down while the equipment travels this portion of the route. Beyond Exit 103, motorists will resume normal conditions.

Detour in Effect:

Motorists travelling eastbound on Route 1 to Saint John will be detoured off Route 1 at Exit 86 at Lepreau onto Route 790 to the intersection of Route 790 and Route 795 (Wetmore Creek Road). Motorists will travel route 795 back onto Route 790, and continue onto Route 1 at the Musquash on-ramp (Exit 96).

Motorists continuing or travelling eastbound from Musquash to Saint John may experience stopped traffic periodically. No vehicles will be permitted on the eastbound side of the highway during the oversize Load movement.

Traffic control signage and support personnel will be in place. The Load
will be accompanied by RCMP escort vehicles.

Please plan extra time in your travel plans since intermittent delays can be expected along Route 790 and Highway 1.

These activities were planned with safety as the top priority, and received approval from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. Emergency vehicles will be given priority.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your patience.

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(506) 649-6008
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