Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of Highway 104, from Pomquet River Road for about two kilometres to Exit 36A, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 17. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118, Fall River The Highway 118 overpass over Perrin Drive in Fall River is reduced to one lane in each direction during repairs until Saturday, July 18. Two lanes are open during peak hours. For inbound lanes, it is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 20 at Alma for 4.4 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Friday, July 31. Speed through the work zone is reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101, Gilberts Cove Highway 101, near Gilberts Cove, is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs until Saturday, July 25. Traffic control signals are on site. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, is reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading. Upgrade work is also being done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive, and the Yolanda Drive intersection. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible. Work takes place from dawn until dusk and is scheduled for completion by the end of August. PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Night Work Sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 5 at Fall River and Exit 4-C at Glendale Avenue and Duke Street, are reduced to one lane during night hours. On weekdays, lane reductions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. On weekends, the lane reductions are from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Delays are possible during construction. Travel with caution and use an alternate route if possible. Work will be completed this fall. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for about 2.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled for completion by the end of October. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Eastbound Lanes Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, between Exit 19 at Salt Springs and Exit 20 at Greenhill, are reduced to one lane for repaving. Speed limit through the construction zone is 80 km/h and drivers should use extra caution. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of July. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, is closed between Greenfield Road and Black River Road to replace a culvert until Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detour via White Rock Road. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge is open, but there may be occasional, brief closures during construction. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, Digby Co., is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line are reduced to one lane for rumble strip installation until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Barnhill Bridge Barnhill Bridge, about three kilometres north of Trunk 2 on Belmont Road, is closed for repairs until Wednesday, July 24. Detour signs are in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. CONTINUING WORK HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

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BBC scraps Radio 4 religious programme Something Understood due to budget cuts

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. “They shouldn’t have cancelled it, they should have made it primetime. It was held back by its scheduling. As an outsider, it seems a sad one to cut.”The Revd Malcolm Doney, a frequent contributor to the programme, said it had an appeal beyond regular worshippers. “The people I know that listen to it often aren’t card-carrying Christians, but agnostics and even out-and-out atheists. It’s the best of radio because it is thoughtful and surprising.“When people don’t do church-organised religion, this is a rare jewel of an opportunity for them. Even though it occupies only 30 minutes of radio, it feels like more.”The BBC insisted it has plans to “increase the ambition of religious programmes” on the network. It has designated 2019 as the “Year of Beliefs”.Ofcom recently introduced a quota of at least 115 hours of religious programmes across BBC One and BBC Two, stipulating that some must be in peaktime, but no such quota exists for radio.A BBC spokesperson said the corporation produces over 7,000 hours of religion every year across TV and Radio, with much of that on radio.The spokesperson added: “It is wrong to judge the entirety of the BBC’s religious output on one decision to broadcast archive episodes of Something Understood in 2019/20 instead of commissioning a new series, when no decisions have been made beyond that and the reality is that we are doing more overall in the year ahead with a big season of religious programming. “In our religion review we made it clear we want to do more about Christianity as well as other beliefs, and increase the scale and ambition of religious programming as audiences said they wanted.” The BBC’s commitment to religious programming is being questioned after it announced plans to decommission Something Understood, the Radio 4 show that has run for 23 years.From April next year, the regular weekly slot will be filled with repeats of old programmes and no new content will be made.The corporation blamed budget cuts, saying: “The BBC continues to face significant financial challenges, and has to save £800 million by 2012; so Radio 4, like the rest of BBC Radio, has to make tough choices.“We’ve broadcast Something Understood for nearly 24 years, and we know the decision to no longer make this programme will disappoint our audience.“But we have a full and rich back catalogue of the programme, and we propose to fill the schedule with the best of the archive for the foreseeable future.”The programme has many loyal listeners despite its 6.05am Sunday time slot, with a repeat at 11.30pm.The decision was made despite a recent BBC review which concluded: “We want to do more to help people understand the role of Christianity in today’s world, and more to understand other faiths and beliefs as well.”Something Understood explores ethical and faith issues. Critics of the decision to axe it include The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones, Master of the Temple Church in the City of London, who told the Church Times: “It is an unfailing thoughtful, measured programme that covers a wide range of topics with grace. read more

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