Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to onelane for repairs. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-563-2245 Fax: 902-563-0540 Local Area Office: 902-752-4168 Fax: 902-755-7188 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU COUNTY: Thornburn Road The Thornburn Road will be closed until Friday, May 13 to allowrepairs to the James Ross Bridge. An alternate route is available on Route 347 and Park Falls Road. Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists ofsigns. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until furthernotice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is availableon Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced toone lane for repairs. Temporary traffic signals are in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Coxheath Road Work will continue on the interchange ramps on Coxheath Roaduntil June. Traffic control persons are in place. A detour is available onRoute 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project betweenExit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Minor blasting may occur near exits 4 and 5 between 9 a.m. and3:30 p.m. until Saturday, April 30. Efforts will be made tominimize delays at peak travelling times. Traffic control will consist of signs and traffic controlpersons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Barra Strait Bridge Barra Strait Bridge on Route 223 at Grand Narrows will haveperiodic delays of up to 20 minutes due to electrical repairs andtesting. Work takes place until April 22. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 -30-last_img read more

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UN seeks more costeffective flight logistics in peacekeeping political missions

“While these assets provide essential logistics and military enabling capabilities, given their significant cost implications, the Secretary-General has asked the heads of field missions to systematically analyze and adjust the composition and utilization of their air fleet and to seek alternative solutions that may be more cost-effective,” UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told journalists in New York. Immediate changes include reducing fleets, limiting passenger movement to essential needs and cutting the number of non-mission passengers traveling on UN flights, and reducing the number of special flights. The UN currently deploys 58 fixed-wing and 157 rotary-wing aircraft in 12 peacekeeping missions and 6 special political missions, the Spokesperson said. The effort to reduce costs is being led by the Department of Field Support, which provides logistical support to the Department of Peacekeeping and the Department of Political Affairs. The policy change is part of the Secretariat’s “ongoing review of costs and the use of resources provided by Member States,” the Spokesperson added. read more

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