The Maccles River Bridge in the Newfoundland and Labrador T'Railway Provincial Park will close on September 19 to allow for the installation of a new bridge. The new bridge will open once the construction work has been completed, which is anticipated to be September 22. During the installation there will be no through traffic from Alexander Bay Station to the town of Terra Nova.
Also, construction upgrades to the 19.8 km section between Alexander Bay Station and Chain Pond Resource Road in the Maccles Lake area has commenced. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of September. During this time, users should expect delays of up to 30 minutes in duration and are reminded to follow all safety signage.
As part of the Labrador-Island Transmission Link, a grounding station is being constructed at Dowden's Point, CBS. Therefore, you may experience T'Railway closures for short durations during construction. Signage will be clearly posted to mark speed limits and other safety precautions. Updates will be issued as required to advise the public about construction activities in the area. For more information contact 1.888.576.5454.
Two sections of the T'Railway Provincial Park in central Newfoundland that were closed as a result of the Thanksgiving 2016 rain event have been reopened. Repairs to sections from Notre Dame Junction to Glenwood and from Glenwood to Gander have been completed and passed inspections.
The Dog Brook washout, located between Badger and Grand Falls-Windsor, remains closed as new site plans are being developed.
Users of the sections from Gander to Clarenville and from Clarenville to Little Harbour East may encounter closed work sites while final repairs are being completed.
The Arnold's Cove trestle in the Newfoundland and Labrador T'Railway Provincial Park, located 98 kilometres west of St. John's, is closed effective immediately to repair decking. The trestle will reopen once the work is completed.
Two additional sections of the T'Railway Provincial Park that were damaged by the Thanksgiving 2016 rain event have been repaired. Sections from Mary March Brook to Badger and Badger to Grand Falls-Windsor; with the exception of Dog Brook are now reopened to the public.
Users are reminded that repair work is continuing in the other damaged sections and that closures remain in place until repairs can be finalized. More information on continuing repairs and closures can be found below:
Sections from Notre Dame Junction to Gander remain closed to all users while repairs are ongoing; and
Users of the section from Gander to Clarenville and from Clarenville to Little Harbour East will encounter closed sections while contractors continue to make repairs.
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation will continue to provide updates as work is completed and sections of the T'Railway Provincial Park are opened.