Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU COUNTY: Ferry Road Ferry Road, from the Three Brooks Road to Highway 106, about a half kilometre, will be reduced to one lane for road work until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Public should expect delays. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Clarence Road Clarence Road, from Fitch Road intersection west for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, milling, patching, and shouldering until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from the Pictou-Colchester county line, east for about 9.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Motorists are advised that there will be a speed zone reduction from 110 km/h to 80km/h when travelling through the two kilometre work zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Exit 11 and Exit 12 Highway 101, from one kilometre east of Exit 11 (Greenwich) to Exit 12 (New Minas), will be reduced to one lane for patching, crack sealing and surfacing until Sunday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 326 Route 326 from south of East Earltown, north for about 6.5 kilometres toward Denmark, will be reduced to one lane for repaving, brush cutting, guardrail repair and other upgrades from until Sunday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Bridge The northbound lane of MacLeod Bridge, on the Cabot Trail in Cape North, will be closed for repairs until further notice. A traffic control person will be on site until traffic signals are installed. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30- KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 at the Lovett Road overpass, west of Exit 14, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and resurfacing until Tuesday, May 31. Traffic signals in place. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 CONTINUING WORK HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101, Exit 5 Highway 101, eastbound lanes from Exit 5 east to the beginning of the Portland Cement Concrete Section near Ellershouse, and the westbound lane will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, July 31. Signs are in place. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 The Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 118, from about four kilometres south of the junction with Highway 102 to the junction of Highway 107, will have single-lane closures until Thursday, June 30. Work takes place from 9 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Crowe’s Mills Bridge Crowe’s Mills Bridge on Mines Bass River road will be closed for replacement until Tuesday, May 31. Detour via East and West Montrose Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Shannon Bridge on Trunk 10 Shannon Bridge on Trunk 10 will be reduced to one lane for structure upgrades until Friday, June 10. Traffic lights will be in place. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 HANTS COUNTY: Rhines Road Closure Rhines Road, off Barr Settlement Road near East Gore, is closed to all but local traffic because of a washed out culvert. Repairs are expected to be complete by the end of May. Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from almost four kilometres west of Fox Island Road, east to the Canso town line, will have alternating lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103, Lane Reduction Sections of Highway 103, for eight kilometres from Exit 19 at Trunk 8 to Five Rivers, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Work is taking place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-541-5603 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Station Road Station Road will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, May 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Old Sackville Road A portion of Old Sackville Road will be closed to complete the new connection to Margeson Drive until Friday, June 10. Drivers can detour via the west end of Old Sackville Road to access Westwind Ridge. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including some weekend work. When completed, the east end of Old Sackville Road will no longer connect to Sackville Drive. Local Area Office: 902-835-2771 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, from Smith Road to Brown’s Mill Road, about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Friday, Sept. 30. Public should expect delays. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 12 through 13 will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, June 30. Please expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 12 to 13, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, June 30. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 KINGS COUNTY: Hortonville Bridge Hortonville Bridge, about one kilometre east of Exit 10 on Highway 101, will be reduced to one lane for bridge construction until Thursday, June 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 125 Traffic on the westbound lanes of Highway 125 near Sydney River will be reduced to one lane between Exit 4 and Exit 5A for repaving until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge Traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge during construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street, Antigonish. The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 PICTOU COUNTY: Three Brooks Road Three Brooks Road, from Pictou town line to Highway 106, almost nine kilometres, is reduced to one lane for road work until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Public should expect delays. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times to build a new overpass. Work will take place until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Traffic on sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane for repaving from north of Stewiacke for four kilometres to Exit 11. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until Sunday, July 31. Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 QUEENS COUNTY: Trunk 8, Lane Reduction Sections of Trunk 8, from the Department of Natural Resources rifle range for 6.7 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Work is taking place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-541-5603 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the old DAR crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until late May or early June, while it is replaced. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 kilometres per hour and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 HANTS COUNTY: St. Croix River Bridge St. Croix River Bridge on Highway 14 in Sweets Corner will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Monday, June 7. Local Area Office: 902-757-2929 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sackville Drive Traffic on Sackville Drive will be reduced to one lane between Wilson Lake Drive and Lucasville Road until Thursday, June 30, to complete the new Margeson Drive Interchange and Connector to Highway 101. Traffic control people will be on site. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some weekend work will also be required. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702last_img read more

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Facebook hits milestone – a billion people logged in on a single

Facebook hits milestone – a billion people logged in on a single day, 1/7 of world population NEW YORK, N.Y. – A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth’s population.Monday’s milestone was mostly symbolic for Facebook, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the network in his Harvard dorm room 11 years ago, reflected on the occasion with a post.“‘I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made,” he wrote. “Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world.”Facebook achieved 1 billion overall users in 2012, but this week’s milestone is perhaps more significant. It means the social network has become an essential service in many of our lives, a sort of online connective tissue that binds us to friends, family and even strangers who find themselves in similar circumstances. We need it daily, or more.Facebook has long sought to connect everyone in the world with its service. A lofty goal, it’s not so different from the three other tech superpowers that are changing commerce, communication and worming their way into every part of our lives. Apple has its gadgets, Amazon delivers our every physical need and Google, well, when was the last time you went a day without Google?(Google, incidentally, receives an average of 100 billion search requests per day, which makes it likely that more than a billion people use it daily.)Most of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday were outside the U.S. and Canada. Of Facebook’s overall users, more than 83 per cent come from other countries. In a video posted Thursday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, mulled what a billion really means.“Look closely, and you’ll see more than a number,” she said in the video, a montage showing Facebook users’ photos, posts and videos from all over the world. “It’s moms and little brothers and cousins and cousins of cousins. There’s Sam, Dante, Ingrid and Lawrence. It’s camping trips, religion … there’s likes, loves and unfortunately still some hate. Look past the number. You’ll find friendships.”As it grows, Facebook’s next billions of members will likely come from outside the U.S., from India, South America, Africa and perhaps even China, where the site is officially blocked.To help expand its flock, Facebook has been working to make its service easier to use on the basic, old-fashioned phones used in many parts of the world. It’s also working to get Internet access to the roughly two-thirds of the world’s population that is not yet connected — or about 5 billion people.Two years ago, Facebook launched Internet.org, a partnership with other tech giants that aims to improve Internet connectivity around the world. The group’s plans include developing cheaper smartphones and tools that would reduce the amount of data required to run apps, as well as working with telecommunications companies to provide basic, free Internet services. The effort has received some criticism for putting Facebook in the position of Internet “gatekeeper,” deciding what sites people can access and going against the spirit of “net neutrality.”Zuckerberg disagreed.“Net neutrality ensures network operators don’t discriminate by limiting access to services you want to use. It’s an essential part of the open Internet, and we are fully committed to it,” he wrote in April. “To give more people access to the Internet, it is useful to offer some service for free. If someone can’t afford to pay for connectivity, it is always better to have some access than none at all.”__AP Technology Writer Michael Liedtke contributed to this story from San Francisco. by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Aug 28, 2015 9:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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