For the third straight day, protesters are at the site of the plan B highway construction site in New Haven, P.E.I. and they don't plan to move any time soon.
Close to 200 protesters have set up a base camp in a private woodlot, with the owner's permission. They are using the spot to monitor the construction site.
The protesters were successful in their bid to disrupt workers on the first two days as police ordered a work stoppage over safety concerns when the protesters got too close to heavy machinery.
There were no heavy machines in use at the Trans-Canada Highway realignment site on Saturday. However, workers are continuing to put up fencing and no trespassing signs, measures transportation officials hope will keep the protesters outside of the work site.
Contractors were told work could not begin on the site until the entire area is fenced off. More than six kilometres of fence is being put in place.
The project to realign a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway between New Haven and Bonshaw has been the centre of controversy for months. A watershed group says it is worried the realignment of the Trans-Canada Highway will cause run-off in the West River, despite reassurances by P.E.I.'s environment minister.