TCH to be shut down this weekend between Foxtrap and Holyrood Access Roads

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This 80-metre long culvert was installed in 2019, prompting a planned shutdown of the TCH near Avondale, causing major traffic delays. (Cec Haire/CBC - image credit)
This 80-metre long culvert was installed in 2019, prompting a planned shutdown of the TCH near Avondale, causing major traffic delays. (Cec Haire/CBC - image credit)

Drivers should prepare for slowdowns this weekend as a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on the Avalon Peninsula will see all four lanes closed this weekend starting 5 p.m. Friday.

The section between Holyrood Access Road and Foxtrap Access Road will be shut down in order to replace a culvert.

Work will happen around the clock, according to the transportation department. A media release says the highway is anticipated to reopen on Monday, Aug. 2, however no time is provided.

Signs will be in place warning drivers of construction zones and reduced speeds.

Eastbound motorists can detour at:

  • Salmonier Line (Route 90);

  • Holyrood Access Road (Route 62).

  • Witless Bay Line (Route 13).

Westbound traffic can detour at:

  • Foxtrap Access Road (Route 61).

  • Witless Bay Line (Route 13).

A culvert replacement near Avondale in 2019 created traffic backups of almost three hours at one point.

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