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Road users can expect delays due to rock excavation work on the Trans-Canada Highway at the West Shore Parkway, starting September 22.

Traffic will be stopped in both directions for up to 5 minutes on weekdays, between 9am and 2pm. Work will not occur on statutory holidays.

This excavation is part of the upgrade to the intersection at HWY 1 and the West Shore Parkway. A second northbound left turn lane is being added from the highway, to provide more capacity for vehicles turning left onto the West Shore Parkway, particularly when the future extension to HWY 14 is complete.

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Rock blasting is expected to finish in mid-October. Be sure to give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Also remember to obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards.

Construction of the new left turn lane has been ongoing since July 2016 and it is expected to open to traffic later this fall.

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