Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until spring. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road will have alternating lane closures until Tuesday, Dec. 30, to install traffic signals at the entrance of Central Supplies and the Petro Canada station. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 at Middle Melford will have lane closures for the construction of a detour bridge and approaches at Melford Bridge until Jan. 31. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and drivers can expect delays, gravel on the road and rough sections. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and some weekends. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crossed the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed because of flood damage. The bridge will reopen next summer. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, southbound for about 500 metres to Exit 7, will have occasional one-lane closures until Friday, Dec. 19, to install truck weighing equipment. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester, while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville will be closed indefinitely for structural repairs. PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Access to and from Highway 104 on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents, but has no exit. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 and Bog Road Overpass The Bog Road overpass, above Highway 101, is closed until Sunday, Dec. 28. It is being replaced as part of the Highway 101 twinning project. A marked detour route is available on Rand Street, Bishopville Road and Old Post Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Thompson Road Thompson Road, between Crowley Road and Pugwash River Road, will be closed for culvert replacement until further notice. PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Thorburn Road will be closed until Wednesday, Dec. 17, to remove the underpass near Thorburn Consolidated School. Motorists are advised to use the detour route adjacent to the Thorburn Road via Hollow Road.center_img Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Friday, Dec. 19. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Porteau’s Bridge: Porteau’s Bridge, about six kilometres south from Trunk 6 on Route 246, will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Dec. 23 to replace rails. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4 from west of Ski Ben Eion for six kilometres west toward Big Pond will have lane closures to allow for road upgrades until Friday, Jan. 2. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10 will have alternating one-lane closures for ditching and culvert installation until Friday, Dec. 19. There is a pilot vehicle, flashing-light unit, traffic cones and traffic control people on site. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 -30- KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad.last_img read more

Films like Coolie no 1 in minority now Farhad Samji

first_imgMumbai: Writter Farhad Samji, who is writing the script of “Coolie No 1” remake, says mainstream commercial comedies are in minority today. “Coolie No 1” is an adaptation of the original of the same name, which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead. It was directed by Varun’s father, filmmaker David Dhawan. David is returning to direct the new movie featuring Varun Dhawan. “‘Coolie No 1’ is a fairly easy film with no frills attached. The audiences know it’s a David Dhawan film with his son so they’ll come for the punches, the jokes, the character. We had to work that out. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “It’s a 25-year-old film so I’ve tried to modernise as much as I could. It’s an adaptation with a stellar cast. There are several fresh scenes and it’s really a fun film,” Farhad told PTI. The writer says though there are films like “Badhai Ho” and “Badla” which are doing good business, there are very few out-and-out commercial comedy films being made. “Earlier, these films were in mainstream but now we are in minority. So the audience has the hunger, which is an advantage for us. There are good films now, sure, but the genres are diverse.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Farhad is also attached as a writer for Rohit Shetty’s upcoming “Sooryavanshi”. The action-drama features Akshay Kumar in the title role and the writer says unlike films of the cop universe ‘Singham’ and ‘Simmba’ they didn’t have any reference here. “We had references in ‘Singham’ and ‘Simmba’ of south films but not with this. When you’re writing something completely new, you’ve to keep giving yourselves assurances that everything is on point. There was a lot of revisions to see if we are on the right track. “Once the development happened and actors came in, when we saw the shoot of Akshay, everything fell in place. It’s a cracker of a script which has turned out very well,” he added.last_img read more