Part of Outer Ring Road closed for construction

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Construction has shut down the median lanes on a portion of the Outer Ring Road.
Drivers are advised that the median lane, in both directions of the Outer Ring Road, between Thorburn Road and Topsail Road, has been closed for traffic.
The Department of Transportation and Works is installing median barriers and guide rails in the area. Department officials say speeding motorists were endangering construction workers and they believe it would be safer if those lanes were closed.
The closure will likely last through the three-week construction period.

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Works

Geographic location: Outer Ring Road, Thorburn Road, Topsail Road

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  • Aubrey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Nice to see that the Dept. of Transportation has finally come to its senses and is working on sections of Nfld. & Labrador's version of the Autobahn, The Outer Ring Road. Too bad something can't be done about the nutjobs who drive 20-30 kms over the speed limit, regardless of the road conditions or visibility. These idiots should have landing gear installed on their vehicles for when they lift off. Has anyone ever seen a cop car on the Outer Ring Road ? Guess we've got to keep that traffic moving, eh ?

  • MP
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    How come they're only putting barriers up now after the road's been open for years? Why do they always wait until something happens before doing something to improve safety?

  • CB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Glad to hear something was done to stop these speed demons before someone got hurt.

    I do have one piece of advice for those very few of you out there who like to slow down on the on-ramp..and this really irks the heck outta me...It's a merge lane, NOT a yield lane. For the love of God speed up to the flow of traffic and then merge in with them.

  • LR
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    My husband is one of the workers, and I'm glad the lanes have been closed. Some drivers are in too much of a hurry to worry about the lives of others. Obviously, these speeding drivers have no family of their own, or they would slow down for fear of injuring someone elses!!

  • Aubrey
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    Nice to see that the Dept. of Transportation has finally come to its senses and is working on sections of Nfld. & Labrador's version of the Autobahn, The Outer Ring Road. Too bad something can't be done about the nutjobs who drive 20-30 kms over the speed limit, regardless of the road conditions or visibility. These idiots should have landing gear installed on their vehicles for when they lift off. Has anyone ever seen a cop car on the Outer Ring Road ? Guess we've got to keep that traffic moving, eh ?

  • MP
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    How come they're only putting barriers up now after the road's been open for years? Why do they always wait until something happens before doing something to improve safety?

  • CB
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Glad to hear something was done to stop these speed demons before someone got hurt.

    I do have one piece of advice for those very few of you out there who like to slow down on the on-ramp..and this really irks the heck outta me...It's a merge lane, NOT a yield lane. For the love of God speed up to the flow of traffic and then merge in with them.

  • LR
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    My husband is one of the workers, and I'm glad the lanes have been closed. Some drivers are in too much of a hurry to worry about the lives of others. Obviously, these speeding drivers have no family of their own, or they would slow down for fear of injuring someone elses!!