The Department of Transportation and Works is advising motorists that there will be brief intermittent traffic delays on the Outer Ring Road in St. John's for a period of 14 days beginning Thursday, due to approved blasting activity.
The Outer Ring Road between Topsail Road Interchange and Thorburn Road interchange will be closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic during blasts. Blasting will typically take place two to four times a day, with road closure lasting 10 to 15 minutes each time. City Sand & Gravel is carrying out this blasting as part of operations at its quarry near the Outer Ring Road.
To help maintain traffic flow, the province says blasts and road closures will not take place during peak traffic hours from 7 to 9 a.m., 12 noon to 2 p.m, and 4-6 p.m. Blasting may occur at any time outside of those peak traffic hours.