Taylor Bay project news delayed till after election

Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News

Tuesday, May 9 2017

The Transportation Ministry will not have any news or updates on the Taylor Bay/Ferry Hill intersection work until after the 2017 Provincial Election is over.

That according to Ministry staff this past week.

The project will involve removing and rebuilding the road base around the corner of North Road (on Ferry Hill) and Taylor Bay Road, replacing the culvert under Taylor Bay Road, and placing rip-rap to protect against erosion. 

When this maintenance work is completed, this section of the road will be repaved and lines will be repainted.

The project is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.

Ministry staff have said that during construction, crews will make every effort to ensure traffic delays related to construction, including impacts to ferry lineups, are kept to a minimum.

Announced at the beginning of March, the project was to have been started by the end of March or into early April if weather permitted.

Ministry staff did not say whether the work was still slated to be done, but did confirm that projects put in place before the election will move forward as scheduled.