Construction season sees traffic tied up across Prince Edward Island

Jocelyne Lloyd jlloyd@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on June 11, 2014

Road work is pictured here near the Hillsborough Bridge in Charlottetown in this file photo. Milling work is taking place today on Kensington Road in Charlottetown and could result in traffic delays.

©Guardian photo by Heather Taweel

Paving work being carried out at the foot of the Hillsborough Bridge in Charlottetown earlier this morning tied up morning commuters.

Some drivers travelling to work from Stratford reported sitting on the Stratford Road for 20 minutes or more.

Compounding the slow-moving commute in Stratford was a fender-bender involving a school bus on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Kinlock Road traffic lights. The collision was minor and there were no injuries.

Charlottetown Coun. Terry Bernard, public works chairman, tweeted that paving and patching work in the capital city is due to wrap up Friday.

Meanwhile, the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has issued a list of work beginning this week.

Beginning this afternoon, there will be a detour around the Upton Road and Route 1 intersection by the West Royalty Industrial Park, where the province is building its latest roundabout. Signage and flaggers will direct motorists during construction hours.

And the Rocky Point Bridge will be closed beginning Monday, June 16. Crews are replacing the bridge on the Rocky Point Road. A detour will be set up sending motorists on Route 19 through Cumberland and Nine Mile Creek. That work is scheduled to end July 25.